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Sunday, 19 February 2012

North Korean 75th Aniversary Parade - Old Style Communist Nation


North Korea celebrates its communist roots with a very spectacular parade. Yet the leaders of this nation seem to follow a more monarchy type rule. I know this might seem a bit rich coming from a Brit, who lives in a country where there is a queen. It is however, true of this communist nation. The leaders inherit the rule of this country upon father to son basis - yet they celebrate Socialism in a strange and bizarre way.  They also have a very different view of their history concerning the Korean war and don't seem to mention China's help during this conflict. The state controls everything including history that can be fashioned to what they decide it must be.

I think the parade looks spectacular but is this all that the nation has to look forward too? I've watched other communist nation's parades and with the exception of China; North Korea seems to be the most compelling. They really seem to pull out all the stops. I'm not sucked in by the prospect of living in such a place, however. They seem like robots. Not the soldiers, but the obedient audience. The commentator talks of joy under the glorious leadership of these strange (regal type) communist rulers. I wonder how other communist nations view North Korea.

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