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The great North Korean famine

Published on Jan 1, 2001
Andrew S. Natsios6
Estimated H-index: 6
Abstract
Roots of the crisis inside North Korea - prefamine indicators the hidden famine surviving the famine - along the Chinese border the political economy of the famine the diplomacy of the famine the politics of the famine - the battle in Washington a great famine? the military and political consequences of the famine what is to be done?
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