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 Hermit Kingdom has suffered both macro- and micro-famines that have driven some to do the unthinkable--consume human flesh.
This counterintelligence operative and co-narrator of the story descends to the hermit kingdom in order to write of Iulus, who becomes inadvertently, upon the discovery of his archives, the first great writer of the twenty-first century.
That's right, defectors from the Hermit Kingdom say the country is caught up in a methamphetamine epidemic, report Andrei Lankov, a historian at Kookmin University in Seoul, and Seok-hyang Kim, a sociologist at Ewha Womans University, also in Seoul, in North Korean Review.
We should have little optimism about change in North Korea under its new young leader says Kongdan Oh, a Non-Resident Fellow of the Brookings Institute and writer on that strange hermit kingdom.
Cutting off that lifeline would risk the collapse of the Hermit Kingdom and an uncontrolled flow of refugees into China.
Before we go too far into the realms of fantasy, let me reassure those of an impressionable nature that an invasion by the Hermit Kingdom (that's another name for it) may be possible but is unlikely.
The policy of nonengagement after the dust had cleared was not his policy: It gave rise to a hermit kingdom in China, political aberrations, the deaths of tens of mil lions, and the involvement of the United States in wars that might have been forestalled.
2 times book value, historically a high probability money making level in my experience in Hermit Kingdom.
The book lacks the compelling narrative arc of Los Angeles Times reporter Barbara Demick's powerful Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea or the research and rigor of Kongdan Oh and Ralph Hassig's The Hidden People of North Korea: Everyday Life in the Hermit Kingdom.
Photos and video of bawling mourners flooded the state-run media, usually the only source of images from inside the Hermit Kingdom.
Now, though lack of proper succession planning we have a 27-year-oral without a fraction of the experience his father had running a nuclear-armed hermit kingdom of 24 million people.
Yet those who met him were surprised by his serious demeanour and his knowledge of events beyond the hermit kingdom he controlled.