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Life inside North Korea: the power of Juche explained

On a rare press trip to Pyongyang, we were given a guided tour of the Juche Tower. The flame-topped structure is a symbol of Juche, the philosophy of the ruling Korean Workers’ party, which was invented by Kim Il-sung, one of the country’s ‘eternal leaders’ and grandfather of Kim Jong-un. Juche is the ideology of self-reliance that for a time sustained the economy until stagnation

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