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Fun fact I learned after looking at this: no currently existing communist country has the hammer and sickle in their flag.

The Free Penguin
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Only the USSR had a hammer-and-sickle in their flag (and maybe the GDR if you consider the hammer-and-compass a hammer-and-sickle)

@SudoDnfDashY@lemmy.ml
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Do you actually like the North Korean Government?

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It’s an iffy topic. On one hand, they’re communist, so good, but on the other, at least according to Western media, you need to call their leader “Supreme Leader” (although that might be an exaggeration), it seems like only ppl in the ruling family become General Secretary or whatever it’s called in the DPRK… so… idk so much

Camarada Forte
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How can you know “Supreme Leader” has the same connotation to them as it has to us?

The Free Penguin
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IDK, It might be just like how the Japanese call the emperor “Heavenly Superperson” which is just a title that really means squat.

Camarada Forte
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I’d say it’s not wise to base your conceptions on a society based on those details. Every society is a complex one, and should be treated as such. If you study the history of Korea, you will understand a bit better where they come from, and the development of their society.

The people of Korea have a history of fighting for their life and dignity against colonizers and imperialists. They were one of the most bombed countries in the world, by the US military. Yet they have managed to achieve their sovereignty, at least half of it, and up to this they they are striving for self-reliance. Take a look at this article, it’s a brief outlook on the Juche philosophy, the guiding philosophical framework of People’s Korea.

But “Supreme Leader” for the Korean people doesn’t mean obediently serve a monarch as in “absolutism”, it simply means a title of a governing position. For instance, in Brazil, we have an institutional organ called “Supreme Federal Court”, but it’s not supreme at all. The fascist right-wing corporate-military government of Bolsonaro, currently supported by the US, constantly clashes with the supreme court.

The Free Penguin
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Might just be like how the US says “President Biden”

Camarada Forte
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I don’t know. The Western culture has a fetish for this title. “Mr. President”.

Frog of War
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it seems like only ppl in the ruling family become General Secretary

The Kims have all be democratically elected into their positions, and kept in those positions - again - via democracy.

The Kims earned the admiration of the Korean people, and have been voted into leadership roles for that reason. Kim Jong Un is the general secretary of the Worker’s Party, and the president of the State Affairs Commission. When he leaves office, it’s likely he’ll be the last of the Kims to lead (at least at that level of governess).

Here’s an infographic that might help you understand the DPRK government structure; https://media.discordapp.net/attachments/661598386100895787/725733710405566574/north_korea_new.jpg

I thought I had sources to debunk the “North Korea is a monarchy” bullshit claims, but it seems some of the DPRK masterposts on Reddit were removed by a spam filter. Hopefully, some comrades can find the sources for me, I’m too busy at the moment.

Frog of War
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I genuinely can’t tell what I’m looking at, can you explain all the things?

(not coming down on you, just can’t make heads or tails of it)

LunaticHacker
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A fusion of DPRK and Vietnam flags?

The Free Penguin
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Clockwise from top: Vietnam Cuba PRC LPDR DPRK

The Free Penguin
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I feel like the Hanoi Pact will only happen if the relationship between the PRC and Vietnam were to become more friendly (I think Lenin once actually said that we need unity between Marxists) but China and Vietnam don’t want to go “MLs together strong” fsr

Frog of War
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Western media is really trying to push the narrative that China and Vietnam refuse to work together. But the reality is, though relations are strained, they’re trying to mend them.

Vietnam wouldn’t survive another war with NATO, nor would they survive sanctions without a major change to their industries. So it’s very strategic for them to become closer to China, as a deterrent.

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