New propaganda photos shared on Twitter this week have shown a change in tone from North Korea's propaganda making factories. These changes follow Kim Jong-un's meetings with both the United States and China alike.
These factories have been producing North Korean propaganda for decades and, for once, they are producing posters which seem to encourage domestic support for the current peace/reunification talks that have been happening this month. This poster depicts two bulldozers demolishing the highly guarded DMZ border and states, “Let’s exert joint efforts to alleviate the acute military tension and eliminate the danger of war on the Korean Peninsula!” The bulldozers bear flags that read “independent reunification” and “co-prosperity.”
This posters is in stark contrast to the typical hostile rhetoric the Kim regime has typically produced. Rather, this poster emphasize speace and reconciliation for the Korean peninsula. Hopefully, this new tone continues as the world moves forward towards inter-Korean cooperation.
For information on North Korean propaganda posters: https://www.nytimes.com/…/…/china-north-korea-kim-visit.html <https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/20/world/asia/china-north-korea-kim-visit.html>