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    North Korea : A Country Study

    ISBN-10: 1598044680
    ISBN-13: 9781598044683
    Edition: 5th 2009
    Author(s): Robert L. Worden, Eric Hooglund
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    Edition: 5th
    Copyright Year: 2009
    Publisher: Claitor's Publishing Division, Incorporated
    Publication Date: 1/1/2009
    Binding: Hardcover
    Pages: 332
    Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
    Weight: 1.386
    Language: English

    Forewordp. iii
    Acknowledgmentsp. v
    Prefacep. xiii
    Table A. Chronology of Important Eventsp. xv
    Table B. Metric Conversion Coefficients and Factorsp. xix
    Country Profilep. xxi
    Introductionp. xxix
    Historical Settingp. 1
    The Origins Of The Korean Nationp. 4
    The Three Kingdoms Periodp. 6
    Paekchep. 6
    Kogury&obreve;p. 7
    Sillap. 9
    Korea under Sillap. 11
    Unification By Kory&obreve;p. 12
    The Chos&obreve;n Dynastyp. 16
    Florescencep. 16
    Dynastic Declinep. 21
    Korea In The Nineteenth-Century World Orderp. 24
    Japanese Colonialism, 1910-45p. 29
    The Rise Of Korean Nationalism And Communismp. 32
    National Division In The 1940sp. 37
    Tensions in the 1940sp. 37
    U.S. and Soviet Occupationsp. 39
    The Arrival of Kim Il Sungp. 40
    The Establishment of the Democratic People's Republic of Koreap. 42
    The Korean War, 1950-53p. 43
    The Postwar Periodp. 45
    The Economyp. 45
    Corporatism and the Chuch'e Ideap. 49
    International Relationsp. 54
    North-South Relations In The Twenty-First Centuryp. 57
    The Society and Its Environmentp. 59
    The Physical Environmentp. 61
    Topography and Drainagep. 63
    Climatep. 64
    Environmental Factorsp. 65
    Populationp. 67
    Social Structure And Valuesp. 70
    Creating a New Societyp. 70
    The Cult of Kim Il Sungp. 71
    A Class Societyp. 78
    The New Socialist Societyp. 82
    The Work Unit as the Basic Social Unitp. 82
    A Thought-Controlled Societyp. 85
    The Elite Life in P'y&obreve;ngyangp. 91
    The Privileged Life Beyond Moneyp. 94
    Daily Lifep. 95
    A Society in Crisisp. 100
    A Militarized Societyp. 102
    Family Lifep. 104
    Childrenp. 110
    Leisure Activitiesp. 113
    Religionp. 115
    Educationp. 120
    Primary Educationp. 122
    Middle School and Beyondp. 122
    Higher Educationp. 123
    Health Carep. 126
    The Economyp. 133
    Economic Development, 1940s-90sp. 135
    The Economy after World War IIp. 135
    North Korea's Development Strategyp. 137
    Economic Infrastructure Since The Early 1990sp. 142
    Comparisons with South Koreap. 142
    Organizationp. 142
    Natural Resourcesp. 145
    Energy and Power Generationp. 146
    Transportationp. 147
    Forestry and Fishingp. 150
    Telecommunications and the Internetp. 151
    Government Budgetp. 152
    Agriculture, The Famine Of 1995-98, And Economic Changesp. 153
    Collapse in the 1990sp. 153
    Causes of the Faminep. 155
    Effects of the Faminep. 156
    Post-Famine Situationp. 156
    Economic Reformsp. 157
    Reform of the Public Distribution Systemp. 159
    Banking and Financep. 162
    Legal and Administrative Reformsp. 163
    Special Economic Zonesp. 165
    Top-Down Reform Measuresp. 170
    Assessment of the Economic Reformsp. 171
    Foreign Economic Relationsp. 173
    North-South Relationsp. 174
    Sunshine Policy and New Economic Developmentp. 174
    Kaes&obreve;ng Industrial Venturep. 176
    The Economy In Transitionp. 178
    Government and Politicsp. 181
    Relationships Among The Government, Party, And Militaryp. 187
    The Korean Workers' Partyp. 191
    The Constitutional Frameworkp. 194
    The Structure Of Governmentp. 196
    The Legislaturep. 196
    The Executivep. 199
    The Judiciaryp. 201
    Local Governmentp. 202
    Political Ideologyp. 203
    The Role of Chuch'ep. 203
    The Origins of Chuch'ep. 204
    Application of Chuch'e in the North Korean Statep. 205
    Party Leadership And Elite Recruitmentp. 208
    Compositionp. 208
    Party Membersp. 209
    Party Cadresp. 210
    The Ruling Elitep. 211
    Leadership Successionp. 211
    Mass Organizationsp. 214
    The Mediap. 215
    Foreign Policyp. 217
    Inter-Korean Affairsp. 218
    China and the Soviet Union/Russiap. 223
    Japanp. 224
    The United Statesp. 227
    Prospects: The Significance Of Reformp. 230
    National Securityp. 235
    Military Heritagep. 237
    National Command Authoritiesp. 238
    National Defense Organizationsp. 239
    National Security Policy Formulationp. 244
    Organization And Equipment Of The Armed Forcesp. 245
    General Staff Departmentp. 245
    Armyp. 247
    Special Operations Forcesp. 249
    Air Forcep. 252
    Navyp. 253
    Reserve Forcesp. 254
    Strategic Weaponsp. 257
    Officer Corps Professional Education and Trainingp. 262
    Enlisted Conscription and Trainingp. 264
    Military Ranksp. 267
    Doctrine, Strategy, And Tacticsp. 269
    Defense Industryp. 270
    Internal Securityp. 272
    Control Systemp. 272
    Punishment and the Penal Systemp. 273
    Judicial and Prosecutorial Systemsp. 275
    Ministry of People's Securityp. 276
    State Security Departmentp. 277
    Guard Commandp. 279
    Border Security Command and Coastal Security Bureaup. 279
    National Security Prospectsp. 280
    Bibliographyp. 283
    Glossaryp. 307
    Indexp. 313
    Contributorsp. 329
    Published Country Studiesp. 331
    List of Figures
    Administrative Divisions of North Korea, 2007p. xxviii
    Korea in the Fifth Century A.Dp. 8
    North Korea in Its Asian Settingp. 36
    Topography and Drainagep. 62
    Population by Age and Sex, 2005, and Estimated for 2025p. 68
    Selected Industrial and Mining Activity, 2005p. 144
    Primary Roads and Expressways, 2005p. 148
    Primary Railroads, Ports, and Airports, 2006p. 149
    Special Economic Zones, 2006p. 166
    Party, State, and Government Power, 2006p. 190
    Simplified National Military Command Structure, 2006p. 240
    Deployment of Ground and Naval Forces and Air Wings, 2006p. 246
    Officer Ranks and Insignia, 2007p. 266
    Enlisted Ranks and Insignia, 2007p. 268
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