December 07, 2023

Post-unification Korea: Get ready for selective amnesia

Expect northern Koreans to take a Russian or Japanese – not a German – attitude toward the past

Editor’s note: This is the fifth and final in Andrei Lankov’s series on unification scenarios. To see previous installments click here, here, here and here

How is unification by absorption (the most likely endgame for North Korea) likely to be seen by the general North Korean public, the proverbial “men and women on the street”?