April 05, 2020

Funding a DPRK diplomatic deficit: Cigarettes, alcohol and hashish
How North Korea's Scandinavia based diplomats resorted to creative means to generate revenues during 1970s
In 1975, Japan’s External Trade Organization (JETRO), conducted a study that found North Korea with a $600 million trade deficit to Western countries. It paved the way for North Korea to become the first country in the Communist Bloc to default on its debts to the West, which refuted the then-common supposition that Communist countries repay their debts and make good borrowers.After Western