N. Korean Purge May Mean Change

    North Korean soldiers take part in a mass military parade in Pyongyang's Kim Il Sung Square to celebrate 100 years since the birth of North Korean founder Kim Il Sung on Sunday, April 15, 2012. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

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    Now that Kim Jong-un and his uncle have gotten rid of North Korea’s top general, they reportedly plan to impose changes on the country’s agricultural and economic systems. According to a source close to Pyongyang and Beijing, Kim’s cabinet has created a new bureau to assume control of the country’s long-suffering economy, which under his father’s rule was put in the hands of powerful military officials. Vice Marshal Ri Yong-ho was ousted after opposing changes from within the government that, if they actually take place, would be the first substantial reforms made by the stagnant country in decades.

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