North Korea 70th Anniversary Military Parade 2018 (FULL)

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NORTH Korea has staged a huge military parade WITHOUT ballistic missiles - as the regime marks its 70th anniversary today.

Kim Jong-un seemingly decided to tone down the display after his professed commitment to denuclearisation following his summit with Donald Trump.

Instead nearly half of the parade was devoted to civilian efforts to build the domestic economy, emphasising the leader's new strategy of putting economic development front and centre.

Kim attended the morning parade but did not address the assembled crowd, which included the head of the Chinese parliament and high-level delegations from countries that have friendly ties with the North.

Senior statesman Kim Yong Nam, the head of North Korea's parliament, set the relatively softer tone for the event with an opening speech that emphasised the economic goals of the regime, not its nuclear might.

After a truncated parade featuring tanks, fewer than the usual number of missiles and lots of goose-stepping units from all branches of the military, along with some students and others, the focus switched to civilian groups, ranging from nurses to construction workers, many with colourful floats beside them.

Although North Korea stages military parades almost every year, and held one just before the Olympics began in South Korea in February this year, Sunday's parade came at a particularly sensitive time.

Kim's effort to ease tensions with President Trump have stalled since their June summit in Singapore.

Both sides are now insisting on a different starting point - Washington wants Kim to commit to denuclearisation first, but Pyongyang wants its security guaranteed and a peace agreement formally ending the Korean War.

With tensions once again on the rise, a parade featuring the very missiles that so unnerved Trump last year, and led to a dangerous volley of insults from both leaders, could be seen as a deliberate provocation.

The North displayed its latest missilery in the February parade, however, and Washington hardly batted an eye.

Soon after the Sunday celebrations end, Kim will once again meet in Pyongyang with South Korean President Moon Jae-in to discuss ways to break the impasse over his nuclear weapons.

The "new line" of putting economic development first has been Kim's top priority this year. He claims to have perfected his nuclear arsenal enough to deter US aggression and devote his resources to raising the nation's standard of living.

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💬 Comments on the video

25:50 that flag probably got sent to the labour camps

Author — Vladimir Putin


33:10 If youre happy and you know it...

Author — Florion


Say what you will about the DPRK, but those boys know how to put on a parade.

Author — doubanjiang


North Korea has their obesity problem under control. there's only one fat person left

Author — ai ai4u


everyone gangster until you realise north korea is one year older than peoples republic of china

Author — Jamie


Quality of video: 1080p HD
Me: Then act like it....

Author — A Nobody


1:27:16 Kim telling the minister of prisons who he wants sent to the gulags

Author — Vladimir Putin


12:10 When your customizable character is in a cutscene

Author — Jorge M


13:29 how the hell did Karen get there

Author — JJ Hidson


25:50 the flag is refusing to fly properly

Author — a normal name


40:13 damn that guy is still alive 😮😮😂😂

Author — jevaxis laxus


Not one obese person in North Korea, apart from the leader.

Author — Mayday.


Teacher: We're going to have a parade and our class are choosen.

Girls: Ughhh... Parade It's boring and exhausting.


Author — keenan athalla


10:28 your dad when you mess up your exam

Author — Ayush Pant



I’m surprised kim is so calm, despite the fact he is literally being yelled in the face.

Author — Cyberjoker


Imagine ur jeep breaks down during the parade

Author — Yousef Rghebi


Parade in 2018 but camera like in 1990

Author — kaptanbaban


01:21 I knew it! They earn their money with drugs.

Author — Hanjo Weise


10:49 my classmates when i enter the classroom

Cuz i gave them free food

Author — Panzerkampfwagen Ausf VII Tiger 2


All the foreign delegates look stunned with the never ending clapping

Author — Rick The Marshal