North Korea puts students to work 

North Korea has shut down its universities until April and sent students to work in factories and farms and on construction projects. The official reason is a big final push to become “a great, prosperous and powerful nation” by 2012, the 100th birthday of founder Kim Il-sung. However, South Asian experts suggest the real reason is to disperse the students, thus reducing the possibility of protests like those sweeping other nations with authoritarian regimes.

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