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Shrimp Among Whales – “Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea” – Barbara Demick

September 18th, 2011 · No Comments · History, North Korea, Quotes, Totalitarianism, War, WW2

Koreans were infuriated to be partitioned in the same way as the Germans. After all, they had not been aggressors in World War II, but victims. Koreans at the time described themselves with a self-deprecating expression, saying they were “shrimp among whales,” crushed between the rivalries of the superpowers.

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