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By Chol-hwan Kang, Pierre Rigoulot

North Korea is at the present time one of many final bastions of hard-line Communism. Its leaders have stored a decent snatch on their one-party regime, quashing any nascent competition events and sending all suspected dissidents to its brutal focus camps for "re-education." Kang Chol-hwan is the 1st survivor of 1 of those camps to flee and inform his tale to the area, documenting the extraordinary stipulations in those gulags and delivering a private perception into lifestyles in North Korea. half horror tale, half historic rfile, half memoir, half political tract, this checklist of 1 man's agony supplies eyewitness facts to an ongoing sorrowful bankruptcy of recent history.</Div>

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E. regional integration de facto), or from initiatives undertaken by the state (customs unions or other economic cooperation projects resulting from international dialogue and agreements referred to the concept of regionalism). It can be concluded that regionalism is a political and top-down process, while regionalisation is led by non-state actors and social phenomena, representing a bottom­up process. Simultaneously, integration is an example of regionalism, but not all regionalism processes represent integration.

In general, most agreements concluded by developing countries did not play a significant role and did not translate to a successful process of liberalising regional trade (Page 2000; Steinfatt 2001; Leathley 2007). It was mainly caused by diversified economic models in developing nations (including communist, socialist and quasi-market models). The models were not compatible, which indicated great difficulties in concluding RTAs. Another significant reason was the lack of support from the US government.

Consequently, regionalisation translates to building various blocks for the purpose of reconstructing the existing global system. According to Amin, a special role in this process should be played by regions which comprise developing countries, especially those from Africa, Latin America, South-­ East Asia, and Arab countries. It should be noted that developing countries and the regions co-created by them are greatly affected by the new determinants of trade and global production processes. In the global markets priority is given to investment targets in the countries which have the ability to adapt to changing global conditions and which, simultaneously, demonstrate political, economic and social stability.

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