Plain and simple, the diffrence between the two countries is staggering. Stalin turned the USSR from a poor backwards country in to a superpower. The Kims of Korea have not done anything of the type. Unlike stalinisum, which createsa uniformly organized state that is efficent economically, North Korea has maintained a economy of small disorganized groups. State authourity is clear, but not used in a positive way. Collectivisation and the Heavy Industry that Stalin used to push the USSR ahead are nonexistent. While Stalin's Gulags were significant economic successes by the construction of hydroelectric facilities, canals, railways and mining, the north korean camps do nothing. If North Korea wants to turn it's self around now, it must develop the bomb, and therefore bring their million man army back into the economy, using it to upgrade heavy industry. They must build tractors and fetilizer, two thing NK farms despreatly need. Furthermore, the north koreans must relize that Junce or a closed country dosen't work. They must make use of their mineral resources in industry and in trade so they do not rely on their poor to non-existent farmland.