Wiser World

A concise, foundational history of North Korea from the the 1950s to 1990s.

Show Notes

A concise, foundational history of North Korea from the the 1950s to 1990s. 

What kind of lifestyle have the Kim leaders lived, and how do they pull it off? How did North Korea do economically after the Korean War? What is the Songbun caste system and how did it affect all lives in North Korea? What is Juche and why did Kim Il Sung believe in it? Why did the economy collapse in the late 1980s? How did widespread famine affect nearly every person in North Korea?  We  learn the answers to these questions and more in this episode. 

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What is Wiser World?

Did you forget everything from your world history class, and now feel lost when world topics come up in current events? Designed for busy people who forgot and need a quick refresh, Wiser World takes world history and makes it approachable and concise.

Here we explore different regions of the world, giving you the facts and context you need to think historically when considering current events. The goal? Re-build your foundation of world knowledge so you can be a more informed and confident critical thinker when it comes to foreign affairs.