December 22, 2012

How North Korea Breeds Warriors

Tatiana Gabroussenko, Asia Times

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Although North Korea isn't actually fighting a war and lacks a martial history, leaders have used propaganda to instill in children a warrior spirit that emphasizes self-discipline and toughness towards the world and themselves. South Korean childhood remains truer to a Confucian legacy and is now augmented by educational trends of contemporary Western democracies, so any future conflict would see ruthless patriots pitted against learned gentlemen.

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