November 30, 2022
Opinion

Farewell from a former North Korean resident

Monique Macias says heart will always be with Korea despite eye-opening times abroad

It's time we said goodbye to the year of 2014 that has become our history, also it is time for me to close my cycle at NK News. But before we greet the year of 2015 I would like to recall my achievements or progress. I arrived in the UK in January 2014 for the purpose of studying for my master’s. First I had to improve my English and learn more and profoundly about the cradle of the modern era.

I always felt fascinated about this island, small but big in its historical achievements, such as the Industrial Revolution, the Glorious Revolution, etc. The Industrial Revolution began in Great Britain and spread to all of the world. It marked a major turning point in history, when the living standards of the ordinary people began to undergo sustained growth. In terms of social structure, the Industrial Revolution witnessed the triumph of the middle classes of industrialists and businessmen over nobility and gentry.