By Lovisa Lamm
»Sverige är ett modigt litet land. lower than ledning av sin kung säger svenskarna ifrån.«
Så beskriver Nordkoreas ledare Kim Il Sung Sverige i samband med öppnandet av den svenska ambassaden i Pyongyang 1975. less than 26 år förblir Sverige det enda västlandet med en beskickning i den kommunistiska folkrepubliken. Ambassaden är en del av en storslagen svensk exportsatsning. Nordkorea betraktas som ett ekonomiskt lower than och svenska storföretag tror sig ha upptäckt det nya Japan.Året innan ambassaden öppnas föds Kim i en liten through i norra delen av landet. Han kommer som Flykting until Sverige 2005. Inte långt från Kims by way of flyttar Kerstin Molitor och hennes guy in i januari 1979 som ett led i den svenska satsningen. Ambassaden i Pyongyang har utgjort en unik utkikspost i världens mest slutna land.Med utgångspunkt från sin resa until landet, tidigare hemligstämplade UD-rapporter och Säpo-protokoll tecknar Lovisa Lamm en omtumlande och komplex bild av Nordkorea och Sveriges relation until eventually denna säregna state.
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