forced their government to give up communism/socialism and adopt a more representative form of government.
As much as I abhor to do so, I say either proofread more or review your vocabulary, as communism/socialism is an economic system, not a political one. I know you intend otherwise, but it never looks good for an adult to have their foot in their mouth (to foot fetishests are the exception, but quite a different story).
I can understand the desire for communism, as it controls the market and can keep foreigners out. Historically, due to the colonial/imperialist system, eastern asia was carved up for trade and it wreaked havoc on the locals (opium wars, etc).
I chuckle to see today it is our very economic sanctions which choke N. Korea (S. Korea is very strong in comparison). the mercantilism that destroyed so long ago becomes the capitalism that we link with wealth, luxury, and the bounties in standards of living today. Funny that.