Kim test drives a tractor. Reuters
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After a summer filled with flaming rockets and an earth-shaking nuclear blast, North Korea's state media is portraying Kim Jong Un as a leader who has temporarily traded weapons for workshops.Between June 21 and Sept. 20, Kim did not conduct a single public activity related to the economy, instead focusing almost exclusively on appearances at events including missile tests or tours of weapons factories, data collected by South Korea's Ministry of Unification shows.North Korea has not fired a rocket or tested a nuclear weapon since Sept. 15 .While analysts say there is anecdotal evidence the sanctions are beginning to hurt the North's economy, it is not clear to what degree.
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