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...tablishment of a free black market. Though it has continued to outlive expectations of its inescapable demise due to its instability and recklessness, it will be necessary for the North Korean government to begin making concessions and open talks with its surrounding powers; this is especially true as the United States and South Korea continue into their form of “food politics”, or exchanging food aid for concessions in nuclear power or politics (NK Now). The future development of these international relations will no doubt have a direct effect on North Korea’s internal affairs and the degree of its international autonomy; though North Korea may not fall anytime near in the future, the necessitation of instigating talks with neighboring countries will bring an innovative change to the survival of the authoritarian North Korean regime, and the rule of the Kim family.
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