North Korea Stamps

The rogue country has plenty of stamps, but few collectors

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There are few laboratory tests in any environment that so clearly measure the differences in political systems as did North and South Korea.


Divided after complete devastation during WWII, the North took a Maoist and Stalinist central planning model and the South a capitalist American model. The results have been so dramatic that if this were a medical study it would have been called off for ethical reasons.

The South has prospered and become one of the wealthier nations in the world whereas the North has gotten to the point where most of the 24 million people who live there are starving and would die without massive food aid. 


But how is the North Korea stamp scene? Read the full post to find out.