Kim Il-sung Essays

  • Kim Il-Sung: The First North Korean Dictator

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    Kim Il-Sung, a respected and beloved leader born to poor parents in Pyongyang, the heart of North Korea. He ruthlessly managed to make his way into power to become the first North Korean Dictator, by “fighting the Japanese and saving Korea from American imperialism” (Martin, 2006 p. 16). Kim was not only a leader to his people but also a father, he told the orphans of Korea “think of me your father and you my children”. (ibid 2006 p. 10) Those around him “saw him as a god, a genius from heaven who

  • Juche In North Korea

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    the 38th parallel after World War II. North Korea operates under a communist style government and is currently lead by Kim Jong Un. Kim Il Sung, the grandfather of Kim Jong Un, was the first and “eternal ruler” of the present North Korea. Kim Il Sung used Juche, which can be translated as “self-reliance” to make his rule stronger. Juche came about from the ideals of Kim Il Sung and from the devastation of the Korean War. There are three main focuses of juche which are chaju, charip, and chawi. Each

  • Unified Silla

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    years .The name "Unified Silla" is a term that likely dates after the division of Korea in 1945. However, some parts of the Goguryeo territory remained outside Silla’s control. In 660, King Munmu the Great ordered his armies to attack Baekje. General Kim Yu-shin, aided by Tang forces, defeated General Gyebaek and conquered Baekje. In 661, he moved on Goguryeo but was repelled. King Munmu was the first ruler ever to look upon the south of Korean Peninsula as a single political entity after the fall of

  • Yeonmi Park Book Report

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    Yeonmi Park was born in Hyesan, North Korea on October 4, 1993. The year after birth, the founder, Kim ll-Sung died at the same time the Great Famine occurred. Even though Yeonmi’s father was able to keep his family from suffering the worst of the famine, Yeonmi still witnessed horrific scenes. She saw, in particular, the bodies of the people who were starving. In 2007, Yeonmi and her mother went over the border to China to search for her sister who escaped years before and her father chose to stay

  • Barbara Demick Nothing To Envy Analysis

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    In Nothing to Envy written by Barbara Demick, the author describes North Korea as "a country that has fallen out of the developed world" (Demick 4). Through diction, Demick is attempting to demonstrate the notion that North Korea is surviving solely without interruption from the outside world. This is done by ruling the country by a totalitarian dictatorship, such as an absolute monarchy controlled by generations of the same family in pursuit of the same goal. In North Korea, each individual person

  • North Korean Freedom

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    protect people’s liberty and there are no possessions of property in North Korea, Kim Jong Un doesn’t believe in all humans being treated equally, and in the regime of North Korea the right to life is not protected North Korean government does not protect people’s liberty. It is illegal for the North Korean people to leave their

  • The 38th Parallel: The Korean War

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    The Korean War endures to the origins of the collapse of the Japanese Empire in the World War II in 1945 as Korea annexed to Japan since 1910. Thus Korea split into two while the north was invaded by the Soviet Union and the south by the United States. When, in 1947, with the request of the United Nations, before segregation, it has affirmed that the elections should be held with the observance of the UN officials. As, the Soviet Union didn’t let upon the UN observers, they were remained distinct

  • David Wallechinsky North Korea Essay

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    Introduction Thesis: David Wallechinsky, a journalist for PARADE, believes that North Korea is not a threat to the U.S. Too Poor soldiers are weak/ underfed ramshackle neighborhoods behind nice ones Keeps are 15+ years old 15 year old unfinished hotel Why is it important? They don 't have enough money to take care of their country as it is, let alone fund a war. Too Oppressed/ Isolated When visiting the couldn 't walk or talk Leader’s pictures everywhere Government controls everything No technology

  • George Orwell 1984 Individuality

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    With diverse ethnicities, occupations, and ideologies, individuality is an innate part of humanity. Independent thought and reasoning is encouraged as means to a smarter and safer society. However, in the dystopian novel 1984 by George Orwell, the ruling government strives to alienate humanity’s individuality in an attempt to consolidate power. Orwell depicts an oppressive society ruled by the ruling class called the Party, where Winston, an individual, struggles against the totalitarian government

  • Rhetorical Devices In Escape From Camp 14

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    Escape from Camp 14 is the true story of Shin Dong-hyuk, who is the only known person to have been born in and escape from a North Korean labor camp. After numerous interviews, the book’s author, Blaine Harden, details the reader about Shin’s life both inside and outside the camp as he assimilates into different societies. As critical information is revealed, Harden uncovers the corruption in the political landscape in North Korea. Shin’s life in Camp 14 accentuates the struggles to gain basic human

