Mina is an “Ask a North Korean” contributor. She is in her early 20s and left the north-east of North Korea in 2010. She can be reached at [email protected]
Mina Yoon says goodbye
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Envy of improved living standards, not the old alliance, drives their sentiment toward neighbors
Performers brave illness, injury and humiliation to make spectacular displays
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Morale in once-patriotic military corps has plummeted, leaving little chance for success
No choice, no way out, and now no guarantee of compensation
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