Korea: August 24, 2002

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North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il returned from a visit to Russia saying he was satisfied with what he saw. Russian leader Putin discussed economic cooperation and urged Kim to continue loosening communist economic controls. This will be dangerous for Kim to do, for once North Koreans realize how poor they really are compared to South Koreans, and what is happening in the rest of the world, violent revolution may result. 

 

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