by Carlos Alberto Montaner
(FIRMASPRESS) There are three lessons to be learned from what’s happening in the pitiful, totalitarian madhouse known as North Korea.
â¢” First, it serves to verify the objective of the logic of Marxist-Leninist collectivism based on a single party, central planning and autarchy or economic nationalism.
In 1953, by the end of the Korean War, provoked by Kim Il Sung’s expansionist madness with the complicity of Mao’s China and Stalin’s Soviet Union, the two Koreas were destroyed. At that time, both countries had a per capita income lower than that of Honduras, then the poorest country in Latin America.
Today, 60 years later, South Korea’s per-capita income is $32,400 (twice that of Chile, Latin America’s richest country), while North Korea’s barely rises to $1,800 (half of Nicaragua’s, the poorest country in Latin America.)