Regular Things That Are Illegal In North Korea

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Regular things that are illegal in north korea. unless you’ve been living in a bubble these. last few years, you’ve definitely heard. of the world’s most secretive country, north. korea. because the country has allowed some foreign. visitors to enter, and because information. has been received from defectors, we’ve. been learning some totally bizarre things. about the way north koreans are forced to. live their lives in their own bubble, sheltered. from the rest of the world by a controlling. dictator. we feel sorry for them, which is why we think. it's important for us to focus on what’s. really going on there. that’s what we’ll look in to today, in. this episode of the infographics show, regular. things that are illegal in north korea. don’t forget to subscribe and click the. bell button so that you can be part of our. notification squad. north korea is so serious about controlling. crime and its citizens, that when various. crimes are committed, not only is the assailant. punished, but their entire bloodline for . generations, too. whole families and even entire villages have. been publicly executed for the pettiest of. crimes, in order to teach people a lesson. if someone is lucky enough to escape from. a north korean prison camp, their whole family. will be captured and brought into the camp. to replace them. let’s begin with sarcasm. some of you may have seen the 2014 comedy. titled ‘the interview’ in which kim jong. un had the absolute piss taken out of him. well apparently he wasn’t too happy about. that and his regime put out terrorist threats. to try to shut it down. they even allegedly hacked into sony pictures’. servers. in an attempt to avoid any further laughs. at his expense, the fearful dictator banned. all sarcastic comments about him and north. korea. he particularly doesn’t like anyone using. the phrase “it’s all america’s fault”,. or him being described as “a fool who cannot. see the outside world,” and doing so will. land you in a prison camp. oh and you can forget about rolling your eyes. too. next up: mourning without meaning it. when a north korean leader dies, it is imperative. for citizens to show hysteria and intense. public mourning as a sign of their admiration. and worship. when kim jong-il died in 2011, a hundred day. mourning period ensued which saw the streets. crowded with people, crying and falling to. their knees. those who didn’t show up to mourn faced. execution and if anyone was spotted not crying. or appearing to be sad, they were taken off. to a prison camp. if you think your sartorial choices couldn't. possibly land you in jail, think again!. you’d be hard pressed to find someone in. america that doesn’t own a pair of jeans. but in north korea you literally won’t find. anyone wearing them. that’s because it’s illegal. to north koreans, jeans are a symbol of their. enemy america and the denim ban imposes their. anti-west and anti-usa message. apparently the hate for ‘yankee imperialists’. is so strong that even kindergarten children. are taught to hate anything to do with the. usa. anyone wanna netflix and chill . not in north korea!. many north koreans have smuggled western media. into the country and have shared them amongst. family and friends to give insight into the. liberated world outside. but this very deed could easily land you in. a strict labour camp or even worse, sentenced. to death. an anti-western film titled ‘propaganda’. made by the north koreans, was leaked to the. outside world by defectors. this film was made to show its citizens all. the things that are ‘wrong’ with western. culture and it used hundreds of clips from. tv shows showing cultural, moral and political. trends that have apparently weakened western. society. even foreign music could land you in hot water. in 1992, a female former regime propaganda. officer made the huge mistake of singing a. south korean song at a party. she was so badly beaten she couldn’t walk. for a month, and she was also thrown in jail. for three years. all music that is played on the radio or by. orchestras must be kim jung un approved, as. well as praise him and communism. forget about enjoying the new coldplay or. rihanna album, even admitting you know the. words to their songs will land you in deep. doo doo. wanna turn to the bible in these tricky times . think again. despite there being between . christians in north korea, practising religion. is strictly against the law. just owning a bible can get you tortured,. thrown into a prison camp, or publicly executed,. perhaps along with your family too. as there is no right to religious freedom,. citizens are forced to worship the kim family,. who have actually been found guilty by the. united nations of crimes against humanity. for its persecution of christians. in 2013, 80 christians were publicly executed. in a sports stadium in front of thousands. of people, just for owning bibles, and it. is estimated that there is up to 80,000 christians. held in concentration camps. after banning christmas, kim jung un now forces. a day of hero worship to his grandmother instead. all this killing giving you a headache . don’t even think of turning off the radio. all houses have a government controlled radio. installed and it is not allowed to be turned. off. ever. government announcements are made throughout. the day and you have no choice but to listen. to them. announcements include things like, “the. dear leader hit a hole in one today on his. first try playing golf!”. maybe you want to capture some still images. of all the poor people around town for your. next school project . not so fast. kim jung un desperately wants to hide the. fact that around forty percent of north korea. lives in extreme poverty and earns a salary. of only $2-3 a month. taking photos of the poor is a punishable. offence, especially for tourists, as the beyond. wealthy dictator is afraid of the country’s. image being tarnished and perhaps from getting. in more trouble by the un. but surely tourists are exempt from all of. these ridiculous laws, right . wrong!. freedom of travel is a big no-no in north. korea for outside tourists, and anyone who. tries to explore by themselves can get into. big trouble. as a tourist to north korea, you will have. your every move planned, controlled and watched. by the government, so you can forget about. any ideas of solo, independent travel at your. own pace. you won’t even be able to use the public. transport system or get into your own taxi. traveling around the country is only allowed. as part of a guided, choreographed tour, which. are usually run by the korean international. travel company. their guides will show you around, but you. are so restricted that you won’t be able. to leave your hotel without your guide, even. if you just want to get something from the. shop across the street, otherwise you and. your guide will be punished. it is safe to say that unless you enjoy having. extremely strict limitations and being watched. like a hawk, it’s probably better that you. don’t go on a soul-searching or relaxing. holiday to north korea. but fear not, dear audience!. just when we thought all hope was lost, we. learned that marijuana, of all things, is. legal in north korea!. in fact, it’s not even considered a drug. you can easily find it being grown in fields. and can buy it at local markets. who would’ve thought . so, which of the aforementioned “crimes”. (yes, i’m using air quotes) do you think. is the most preposterous . let us know in the comments!. also, be sure to check out our other video. called average north korean vs average south. korean!. thanks for watching, and, as always, don’t. forget to like, share, and subscribe. see you next time!. .
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