Discuss and explain the following argument below: The current regime in North Korea is a much greater threat to its own people than to the wider world due to its economic, political, and social...

Discuss and explain the following argument below:

The current regime in North Korea is a much greater threat to its own people than to the wider world due to its economic, political, and social isolationist policies.

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The current communist regime in North Korea is following economic, political, and social isolationist policies. This is, in turn, affecting its own people. An isolationist regime in today's world is a rarity and is bound to suffer from a lack of connectivity to other nations.

A self-imposed (economic) embargo means that traders have limited suppliers and limited buyers, thus putting rigid constraints on the market. This coupled with political isolation means fewer jobs, fewer educational/academic/technical/scientific exchanges and results in "silo-formation." All these isolationist policies ensure that North Koreans are isolated in terms of education and business opportunities, thus limiting their growth potential. So, in the end, these policies would be more harmful to the people of North Korea than the rest of the world.  

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