The People’s Republic Autocracy of North Korea

It may have escaped your attention (I’d meant to post on this a few days ago) but North Korea is no longer a communist country. They’ve scrubbed the constitution of all references to communism:

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea has officially made Kim Jong-il its “supreme leader” and his “military first” policy its guiding ideology, according to the text of the country’s newly revised Constitution made available on Monday.

The Constitution also declared for the first time that North Korea “respects and protects” the “human rights” of its citizens, and expunged the term “communism” from its text.

It’s been replaced by Songun, roughly “militarism”. Isn’t that cheery? I’m certainly encouraged.

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Over the years Dave Schuler has worked as a martial arts instructor, a handyman, a musician, a cook, and a translator. He's owned his own company for the last thirty years and has a post-graduate degree in his field. He comes from a family of politicians, teachers, and vaudeville entertainers. All-in-all a pretty good preparation for blogging. He has contributed to OTB since November 2006 but mostly writes at his own blog, The Glittering Eye, which he started in March 2004.


  1. DC Loser says:

    That’s interesting. Does it imply that the Army is now supreme over the Korean Worker’s Party?