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Things About North Korea That You May Not Know
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Rungnado 1st of May Stadium
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.
Have you ever been to North Korea?
Punishment for the Entire Family
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.
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.
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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
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
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.
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.
Everyday Normal Life in North Korea (Video)
The Face of a Looney
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.
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
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
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