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The regime's reclusive leader, Kim Jong-il, has said 2012 will be the year that North Korea will “open the grand gates to becoming a rising superpower”.
April 15, 2012 will mark the centenary of the birth of Kim Il-sung, the founder of the nation who is still revered as The Great Leader - and remains the official head of state despite the fact that he died in 1994.
T he Telegraph UK
Kim’s government has promised North Korea’s citizens that they will be living in a “strong and prosperous state” by 2012 and efforts are under way to spruce up the capital, Pyongyang. Among the promises from the regime is a vow to complete the 105-storey Ryugyong Hotel, which has sat unfinished since funds ran out in 1993.
Originally posted by tooo many pills
I know we didn't win the Korean War. I was trying to say how could we not have won, or why did we lose? North Korea didn't have tanks, bombs, an air-force, or a navy back then. They still aren't very technologically advanced. We had all these things and some back then, how did we not win?
Why did we mainly resort to man-to-man ground combat with them? Looking back on it seems like we definitely should have won the Korean War with ease. Then we wouldn't have this North Korean problem, and its citizens would be so much better off.