Norks can't buy an apple by their salary

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    Because of serious economic crisis, North Korea price level is very unstable. On October in Pyeongyang, a kilo of apple costs 6000 North Korea won, an egg cost 800 won, and a kilo of rice rose to 6500-7000 won. North Korean public worker income ranges from 3000 to 10000 won. With this, they are unable to buy a kilo of rice. They have already hit the rock bottom of socialist economic system.

    They gave up ration system, but it seems very unlikely and difficult for North Korea to turn things around. Recently, because of food shortages, North Korea soldiers suffered from malnutrition and went back home. North Korean authorities are collecting rice from the people under the name of patriotic rice. How can they give rice when they don't have any. The economic crisis and food shortage is all caused by Kim Jong-un's greed.

    (www.voakorea.com/content/article/1532299.html)
     
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    How many have to die before the revolt? Kim Jong Un is fairly young and new to the job. Starving soldiers won't shoot starving peasants. All it takes is for someone up top with a desire to depose Un...
     
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    The revolt against the current regime will start at the top, not the bottom of N Korean society.

    I wouldn't count on any reformers taking control, but I'd expect a regime change that becomes more tractable to allowing Western capitalists to exploit them.

    Now that doesn't sound like progress, but in the case of the N Korea people, even sweatshop fascism is probably a step up in the social justice ladder from what the current regime is capable of providing for their people.
     
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    A ton of won for a won ton.
     

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