December 22, 2012
How North Korea Breeds Warriors
Tatiana Gabroussenko, Asia Times
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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