Wednesday, December 24, 2014
Things you may have forgotten or didn’t know about North Korea.
But, Marijuana is legal. Also the Government pays the worker as their is no free enterprize as North Korea is government owned.
It is and is not even classified as a drug in North Korea. An average worker earns around $2 to $3 per month from the government.
If you have a side job selling goods that’s an added $10 a month. Public services, like health care and education, are free but you are required to pay fees for things like electricity, heating, and even building materials.
An American soldier ran across the North Korean border in 1962.
James Joseph Dresnok (born 1941) is an American defector to North Korea, one of four American soldiers to defect after the Korean War.
After defecting, Dresnok worked as an actor and an English teacher in Pyongyang and is still living there.
North Korea is the world’s only nation to currently have a US navy ship captured.
USS Pueblo (AGER-2) is an American technical research ship for navy intelligence. It was boarded and captured by North Korean forces on 23 January 1968 before the TET offensive in the Vietnam War.
It’s year 103 in North Korea.
It’s not 2014 in North Korea. The year is 103 counted after the birth of Kim-IL-Sung.
North Korea is officially not communist anymore.
Since 2009 its ideology is called “JUCHE” meaning “self-reliance”, sometimes referred to as Kimism.
It says that Korean masses are the masters of the country’s development. It justifies a strong military posture and reliance on Korean national resources.
Juche has been accused of becoming a form of political religion.
North Korea hosts the world’s largest stadium.
The Rungnado 1st of May Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium in Pyongyang. It was completed on May 1, 1989.
It is regarded as the largest stadium in the world, with a capacity of 150,000, and occupying over 207,000 metres square.
An execution was also staged there in the late 1990s.
North Korea may even have unicorns.
North Koreans archeologists announced to the world in 2012 they discovered lair of the unicorn ridden by the legendary king Tongmyung 2000 years ago.
North Korea has 51 social categories ranked by their loyalty to the regime.
Songbun is the system of status based on political, social, and economic background for direct ancestors as well as behavior by relatives.
It determines whether an individual is trusted with responsibility, is given opportunities within North Korea, or even receives adequate food.
It affects access to education, employment , and politics.
North Koreans built a ghost city.
In the 50s North Korea built Kijong-Dong, a “nice” city visible from the border, to encourage South Koreans in.
It’s actually a ghost city.
And a strange coincidence.
Kim II-Sung, founder of North Korea, was born on the day the Titanic Sank.