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24 Facts About North Korea

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North Korea, officially the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea is one of the world’s most secretive countries. It is also the world’s most militarized society.

#1. It is not year 2015 in North Korea , It is Year 104 ,  counted after the birth of Kim Il-Sung.

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#2. North Korea is not communist anymore. Since 2009, their ideology is “Juche.”

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North Korea claims to operate under the “Juche” ideology, or “rejecting dependence on others, using one’s own brains, and believing in one’s own strength,” according to Kim Il-Sung.

#3. It is the world’s only nation to currently have a US Navy Ship captured.



#4. Only military and government officials are allowed to own cars.




#5. Kim Jon-un killed his uncle by throwing him naked in a cage of 120 hungry dogs. He then killed his entire blood line.



#6. Kijong-dong is a model city built to attract South Koreans to North Korea from the border, but nobody actually lives there. It is a ghost city. 



#7. There are huge statues of the supreme leaders in public spaces. 



#8. All the buildings in North Korea are painted grey from outside. 


And most buildings have a picture of the supreme leader.


#9. If you get caught reading the Bible or watching porn, you will receive the death penalty.



#10. It is illegal to take pictures of poor people because they believe it tarnishes the image of North Korea.



#11. North Korea had to watch the 2014 world cup with a 24 hour delay.



#12. There are 28 govt approved haircuts that citizens must choose from.



#13. Wearing jeans is illegal in North Korea.



#14. North Korea holds “elections” every five years with only one candidate participating in the elections. 


Voting rate is 100%  in North Korea.  While Voting Only one candidate’s name appears in the ballot sheet. The voter has the option to vote against the candidate by striking off his name, but that needs to be done in a separate booth without any secrecy!


#15. North Korea enlists about 2000 women as the ‘Pleasure Squad’.


Attractive women to keep the top male officials “happy”.


#16. It has a ‘3 generations of punishment’ rule.


If you commit an offence, you, your children and your children’s children will be punished for it.


#17. There are currently 2,00,000 prisoners in about 16 camps.


While the exact number of camps is ambiguous and not verifiable via official sources, North Korean prison camps (also known as concentration camps) have been existing 12 times longer than the Nazi concentration camps and has exceeded all others in duration, intensity and horror. Only one person has escaped from one of these concentration camps in all these years and he has written a book named, ‘Escape from Camp 14.’


#18. Half of North Korea’s 24 million people live in extreme poverty.


After the famine they suffered and the continuing food shortage after has been starving DPRK’s people.


#19. North Korea has loudspeakers on roads and propaganda starts at random times of the day. Children in North Korean schools are taught about world’s greatest leaders, namely, Kim Jong I and Kim Jong II.



#20. If you are a visitor, your cell phone will be confiscated at airports and returned when you leave the country. 



#21. You have to ask for permission before clicking any pictures and chances are, you will be denied.



#22. You are not allowed to speak to un-authorised individuals and you will be escorted by a guide everywhere.



#23. North Korea has only 3 T.V. Channels.



#24. Oh and the Internet is not available for use.



While the world continues to take baby steps towards forming a more peaceful and loving community, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea is still following brutal dictatorship.

Source: youthconnect

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