Hermit Kingdom


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Hermit Kingdom:

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, Korean Hanguk or Choson, region and historic country (85,049 sq mi/220,277 sq km), E Asia. A peninsula, 600 mi (966 km) long, Korea separates the Sea of Japan (called the East Sea by Koreans) on the east from the Yellow Sea (and Korea Bay [or West Korea
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Hermit Kingdom

the Korea; so called for 300-year closed-door policy. [Am. Hist.: Van Doren, 286]
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The United States is increasingly suspicious that Beijing has been facilitating the Hermit Kingdom rather than seeking to contain it and undermine it, as the United States would prefer.
As North Korea finds itself increasingly marginalised in world affairs, significant reforms in its banking sector are starting to take place which may foreshadow a radical change of economic and social policy in the hermit kingdom.
The Hermit Kingdom is cheap, unloved, underowned at 9.
The death from natural causes of an old man in North Korea this month should have been the closing chapter of the tale of Pakistan's nuclear and missile cooperation with the Hermit Kingdom.
From deep inside the Hermit Kingdom comes the latest in consumer electronics with a North Korean twist - a tablet computer with no internet connection.
Summary: It's been two years since Kim Jong Un succeeded his late father at the helm of the Hermit Kingdom.
There was no response from the Hermit Kingdom, but Rodman's return to the Hermit Kingdom this week raises the bizarre, but nonetheless hopeful, possibility that North Korea may release the unjustly imprisoned Bae to the flamboyant former professional basketball player.
Kim Jong-Un's arrival at the head of the Hermit Kingdom has not in any way changed the regime's absolute control of news and information," it noted, referring to state control by Pyongyang.
And that is about all we know of the events taking place in Pyongyang, in a global information age when far too much is communicated about things that do not matter, while dangerously little is available on the nuclear Hermit Kingdom and its next-of-Kim.
The general assembly of North Korea's Workers' Party, now underway for the first time in 44 years, is the clearest sign yet that "Dear Leader" Kim, who is seriously ill, is passing the crown in the hermit kingdom founded by his father, Kim Il-sung.
Awakening the Hermit Kingdom, however, offers a new way to compose mission narratives--through detailed research in materials filled with the "ordinary" matters of life, without many "special" events.
The fact that jeans are forbidden in North Korea didn't stop three employees of the Swedish advertising agency Great Works from arranging to produce 1,100 pairs of the pants in Kim Jong-II's Hermit Kingdom.