  • North Korea's Human Rights Violations

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    People in North Korea are suffering because of one leader: Kim Jong Un. Because of his ruling style, no one is allowed to speak out against him. His strategy is to stay in power until his death, and he has his own country under his control. In the USA, if the people don’t like the government, they can overthrow

  • Textual Analysis: Chinese Cuisine

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    Chinese cuisine is famous all around the world. It originated in different regions of China and has been introduced to other parts of the world, ranging from Southeast Asia to America and Europe. Nowadays, it is not difficult to find a Chinese restaurant in one’s neighborhood. A meal in China consists of two components, staple foods (主食) – usually rice, noodles or steamed buns – and accompanying dishes of vegetable, meat or other items. Soup is often served at the end of a meal; however, due to

  • Feminist Analysis Of Hans Morgenthau's Six Principles Of Political Realism

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    Discrimination is not the only reason for the lack of women advancing through international relations; Tickner argues that on top of that the field of international relations theory in itself is discriminatory. Tickner presents a feminist analysis of Hans Morgenthau's six principles of political realism, which, the author claims, exhibit a masculine bias. It argues that realism is not an inaccurate portrayal of the international system but an incomplete one that is a partial picture of reality. She

  • Essay On Lunar New Year

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    Tet: Vietnamese Lunar New Year The time comes and goes by fast as people grow old. Every year, many people around the world celebrate New Year's to say goodbye to the past year and welcome a new one passing by. Like any other culture around the world which celebrate their New Year, in Asia, Lunar New Year is the traditional holiday that people celebrate according to the moon’s calendar. Viet Nam is also one of the countries that celebrate Lunar New Year. However, before Vietnamese people left their

  • Causes And Effects Of The Korean War

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    the southern area, this eventually lead to formation of two states with the southern side having the anti-communist dictator Syngman Rhee moving ahead with the support of the American government while in the north the people gained the support of Kim II Sung. The tension across the parallel was soaring and things were taking an uglier turn! The war finally came into being on when DPRK crossed the demarcation and attacked on 25th June 1950. They

  • The Pros And Cons Of The Korean War

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    The Korean War began on the 25 June 1950 when soldiers from the North Korean People’s Army marched across the 38th parallel, the boundary between the USSR-backed Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK, or North Korea) and the US-supported Republic of Korea (ROK, or South Korea). After calls for ceasefire by the United Nations failed, American troops entered the war, reenforcing the ROK Army; by 25 November in the same year, the Chinese troops were pulled into the war as well - the Americans

  • Operation Chromite Case Study

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    Joint Campaign: “Operation CHROMITE” Introduction One of the most successful multinational operations was Operation Chromite. The Battle of Inchon was an amphibious invasion that resulted in a decisive victory and strategic reversal in favor of the United Nations (UN) and battle of the Korean War. “North Korea's invasion of South Korea on June 25, 1950, caught the United States unprepared” (Korean War, 2006) , the United Nations forces were trapped in the Southeast corner of the Korean Peninsula

  • Comfort Women In South Korea

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    It was on 12 January 1992, five days before the visit of Japanese Prime Minister Miyazawa Kiichi to South Korea, when the world finally found out about the comfort women. The issue overshadowed all other agenda of the talk between the two governments. (Hicks, 1995, p. 157) Once lawsuits in South Korea began, it was only a matter of time until the former comfort women in Taiwan and Southeast Asia brought their stories to light. It is undeniable, as the books examined here note, that the rise of feminism

  • Freedom Of North Korea Essay

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    In North Korea , the citizens know , learn, and see only what the dictator, Kim Kong Un, wants them to even if is untrue. The official name of North Korea is Democratic People 's Republic of Korea ( kastel) .North Korea was founded on September 8 1948 (Doe) and has a population of 24.9 million (kastel). Everyone’s knowledge is limited, and entirely controlled by the government. The government of North Korea believes that censoring every part of their society permits them complete control in guaranteeing

  • Individualism Vs Collectivism Research

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    Individualism versus collectivism. Initially, a heuristic answer comes up to mind – Korea is a collectivist country. It is really so – people give a lot of focus to group and team work. They do not behave like the “smarty pants” in the class, though it was sometimes obvious that some students wanted to ask something or knew the answer to the teacher’s question, they still kept silence not to act out of line. They learn “how to do” rather than “how to learn” – that is why they do not question the