The history of North Korea since Kim Il Sung
A diplomatic and ideological spat between Moscow and Tirana left Pyongyang in a tricky position
A jointly-produced movie, the first of its kind, showed just how strict the DPRK really was
Both simplified and traditional characters remain in use to this day
DPRK-made cartoons often distort historical reality and perpetuate nationalist falsehoods
From grain cultivation to heavy industry, manipulation of data made numbers larger than reality
The DPRK's first experience with long-term economic planning produced mixed results
The now-shuttered project offers valuable insight into the possibilities, and limits, of engagement
DPRK official culture long treated women's work at home as second class
With Kim Jong Un set to meet Putin, it's worth revisiting the two countries' past meetings
Kim Il Sung's 1950s agrarian reforms further deepened the gap between Moscow and Pyongyang
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