Kim Jong Un is more worried about a military coup than a people’s revolt
Over the past eight years, the North Korean leader has made several changes to protect himself from a hypothetical coup
It’s no secret that North Korea has suffered many economic blows this year, whether it be back-to-back typhoons, home-wrecking floods, economic sanctions or a significant drop in trade because of COVID-19 lockdown measures.
In tandem, all of those pressures — albeit significant — are not likely to lead to a collapse of the Kim regime.
But still, one has to wonder: If there was a radical political change in the North, would it come from a coup or a popular uprising? Would North Korean citizens stage a revolt, or are Kim’s generals more likely to
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