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North Korean Deadline For Embassies And The South's Workers Aligns With DPRK's 'Magic Number'

North Korean Deadline For Embassies And The South's Workers Aligns With DPRK's 'Magic Number' | Geography Education | Scoop.it

"Earlier North Korea told embassies in Pyongyang to consider evacuating their employees because it can't guarantee their safety after April 10.  That's also the day that South Korean (ROK) companies must pull all of their workers out of the Kaesong industrial complex — an ROK-financed project that accounts for up to 40 percent of the North's revenue.

For the last few days the North has blocked South Koreans from entering the complex in the North — considered the last lifeline between the two Koreas — while allowing them to leave at any time.The date 4/10/13 also plays into the fact that three generations of the Kim family have been fixated on the number 9."

Seth Dixon's insight:

Is North Korea doubling down or is this merely a big bluff in the geopolitical game of high stakes poker?

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