Wednesday, June 13, 2012

North Korean Anti-Nuclear Postcard 1989

North Korean Anti-Nuclear Postcard 1989

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Recently discovered in a garage sale in Berlin, here is a very rare and interesting postcard from Pyongyang, North Korea in 1989. At that time, the "Eternal Leader" Kim Il Sung was in charge and the collapse of communism in Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union had just begun. This left North Korea completely on it's own and economic difficulties increased as Kim refused to do any kind of reform. Oddly enough, this postcard is anti-nuclear with the slogan "Do Not Spoil the Blue Sky!" prominently featured against the background of a mushroom cloud. It wasn't until 1994 when the DPRK started nuclear power research and production. The rainbow and white doves also indicate some kind of desire for peace and the multicolored hands show some hope for unity. Most likely the regime was really afraid of being attacked and/or nuked by South Korea at that time.

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2 comments:

  1. It was all lies! Kim was a closet homosexual and the rainbow painting is actually a gay pride flag!

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  2. Kimmy-pop invented rainbows. It says so in their history book called Mad Magazine.

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