The material traits of a country often reflect what is most valued in that culture. In North Korea, it is clear to see that the culture is very nationalistic and that North Koreans have an extremely high respect for their leaders, both former and current. In the streets of North Korea, numerous billboards with pictures of the leader can be seen. Some show the country’s current leader, but many still showcase Kim Il Sung, the grandfather of Kim Jong Un. In addition to multiple billboards, the country is covered in statues of their leaders.
North Korea Famine – 1994 Introduction : The word famine brings into mind a general lack of access to food and an unusual life threatening hunger. One of the most recent occurrences of a famine is seen in North Korea during the 1990’s. It faced one of the most disastrous famines of human history where millions of people died due to starvation and other hunger related diseases. The socio-political situation of along with the environmental conditions has only compounded the effects. The policy of self-reliance – Juche initiated by Kim Il Sung isolated North Korea from the political community of the world.
North Korea is widely accused of having one of the worst human rights records in the world. Because of the severe restrictions placed on their political and economic freedoms, it is very similar to Orwell’s vision of the world in 1984. Moreover, there are reports of severe restrictions on the freedom of association, expression and movement, arbitrary detention, torture and other ill-treatment
A descriptor often applied to North Korea is “Stalinist,” and with its old-style Communist imagery and propaganda, not to mention its political purges, the state has much in common with Stalin’s Soviet Union. But North Korea has never known anything other than absolute rule. Before Korea’s annexation by Japan, in 1910, Koreans were living under a monarchy. After that came rule by imperial Japan and Koreans bowed to the Japanese emperor. After World War II, Japanese occupation of Korea ended with Soviet troops occupying the north, and US troops the south.
South Korea has been a democratic country since division of Korea had happened. However, contrary to their oxymoronic state title of 'Democratic People's Republic of Korea,' the reclusive regime has neither been a democracy nor a republic, not at least in the meaning the rest of the world uses these words. North Korean, especially people who are not in the high ranked position, suffers from penury because of their brutal dictator. Likewise, about a half century was a huge time gap between two countries that made them so different. Among these features that make those two countries different, language is the most common factor to distinguish the differences.
Introduction North Korea has posed a threat to Japan and South Korea by launching nuclear weapons on medium range missiles that could hit Japan or South Korea. North Korea is currently improving its longer-range continental missiles which pose a threat to any country in the world. United States and South Korea have responded to this threat by firing missiles that could destroy specific targets in North Korea. On the other hand South Africa and china’s trade relations have improved over past few years. China has invested eight hundred million dollars to build car plants in South Africa and to increase economic growth by creating employment.
The people in North Korea can not leave their country without the regime’s permission (so no freedom of movement). They also can’t criticize the leadership there or you and your family will “disappear” from society and end up in a political prison camp. The right to freedom of speech has been going on for a long time. 399 BC to be exact, when a Greek philosopher Socrates was persecuted for an early argument promoting free speech. Every single person has their own opinion.
Another of which is North Korea’s form of government which becomes a threat to the world. North Korea’s decades-old, totalitarian dictatorship made use of its authority in using technology for creating and testing of nuclear weapons, which will be used for protection against war instead of using it for its advancement. The form of government in North Korea forced its people to become more aware of their laws and rules rather than their needs. According to Park Yeon-mi, a North Korean defector and human rights activist who escaped North Korea, Park claimed that people in North Korea