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Things About North Korea That You May Not Know

Updated on May 23, 2017

China & North Korea

Chinese President Xi Jinping and North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un.
Chinese President Xi Jinping and North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un. | Source

Rungnado 1st of May Stadium

Rungnado 1st of May Stadium was built in 1989 and it stands in North Korea's largest city, Pyongyang.
Rungnado 1st of May Stadium was built in 1989 and it stands in North Korea's largest city, Pyongyang. | Source

North Korea has the world's Largest Stadium

Rungnado May Day stadium seats over 150,000 spectators including 114,000 general seating. The huge building was completed in 1989 and it sits on over 50 acres of land with a huge area reserved for parking. Gymnastics is the main event held at the arena in the form of "Mass Games". The largest attended wrestling event ever happened within the WCW and it was at this stadium and 150,000 ticket holders attended the event. Only a few other things in the entire country come close to comparing to this building and man is it beautiful! Because of the way the North Korean people are taught to think of me, I will never go to their country but if I did, this stadium would be my first stop.

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Punishment for the Entire Family

If someone is sent to a prison work camp in North Korea and the entire family must also be imprisoned up to three generations. Human Rights abuses at its worst!
If someone is sent to a prison work camp in North Korea and the entire family must also be imprisoned up to three generations. Human Rights abuses at its worst! | Source

North Korea Imposes a "3 Generations Punishment Law"

North Korea will really punish you if you go to prison in the reclusive country. Not only will you do time in a prison camp working for breaking the law but 3 generations of your family will also be locked up. If you birth a child in prison that child will also become an inmate. So think before committing a crime because for example if you are dad then your son and grandson will feel the wrath of this crazy law. This law is completely unfair and utterly ridiculous just like most of the ignorant laws enforced by this paranoid man.

Artificial Preservatives!

Kim Jong-Il died in 2011 and he is embalmed and preserved in a glass coffin.
Kim Jong-Il died in 2011 and he is embalmed and preserved in a glass coffin. | Source

Kim Jong-Il's Body in a Glass Tomb

When the North Korean supreme leader passed away his son made sure he was preserved in glass for all to see and visit on a constant basis. This is the most visited site in North Korea for the people of the country. Oh and you better weep and cry like he just passed away or you will risk prison for not showing enough emotion for the former leader. True stuff. I am not gonna disrespect a dead guy so I will just leave this one alone.

North Korea

Ready for War!?

North Korea has one of the largest Armies in the world with around 1.1 million people in military service.
North Korea has one of the largest Armies in the world with around 1.1 million people in military service. | Source

Human Feces is Used as Fertilizer in North Korea

Money problems have let to plenty of shortages including fertilizer. The solution? Using human waste as a substitute. The supreme leader lives the good life with bathrooms and running water while the majority of the country cannot locate fertilizer. This regime has always got aid and help but they keep it all for the few and let the rest stay in poor misery.

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Work & Punishment for Nothing

If you are jailed in North Korea be prepared to suffer long work hours and severe beatings.
If you are jailed in North Korea be prepared to suffer long work hours and severe beatings. | Source

North Korea has 16 Work Camps

In North Korea, Prison consist of work camps where beatings and other forms of punishment are the norm. Also, 12-15 hour work days are a part of everyday life while working off jail sentences. Most of the time, jail sentences are way to harsh and usually bogus altogether. If you go in one of these places you will be extremely lucky and blessed if you come out alive.

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Propaganda at its Finest

The main channel airs in the evening and North Korea's only other two television channels only come on during the weekends.
The main channel airs in the evening and North Korea's only other two television channels only come on during the weekends. | Source

North Korea Offers only Three Television Channels

North Korean television is a joke as it offers a propaganda filled, news station in the evenings and only two other channels which only air on Saturday and Sunday with Kim Jong-Un approved shows.That is correct. You only have access to television that is government ran and the only information North Korea can learn is what the leadership wants the citizens to know. The television is not even worth bothering with and if you are caught watching VHS tapes of South Korean soap operas you can get a life sentence or the death penalty.

Nuclear Ambitions

North Korea is constantly trying to develop dangerous nuclear warheads with the intention of using them.
North Korea is constantly trying to develop dangerous nuclear warheads with the intention of using them. | Source

North Korea and Pennsylvania are almost Identical in Size

North Korea is 120,538 km and Pennsylvania is 119,283 km. Also, North Korea is just a tad smaller than Mississippi. North Korea may not be a very large country but it sure has some big problems such as horrid poverty and lack of most basic needs. Just imagine going through Pennsylvania without pavement. The government does not allow their people to travel outside of the North.

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The Face of a Looney

Kim Jong-Un is the last man on earth who needs control of nuclear bombs capable of reaching the U.S.
Kim Jong-Un is the last man on earth who needs control of nuclear bombs capable of reaching the U.S. | Source

North Korea Claims to be 100% Literate

North Korea claims that every single human being in their country is literate. This country has over 25 million people and they say they have a 100% literacy rate. Yea, right. Reading would not do much good anyway because only a few approved books are on the market and most of the folks cannot afford to own a copy.

DPRK Military

The Korean People's Army has the Navy, Air Force, Special Operation Force, Ground Forces and Strategic Rocket Forces.
The Korean People's Army has the Navy, Air Force, Special Operation Force, Ground Forces and Strategic Rocket Forces. | Source

North Korea has over 97% Unpaved Roads

And I thought Mississippi had a road problem. Only 3% of the roads in the whole country are paved but on the other hand, it's illegal to drive unless you are part of the regime or government, if you will of North Korea.

Blue Jeans Equal Jail Time

North Korea cannot stand America. So much so that if you are caught wearing blue jeans then be prepared to serve jail time for your crime.
North Korea cannot stand America. So much so that if you are caught wearing blue jeans then be prepared to serve jail time for your crime. | Source

Blue Jeans are Outlawed in North Korea

Apparently, blue jeans are too American and anyone spotted wearing them will be instantly jailed and put in a labor work camp. It is not just jeans but playing so called "Western or American music" is a crime against the state and the punishment is the death penalty on the spot. Anytime that an American or South Korean, Dennis Rodman aside, attempts to enter this reclusive, madhouse ran by a madman then God be with you.

The Supreme Leader with Dennis Rodman

Former NBA star Dennis Rodman is a close, personal friend of the Supreme Leader.
Former NBA star Dennis Rodman is a close, personal friend of the Supreme Leader. | Source

© 2017 Buster Johnson

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