Enemies like to complain about each other

There they were at either Tim Horton’s or Dunkin’ Donuts, talking about North Korea. “He’s being so temperamental lately, you know?” America complained between munches. “He’s firing rockets, telling me to stop hanging out with South Korea, complaining to the U.N., calling me a terrorist…” At that, Canada muttered something under her breath that America…

Letters of the Cold War: (June 1950)

To: The Republic of Korea From: The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea These past five years have been a mix of brutal, tiresome trials and impossible victories. I don’t think either of us could have fully predicted this in 1945, nor can we pinpoint the exact day when we both knew this was inevitable. I…

North Korea’s Diary #1 – The American Bastard

By the 21st century, North Korea had accepted three truths: 1) life is hard, 2) socialism isn’t working as well as originally planned, and 3) the United States is the source of all evil in this world. 2008 financial crisis? America. Global warming? America. Exploitation of developing countries? America. Tension in the Korean peninsula? America….

The 1770s Were His Rebellious Years

…So, it would mean a lot to me if you could make it. After all, you were like a father to me… an older brother, a role model, a friend. With love, The (Very Independent) United States of America He finished writing with a stupid, excited grin on his face. Extravagantly sealing the envelope with…

How Do You Celebrate Independence Day?

America: I throw a killer party. Food? Got it. Beer? Duh. Fireworks? Prepare to have your mind blown. This year, I’ve got this huge, five layer cake with little firecrackers that actually shoot off and start playing the National Anthem. On the bottom layer, there’s a John Hancock figure next to big, cursive letters that…

Dangerous Warmonger Propaganda

It was around 7pm when America’s phone began screaming. He’d let it ring for five seconds too long. “Sup?” “You treacherous, abusive, bloodthirsty—” “Hi, North Korea.” “—despicable, imperialist lackey!” “What’s up?” “Do not patronize me! You should know exactly why I’m calling.” “Did I look at your side of the world the wrong way again…