September 17, 2021

Mountain carving: The power of North Korea’s political slogans

Slogans are one of the most ubiquitous forms of propaganda in the DPRK

North Korea’s propaganda is often laughed and scoffed at by international observers. But while some of it is certainly absurd, one aspect of North Korean propaganda production that deserves more analytical attention is its slogans.

The use of slogans to stimulate political support is not a uniquely North Korean characteristic. Donald Trump’s rising popularity in the United States has been aided by his clever use of slogans in fostering popular support throughout his campaign. From proclaiming that he will “Make America Great Again” to shouting “Crooked Hillary,” Trump has been able to create a sense of anti-establishment unity amongst his supporters with these stock-phrases.