The Mao suit has a fascinating history. Vast quantities of this ‘people’s uniform’ were made for soldiers during the Korean war – which ended 70 years ago today – including Australian POWS.
South Korea’s fertility rate fell below the level needed to sustain a population in the mid-1980s – and it never recovered. It is now below one child per woman during her reproductive years.
People who get too close to the seat of power in North Korea, including the Supreme Leader’s relatives, have a way of ending up dead.
The Cold War provided the US with strategic and defensive advantages; some politicians also used it to push their view of what it meant to be American.
MASH was designed as a ‘black comedy’ set during the Korean War. It was really a thinly veiled critique of the war in Vietnam, which was raging at the time.
Kim Jong Un has followed his father and grandfather in ruling by fear. The coronavirus pandemic has made North Korea ever more isolated, while expanded military capabilities make it a growing threat.
The increasing prominence of Kim Jong-un’s younger sister has prompted speculation about whether she is positioning herself for ultimate power in North Korea.
For much of the country’s history, Americans won their wars decisively, with the complete surrender of enemy forces and the home front’s perception of total victory.
A cross-border love story set on the Korean peninsula is the most popular television drama in South Korean history.
Americans say they love their veterans, but a sad fact has emerged that betrays that profession. Huge vacancies in VA medical centers means that veterans are not getting the health care they need.
For children born in the shadows of overseas US military bases to local women, their citizenship status has long been contested.
Without its communist Soviet-style economy, North Korea would just be South Korea.
Canadians’ indifference to their military isn’t so surprising. Almost every military conflict has raised serious questions, and spurred divisive debate, about Canadian unity and independence.
Looking at the agreement, it appears that Kim Jong-un has outmanoeuvred Donald Trump.
Donald Trump has always traded on his image as a master dealmaker – but many deals have been done with North Korea before.
Parasites are not only a personal health problem – they are political too.
The mistrust between the two Koreas is so deep that there are more sceptics than enthusiasts over North Korea’s involvement in the Winter Olympics.
North and South Korea explained in five questions and answers.
Whichever way you cut it, a US first strike against North Korea would almost certainly trigger major war on the Korean peninsula, with a high risk of escalation to full-scale nuclear conflict.
North Korea has taken up the South’s invitation to the Olympics, but a quick look at the history of North-South talks suggests that unity is not as close as it may seem.