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dc.contributor.advisorYost, David S.
dc.contributor.advisorOlsen, Edward A.
dc.contributor.authorJuetten, Stephan A.
dc.date.accessioned2012-03-14T17:40:38Z
dc.date.available2012-03-14T17:40:38Z
dc.date.issued2008-06
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/4122
dc.description.abstractThis thesis analyzes potential socio-cultural discord upon eventual Korean national reunification, owing to the predominance of the cultic state ideology of Juche in North Korea. Juche has become the fundamental framework of orientation for North Koreans. The hypothesis investigated is that, upon eventual Korean reunification, significant problems of national social cohesion, at least as serious as those faced by the reunified Germany since 1990, should be expected. To this day- nearly two decades, and an estimated 1.5 trillion after the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989- reunified Germany is recurrently affected by socio-cultural conflicts, based on ingrained values, past ideological conditioning, and resulting emotional ties and behavior patterns of the former East and West German societies. Juche could foster similar or graver phenomena in a reunified Korean society, manifest in mutual and estranging grievances, ultimately impeding successful reunification. However, the Kim dynasty's established virtuosity in adapting and developing Juche might in some circumstances combine with Juche elements of potential appeal to both Korean societies, such as national self-reliance. Instead of constituting an ideological barrier, Juche's pan-Korean components might hypothetically be transformed into a common ground to alleviate societal conflict and eventually facilitate Korean national reunification.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/northkoreasjuche109454122
dc.format.extentx, 112 p. ;en_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined
in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. As such, it is in the
public domain, and under the provisions of Title 17, United States
Code, Section 105, is not copyrighted in the U.S.en_US
dc.subject.lcshKorean reunification question (1945- )en_US
dc.subject.lcshReligion and politicsen_US
dc.subject.lcshKorea (North)en_US
dc.titleNorth Korea's Juche ideology and the German re-unification experienceen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
dc.contributor.departmentNational Security Affairs
dc.description.recognitionOutstanding Thesisen_US
dc.description.serviceGerman Navy author.en_US
dc.identifier.oclc244571428
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster of Arts in Security Studiesen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineSecurity Studiesen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
etd.verifiednoen_US
dc.description.distributionstatementApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited.


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