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How North Korea Fell Behind South Korea, Part 2

It seems that there were three main events that caused North Korea’s economic decline: juche, the end of Soviet aid, and the incompetence of Kim Jong-Il. Continue reading

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How North Korea Fell Behind South Korea, Part 1

The story of the two Koreas is a common American tale amongst the educated classes. Continue reading

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America – A Very Young Country

I recently had the opportunity to talk with a foreigner about American history. He asked how long America had been independent. Continue reading

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Analyzing Polish Elections

The country Poland is comprised of two main political parties; the first is Prawo i Sprawiedliwość (PiS) – “Law and Justice” in English. This party is a populist group which runs upon anti-corruption and anti-Communist credentials. The second party is the Platforma Obywatelska (PO) – in English the “Civic Platform” – a group espousing support for free market capitalism. Continue reading

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Otto Wels: A Moment In History

In any given year, every politician will probably make several dozen speeches. The vast majority of these will be forgotten instantly; even prime-time presidential speeches fade from the news cycle after a couple days. Indeed, history may only remember one … Continue reading

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