Natalia Matveeva is a Ph.D. student at the London School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), focusing on the economic and political development of North and South Korea in the late 1950s-early 1960.
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
Kim Il Sung's 1950s agrarian reforms further deepened the gap between Moscow and Pyongyang
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