The Dear Reader: DPRK Observations & Musings


What DPRK Should Really Stand For…

The country abbreviation that North Korea prefers is not NK. Rather, it is the three-quarters preposterous DPRK, which stands for Democratic (ha) People’s (ha ha) Republic (ha ha ha) of Korea.

In one sense, this acronym deserves a modicum of our Western respect since it is 25% correct. That is a ratio far above the usual threshold of North Korean propaganda. But it got me to thinking the other day, what should these four letters more logically abbreviate?

Here are five quick truth-in-geopolitical-advertising suggestions from my end:

Despicable Posse of Renegade Kims

Destitute Peninsula Run by Kooks

Deadly Prisons, Railroaded Kin

Deceitful Propaganda of a Robust Korea

Denying a People’s Right to Kindness

Care to play?


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2 Responses

  1. Judy says:

    A new era has arrived for North Korea and nobody in the western world really knows exactly what is going to happen next. Kim Jong-Il is dead, and now control over the most bizarre country on earth has been handed over to 29-year-old Kim Jong-Un. Many believe that he is even younger than that. North Korea was already quite unstable while Kim Jong-Il was leading it, and now we have a young man that is going to be eager to “prove himself” to the North Korean hierarchy. Unfortunately, a lot of young men under the age of 30 don’t handle fame and fortune too well, and a lot of them tend to be hot-headed. Hopefully Kim Jong-Un will turn out to be a reformer that will open up the doors of North Korea, but he could also end up being worse than his father. We just do not know at this point. We know that Kim Jong-Un was educated in Switzerland as a boy, we know that he speaks French, English and German, and we know that he is reportedly a fan of the NBA. Other than that, we just don’t know a whole lot about him. What we do know is that Kim Jong-Un is a product of a totalitarian society that is absolutely obsessed with destroying the United States, and that is a very frightening thing.

    • The military group that worked with Jong-un’s dad is, by all indications, going to continue running the country. At the same time, it is possible that they will allow Young Son to start going along the path that China once did in terms of economic reform.

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