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Mass Games

To coincide with the World Cup in the South, North Korea staged the 100,000 person mass games. The theme was "Arirang", a Korean tale of two lovers seprated during a war: An analogy to the current divide. The scope and precision of this display was mind boggling. 10 months were spent preparing for this display. The equivalent cost in the capitlist world would have been something on the order of US$5bn, or US$250/person in a country where people starving. And they loved it...
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