Korea Unification Symbol Destroyed. But It Lives On In Stamps

North Korea

At the end of January 2024, information appeared in the world media that a huge monument – the Arch, symbolizing the possible unification of North and South Korea – the Monument to the Three Charters of Reunification, was destroyed. The arch was erected in 2001, a year after the inter-Korean summit (the inter-Korean declaration was signed on June 15, 2000), at the southern entrance to the capital of the DPRK, Pyongyang.

It features a map of Korea framed by magnolias, the national flower of Korea, and below it is a ribbon that reads “The Three Charters.” Two women in Korean national dress stand face to face and support the emblem.

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2 thoughts on “Korea Unification Symbol Destroyed. But It Lives On In Stamps

  1. The demolition of monuments is not uncommon in the modern world. Thus, in Eastern Europe, monuments to world famous personalities were destroyed – Alexander Pushkin, Mikhail Lomonosov and even the first cosmonaut – Yuri Gagarin. As the Chinese philosopher Confucius said: “The world is ruled not by words and laws, but by signs and symbols.”

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