May 24, 2024
Analysis

We grow as we learn: Youth indoctrination in North Korea

Regime begins conditioning the very young through school, songs and social activities

The use of youth and youth organizations to promote the ideals of the North Korean system, while indoctrinating future generations, is a fascinating part of what has created a stable regime.

North Korea is certainly not the first country to use youth in this way, nor the first to create compulsory youth groups. However, this particular type of organization and implementation is distinctly North Korean, and provides a greater understanding of the maintenance of repression in the country.

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