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    on its own ideological terms

    What is the following in bold saying in the context?

    The North Korea is more likely to suffer a mass legitimation crisis if it is seen as failing on its own ideological terms. Such a perception could result from a humiliating retreat in regard to nuclear weapons, but the North Korean leadership is less likely than our own to make that kind of error.

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    Re: on its own ideological terms

    Quote Originally Posted by unpakwon View Post
    What is the following in bold saying in the context?

    The North Korea is more likely to suffer a mass legitimation crisis if it is seen as failing on its own ideological terms. Such a perception could result from a humiliating retreat in regard to nuclear weapons, but the North Korean leadership is less likely than our own to make that kind of error.

    Thank you.
    When you think whether a regime is failing, your decision is influenced by which ideology you are thinking through.

    For example, if you think in terms of democratic ideology, then communist authoritarian regime is a failure. But if you think in terms of communist authoritarian ideology, then a communist authoritarian regime is not a failure.

    North Korean regime is failing according to its own ideology, not according to some outside ideology.

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    Re: on its own ideological terms

    I see.

    Thanks a million.

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