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  • ISBN: 9781250202826
  • ISBN: 1250202825
  • Physical Description: print
    x, 290 pages : map ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : All Points Books, 2019.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages [251]-280) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Life in Earth's Paradise -- Will the Real Kim Jong Un Please Stand Up? -- The Supreme Leader Enters the World -- A New King Rises -- The Kim Dynasty and Pyongyang's Power Elites -- War Machine and Nuclear Weapons -- Regional Giants and the Korean Peninsula -- Conclusion: Three Gateways.
Summary, etc.: "Throughout the world, oppressive regimes are being uprooted and replaced by budding democracies, but one exception remains: The People's Republic of North Korea. The Kim family has clung to power for three generations by silencing dissidents, ruling with an iron fist, and holding its neighbors hostage with threats of war. Under the leadership of Kim Jong Un, North Korea has come closer than ever to creating a viable nuclear arsenal, but widespread famine and growing resistance are weakening his regime's stability. In The Hermit King, Asian geopolitical expert Chung Min Lee tells the story of the rise of the Kim Dynasty and its atrocities, motivations, and diplomatic goals. He also discusses the possible outcomes of its aggressive standoff with the world superpowers. Kim Jong Un is not a crazed "Rocket Man" or a bumbling despot; he has been groomed since birth to take control of his country and stay in power at all costs. He is now at a fateful crossroads. Will he make good on decades of threats, liberalize North Korea and gain international legitimacy, or watch his regime crumble around him? Lee analyzes the likelihood and consequences of each of these possibilities, cautioning that in the end, a humanitarian crisis in the region is all but unavoidable. The Hermit King is a thoughtful and compelling look at the most complicated diplomatic situation on Earth."--
Subject: Kim, Chŏng-ŭn -- 1984-
Kim, Chŏng-il -- 1942-2011
Dictators -- Korea (North) -- Biography
Korea (North) -- Foreign relations -- 21st century
Korea (North) -- Politics and government -- 2011-
Korea (North) -- History

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