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North Korean Ferris Wheel

Sinuiju City, North Korea, 11-2003..A rusting, motionless Ferris wheel perched on North Korea's border with China struggles to show the world how fun it is to live in the socialist paradise. . .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..A rusting, motionless Ferris wheel perched on North Korea's  border with China struggles to show the world how fun it is to live in the socialist paradise. . .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...