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Juche 84 – “Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea” – Barbara Demick

September 20th, 2011 · No Comments · History, North Korea, Totalitarianism

If anything, Kim Il-sung appeared greater in death even than life. Pyongyang ordered that the calendars be changed. Instead of marking time from the birth and death of Christ, the modern era for North Koreans would now begin in 1912 with the birth of Kim Il-sung so that the year 1986 would now be known as Juche 84.

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