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    Is North Korea a communistic State?

    On another thread about children suffering and dying in North Korea, I was told North Korea isn't communistic.

    I then searched "North Korea" and "communism" on Google and found thousands upon thousands of hits.

    I am pretty it is based on my history books.

    Is North Korea communistic or not?

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    Re: Is North Korea a communistic State?

    depends on your definition of communist.

    There are also some who argue that the current North Korean regime is also somewhat fascist in nature.

    Reality isn't black and white, and it sure as hell shouldn't be based on a google search. I searched "boobs are gross" and got 26 million results...doesn't make it true.
    Last edited by StillBallin75; 06-28-11 at 04:37 PM.
    Nobody who wins a war indulges in a bifurcated definition of victory. War is a political act; victory and defeat have meaning only in political terms. A country incapable of achieving its political objectives at an acceptable cost is losing the war, regardless of battlefield events.

    Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.

    All the same, it's nonsense. To paraphrase Vince Lombardi, show me a political loser, and I'll show you a loser.
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    Re: Is North Korea a communistic State?

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    There are also some who argue that the current North Korean regime is also somewhat fascist in nature.
    Well, it's definitely got the leader worship part right but their economics are all wrong.

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    Re: Is North Korea a communistic State?

    Quote Originally Posted by Viktyr Korimir View Post
    Well, it's definitely got the leader worship part right but their economics are all wrong.
    Agreed. We can also add racial supremacy and ethnonationalism to the list.
    Nobody who wins a war indulges in a bifurcated definition of victory. War is a political act; victory and defeat have meaning only in political terms. A country incapable of achieving its political objectives at an acceptable cost is losing the war, regardless of battlefield events.

    Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.

    All the same, it's nonsense. To paraphrase Vince Lombardi, show me a political loser, and I'll show you a loser.
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    Re: Is North Korea a communistic State?

    Just because you googles it and you got hits means it's actually communist?

    "America" "communist"

    About 64,300,000 results (0.10 seconds)*

    In actuality there has never been a true communist state on this earth, but you'd know that if you did research, if you actually understood was communism was, instead of seeing through your one size fits all, cold war era, red scare mentality.

    Oh and by the wake.

    "wake" "communist"

    About 12,800,000 results (0.18 seconds)*


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    Re: Is North Korea a communistic State?

    Officially, NK is a Socialist Republic. It fits closer as a Totalitarian Dictatorship. It's not communist.
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    Re: Is North Korea a communistic State?

    As a proponent of asking deep questions and knowing that there are no absolutes, I find it strange that Wake would ask such a question before examining the issue himself (and by examining i mean not just seeing how many google hits you get).
    Nobody who wins a war indulges in a bifurcated definition of victory. War is a political act; victory and defeat have meaning only in political terms. A country incapable of achieving its political objectives at an acceptable cost is losing the war, regardless of battlefield events.

    Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.

    All the same, it's nonsense. To paraphrase Vince Lombardi, show me a political loser, and I'll show you a loser.
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    Re: Is North Korea a communistic State?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    In actuality there has never been a true communist state on this earth, but you'd know that if you did research, if you actually understood was communism was, instead of seeing through your one size fits all, cold war era, red scare mentality.
    To be fair, North Korea started out as a Marxist revolution. They're just the first people on Earth to successfully screw up a Communist revolution. It's like trying to fix yourself a bowl of breakfast cereal and somehow starting your kitchen on fire.

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    Re: Is North Korea a communistic State?

    NK is a communistic fascist regime. If Kim Jong Il gives the throne to his son, it will be history's first communistic fascist dynastic regime.
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