Korea: December 8, 2000

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Economic collapse and famine continue to plague North Korea. Years of food, fuel and medical shortages have made the population increasingly vulnerable to illness and starvation. Much of the food relief coming in goes into military warehouses. Some does get to the population, otherwise the aid would halt altogether. Population continues to shrink. The military, police and most government officials continue to receive adequate food and medicine, but the population is actually too weak to launch a rebellion even if they were disposed to do so.

 

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