North Korea used to buy full-page ads in The New York Times


Strange as it may sound today, North Korean ads such as this were relatively common in major Western newspapers from 1969 to as late as 1997. In an attempt to impress the West during the Cold War (and beyond), the North Korean government placed full-page ads in The Guardian, The New York Times, The Irish Times, The London Times, The London Evening Standard, The Sun, The Boston Globe and The Washington Post touting the exploits of Kim Il Sung, Kim Jong Il, the Juche ideology and the reunification of Korea.

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