Motoring in North KoreaS

Posse up with Li'l Kim and his Il Sung of a dad as Bloomberg takes a look at North Korea's automotive industry and culture since the fifty-four-forty-or-fight mess of the 1950s. Roughly 20-25,000 cars exist in the totalitarian state; less than one for every thousand North Koreans. And while the government tends to prefer European cars, the nation's beginning to assemble some autos of their own with help from Moonie-associated, Seoul-based Pyonghwa Motors. And Gumball is headed there next year? Sheesh.

In Kim's North Korea, Cars Are Scarce Symbols of Power, Wealth [Bloomberg]

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Kim Jong Il: Seize the Japanese Cars! [Internal]