Pyongyang, Propaganda, and Postage Stamps

Image Source:, North Korean Stamp Catalog,…-Month_of_the_fight_against_the_United_States The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK)has used postage stamps as billboards to trumpet its socialist ideals, governmental successes, heroes, political leaders, future plans and, most especially, its victimization by outside forces. The DPRK’s government understands the power of its stamp program to sway the opinions of its own people and those of the outside world. Historical Contexts of DPRK’s Postage Stamps On December 27, 1972, a new constitution was introduced to reflect considera

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