My adventure’s only just begun but already I have to face the most wretched monster in all the land!
(Read the first chapter of Korea’s Quest here.)
Ever since I could remember, there’s been a fire in my heart. It burned with joy, with hate, with love, and so often, now, it burns with a longing for retribution. It told me to keep fighting when I wanted to give up, to keep believing when I felt hopeless. And all my life, that flame has been pulling me toward my destiny.
Continue reading “[Pt. 2] Korea’s Quest”
The daring and valiant maiden who conquered evil and achieved greatness… It’s me, Korea!
Oh, hi there! I’m the Joseon Dynasty. While you can call me Korea, I will also accept the name Korea, The Beautiful. 😉 I existed for centuries–way longer than either of my modern-day “successors”–and my rich history is full of thrilling stories. I bet you’re dying to read one, right?
This is a tale about a daring adventure where I defeat the Supreme Evil and transform into a great empire. There’s magic, risk, and betrayal–so exciting! Below you’ll find a little teaser, just for you~ If you like what you see, and I’m sure you will, come back next week for part two.
Continue reading “[Teaser] Korea’s Thrilling Quest to Defeat the Forces of Evil and Achieve Greatness”
North Korea and China have a little lovers’ quarrel.
In 1997, North Korea had the best agriculture system. That’s why China should have been impressed.
Something went wrong.
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Six American doctrines, six morally questionable decisions.
Here at P&P, I value education. It’s why I always strive to explain history and politics in the simplest and most unprofessional ways possible, to make the information easier to digest. Today, I want to look at six US foreign policy doctrines–why they were written, and what they set out to accomplish. Although there’s a cheat sheet above, read on for a better understanding.
And if you want to test your knowledge at the end, I made a quiz that will put your high school history teachers to shame.
Continue reading “American Doctrines 101”
“They must be made to believe that we are about to collapse, that they will inherit more maggots than they can count, more bodies than they can bury, more disease than they can cure, more chaos than they can stomach. They are convinced that we are weak, on our last legs, about to collapse? Let them; let them worry every night when they go into their warm beds that we are about to hold our breaths until our wasted bodies fall across their doorstep.” – From Inspector O (James Church)
A fluorescent bulb flickered spontaneously, the only light in the white, windowless room. It hadn’t been long, but North Korea’s muscles already felt stiff in that hard chair. The adrenaline kept his mind off of it.
Continue reading “The Life and Times of North Korea: Nuclear Crisis”
Think of it as, like, bonus content. DLC you don’t pay for.
Do you ever want to reap all the cool benefits that a hypothetical Patreon pledge offers, but not have to pay me for writing too many stories about North Korea? Well, thank God Medium exists.
Continue reading “P&P on Medium: More stories, more fun”
Russia throws a wrench in the American war machine.
Russia drank coffee in the garden, big, round sunglasses on and a cigarette hanging between her fingers. After a while, she let out a long exhale of smoke.
“Prague, 2010. The world was on the cusp of the Arab Spring. There was an electricity in the air–you could feel it.”
Continue reading “The Day Russia Saved the World”