Comment: Agree that they have to depend on imports

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Agree that they have to depend on imports

because of their central government and collectivism, BUT I do not agree with punishing the people for the errors of government. The sanctions end up creating brutal starvation conditions both in N Korea and Iran. People who are used to being "looked after" are non-thinkers and will eat whatever is available.

It is a terrible situation when you can own no land and have no freedom to do anything. They do not even have a patch of soil to grow food on. It is all government owned.

How quickly a people can be brainwashed. S Korea is like America, and N Korea are like unthinking zombies living in fear completely dependent on being "looked after".

How quickly a nation can be brainwashed...