November 17, 2019

North Korea’s Kim family cult: Roots in Japanese state Shinto?
One finds greater parity between Juche, Imperial Japan than communist Russia or China
Outside observers of North Korea have pondered for decades the exact roots of North Korea’s unique ideology of Juche. An ideology centered upon the concepts of the divinity of the Kim family and their mystical roots, as well as the racial purity and historic mission of the North Korean people, has drawn various comparisons. Some refer to North Korea as the last “Stalinist state,” seeking to