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Planetary Defense Command

I’ve read a number of books which are accounts of people who escaped from North Korea, and I plan to read more of them.  Maybe I need to be reminded that my life is actually pretty good.  Maybe I need to be reminded of what happens when a government achieves absolute power.  Maybe it has something to do with my fondness for the South Korean people.  Maybe it’s just the survival stories in the books that attract me.

An interesting section in one of these books (I think it was Nothing to Envy, but I’m not 100% sure) talked about the moment that the escapees either decided something was wrong, or made up their minds to flee.  Some of the triggers were seemingly innocuous, but spurred these people into the most significant and dangerous decision they would ever make.

One escapee was a sailor (I believe on a naval…

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