Weirdest Things About North Korea Which You Wouldn’t Believe Are True
North Korea is a bizarre country, to put it mildly. Here are some facts about NK you probably didn’t know!
There are some bizarre rules and systems that exist in North Korea. Here are some of them:
It is believed that the North Korean calendar is based on the date of its founder’s birth.
It’s the 21st century for all of the world, but for the people of North Korea, it’s still the 100th Juche year. The North Korean Juche calendar begins on April 15, 1912, which was the date of the birth of the founder of the calendar, Kim Il-Sung.
It only has three TV channels
With everything under the microscope, there is no doubt that the North Korean regime keeps its media under strict control. There are only three channels of television available, and all TV shows are controlled by the state.
Every night, the power is cut
You’ve probably noticed how frequent power interruptions can be quite annoying. Now imagine the situation of North Koreans whose entire country remains in darkness at midnight. This is done to tackle the energy crisis in a country that isn’t able to supply enough electric power to residents. The issue was exposed following a picture taken from space of North Korea that became viral.
One candidate from which to choose
In the face of the totalitarian regime in the country with the same ruling family that has been ruling since 1948, it’s amusing that elections are held each year. The voters only have one option. Whether it’s for the mayor, provincial governor, and local assembly, there’s only one candidate to choose from for every district.
Parents are required to provide their children with chairs and desks
The parents who take their children to school must furnish chairs and desks for their children. Students are also required to do chores that are required by the federal government, for example, the collection of garbage.
There is the three-generation punishment rule
The rule of punishing three generations is a terrifying fact of a country that cannot stand protests from citizens. If someone commits an offence, the entire bloodline is sent to prison, including grandparents, parents, and children.
You might be imprisoned because of your creativity
It’s among the most popular stories about how the dictator Kim Jong-Il kidnapped a film director, Shin Sang Ok, and his wife, actress Choi Eun-hee in 1978, to bring imagination into North Korean films. After being kept in prison for nearly a decade, they gradually gained the trust of the dictator and were released after an excursion to Austria in which they were promoting North Korean films.