April 13, 2024

“Common love for a big rocket”: North Korean missile tests in film and TV

From an Olympic athlete to a bickering family, rocket launches are portrayed as a unifying good

Among the many mistakes which South Korean propaganda aimed at North Korean audiences tends to make is its standard anti-missile message.

The logic of this message is well known: launching missiles, South Korea claims, places an unreasonably large burden on the DPRK’s national budget, and in a needy country, this sum could be spent in a far more rational way.

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