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CATEGORY: North Korea
How North Korea Feeds Its Impoverished People a Steady Diet of Anti-U.S. Paranoia
April 18, 2018

For nearly seven decades, the Kim family dynasty has warned the North Korean people that the U.S. is a murderous superpower—and their only chance of survival is nuclear-level readiness for an American attack. Read More

Bill Clinton Once Struck a Nuclear Deal With North Korea
April 17, 2018

It was forged against all odds—but couldn’t survive the heat of public disapproval. Read More

Propaganda Film Shows How North Korea Might Like Trump’s Visit to Go
March 9, 2018

It’ll take more than a presidential visit to end North Korea’s nuclear program. Read More

A Divided Germany Came Together for the Olympics Decades Before Korea Did
February 12, 2018

The joint team was a short-lived but powerful symbol of East and West Germany’s common roots. Read More

The Terrorist Attack That Failed to Derail the 1988 Seoul Olympics
February 9, 2018

After North Korea’s bizarre bid to co-host the 1988 Olympics, it tried to disrupt them with a bomb. Read More

Why Are North and South Korea Divided?
February 9, 2018

Why Korea was split at the 38th parallel after World War II. Read More

These Historic Military Parades Turned Heads
February 8, 2018

From ancient Rome to contemporary Paris, the flexing of military muscle is a longstanding tradition. Read More

What Is the Nuclear ‘Button’ and Where Did It Come From?
January 3, 2018

Every president since Kennedy has carried the nuclear football, but none have ever used it. Read More

To Understand 2017, Here Are the History Lessons You Need
December 15, 2017

Discover the backstories behind the news that shaped 2017. Read More

Every Event Has an Echo from the Past
December 15, 2017

From the Cuban Missile Crisis to the Chinese Exclusion Act, a look at which historical events set the context for 2017's big moments. Read More