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The Impossible State: North Korea, Past and Future by [Cha, Victor]

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The Impossible State: North Korea, Past and Future Kindle Edition

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Length: 557 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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"An up-close, insightful portrait. . . . The Impossible State is a clearheaded, bold examination of North Korea and its future."--Washington Post

"Cha demonstrates an intimate familiarity with the regime's contradictions. . . . The thesis is clear: the world's most closed-off state needs to open up to survive, but breaking its hermetic seal may well precipitate its demise."--The New Yorker

"A meaty, fast-paced portrait of North Korean society, economy, politics, and foreign policy by an expert who has studied the regime as a scholar and interacted with its officials."--Foreign Affairs

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The definitive account of North Korea - the most closed, frightening, enigmatic country on earth - its veiled past and uncertain future.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 3009 KB
  • Print Length: 557 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0061998508
  • Publisher: Vintage Digital; Reprint edition (16 August 2012)
  • Sold by: PRH UK
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008PU8ZVI
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #394,431 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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