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    Default Re: You think you live in a freedom loving country?

    Like I said, America is just one of the few countries getting rich off of the misery of many other countries.

    Middle East survived long before Europe and certainly America. They don’t need capitalism to survive. Riding a horse is not such a bad life. No car is necessary to lead a good life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big View Post
    In the aftermath of the Korean War and throughout the 1960s and '70s, the country's state-controlled economy grew at a significant rate and, until the late 1970s, was considered to be stronger than that of the South.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_Korea
    In your excitement, I think you forgot to read the next few sentences. The economy went downhill after the loss of strategic trade arrangements with the USSR, and also because of strained relations with China.

    If Dear Leader wants to run roughshod over his people, and doesn't want to open his doors to any UN inspections or respond to any calls for reform, then what do you expect other countries to do? Do you expect the US to give money to NoKo?

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    I wonder why the Great America didn't pick up Trade with North Korea where Soviet Union left off? I don’t expect Wikipedia to defend North Korea too much. However, we all know China will not go against USA’ wishes either.

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    And this proves my point exactly. North Korean “evil” regime worked just fine with good Trade relations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big View Post
    In the aftermath of the Korean War and throughout the 1960s and '70s, the country's state-controlled economy grew at a significant rate and, until the late 1970s, was considered to be stronger than that of the South.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_Korea
    From the same source we can learn that the North Korean economy grew faster than the South's because of massive amounts of aid from China and Russia. When those countries could no longer support North Korea the North Korean's economy fell apart.

    "The fall of communism in eastern Europe in 1989 and the disintegration of the Soviet Union in 1991 resulted in a devastating drop in aid to North Korea from Russia, although China continues to provide substantial assistance."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big View Post
    In the aftermath of the Korean War and throughout the 1960s and '70s, the country's state-controlled economy grew at a significant rate and, until the late 1970s, was considered to be stronger than that of the South.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_Korea
    From the same source we can learn that the North Korean economy grew faster than the South's because of massive amounts of aid from China and Russia. When those countries could no longer support North Korea the North Korean's economy fell apart.

    "The fall of communism in eastern Europe in 1989 and the disintegration of the Soviet Union in 1991 resulted in a devastating drop in aid to North Korea from Russia, although China continues to provide substantial assistance."

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