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North Korean workers build house

Sinuiju City, North Korea, 11-2003..North Korean workers build a house while a policeman looks on in Sinuiju, a North Korean city of 300,000 people bordering China. . .North Korea is the world's most insular and totalitarian state. Ruled by the messianic leader Kim Il Sung and his son Kim Jong Il since 1948, North Korea has stubbornly stuck to its juche (self-reliance) ideology and siege mentality, imposing one Stalinist economic plan after another. Floods, droughts and mismanagement in the 1990s plunged the country into a preventable famine, killing up to three million, or 13 percent of the population. It now depends heavily on Chinese aid...

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Sinuiju City, North Korea, 11-2003..North Korean workers build a house while a policeman looks on in Sinuiju, a North Korean city of 300,000 people bordering China. . .North Korea is the world's most insular and totalitarian state. Ruled by the messianic leader Kim Il Sung and his son Kim Jong Il since 1948, North Korea has stubbornly stuck to its juche (self-reliance) ideology and siege mentality, imposing one Stalinist economic plan after another. Floods, droughts and mismanagement in the 1990s plunged the country into a preventable famine, killing up to three million, or 13 percent of the population. It now depends heavily on Chinese aid...