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University of Toronto St. George
Political Science
Vic Falkenheim

POL 215 term test 2 sonia p Key concepts 1. Thein Sein - is a Burmese politician and former military commander who has been President of Burma (Myanmar) since March 2011. - Prime Minister from 2007-2011 - considered as moderate and reformist in post-junta government - because he was willing to approachAung San Suu Kyi at a high profile meeting on 19 august 2011 - domestic policy: 17 august 2011, invited overseas Burmese citizens to return to Burma and if they committed crimes overseas, the Burmese government will show benevolence to them to serve terms in burma - controversy: proposed that minority Rohinya (been in burma for hundreds if years) to be resettled abroad, further supported domestic policies in disclaiming Rohinya ethnicity as Burmese citizens 2. Kim Il Sung -Founder and leader of Democratic People’s Republic of Korea aka North Korea from 1948-1994 -after Korean war, Kim il sung launched 5 year national economic plan to establish a command economy: a) all industry owned by state and all agriculture collectivized b) country based on egalitarian principles: eliminate class differences; economy based upon needs of workers and peasants c) economy focused heavily on industry and arm production d) no foreign troops permanently stationed in NK (Chinese troops along side north Korean army were removed by 1957) - stabalize his power by fasely claiming that US spreaded diseases among NK population -radical Stalinist, late 1950s, distance himself from soviet union and tried to reform NK into stalinist state - reinstated relationships with most eastern Europe communist countries, primarily East Germany and Romania -Kim then worked on personality cult to portrait himself as the Sun and person who could not do wrong to North Koreans, and started Juche which prevented NK from turning into Soviet Satelitte State 3. Juche - Apolitical thesis formed by Kim Il-sung that states that the Korean masses are the masters of the country's development - From the 1950s to the 1970s, Kim and other party theorists such as Hwang Jang- yop elaborated the Juche Idea into a set of principles that the North Korea government uses to justify its policy decisions. - three fundamental principles of Juche 1. Political independence (Policy must reflect the will and aspirations of the masses and employ them fully in revolution and construction; m
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