What is Juche, the state ideology of North Korea?

Is it the key to understanding why North Korea acts like it does, or an elaborate sham?

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  • North Korea is an anomaly among nations, but is there a method to its madness?
  • Juche, meaning "self-reliance", is the official ideology of the country which supposedly informs its actions.
  • Some observers question the sincerity of the ideology, dismissing it as mere propaganda.
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  • The study was conducted by researchers in China and the Netherlands.
  • In economic situations, wealthy people were found to be considerably more offended by unfairness.
  • Out of spite of feeling they are being treated unfairly, they'll reject an offer.

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