North Korea Cultural Analysis

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(U) North Korea (NK), although isolated, have developed their own cultural aspects over the decades. The civilian considerations, such as PMESII/ASCOPE, in NK comes in many shapes and forms. The cultural aspects of NK are dependent on and significantly affected by these considerations. The culture of NK varies from the political to the information considerations in PMESII/ASCOPE. The government control these aspects in NK giving little to no civilian involvement. The government limits culture in NK as civilians have no direct influence to change culture. This paper’s purpose is to educate readers about the cultural aspects and considerations of NK. (U) First off, are North Korea’s political aspects, consisting of provinces, political…show more content…
These aspects are made up of nuclear capability, testing areas, and the military itself. NK is one of the few nations capable of producing nuclear weapons. Some of these weapons are atomic bombs, thermonuclear bombs, and intercontinental bombs. Along with nuclear weapons were testing areas. These bombs were tested on restricted areas underground and above ground, showing NK’s nuclear development. The North Korean military consist of 6,445,000 military personnel. Among this are 5,500,000 reserves and 945,000 active personnel. Over a fourth of the population are a part of the military in North Korea. While the government enforces military conscription, the military comprises civilians of NK. NK’s cultural aspects are also impacted by the military composed of the government and…show more content…
North Koreans speaks the Korean language containing some Chinese words and is the recognized language. The ethnicities of North Korea comprises of 99.8% Koreans and 0.2% Chinese. The religion of NK has a long history impacting religion beliefs of North Koreans. Confucianism, Buddhism, Shamanism, Ch’ŏndogyo, and Christianity are the religions that Koreans have been influenced by. The government does not have a ban on religion in their constitution. However, the NK government does control all religious activities, giving little freedom to religious practices. Overall, the government controls most of the social aspects in NK. This gives civilians freedom in only some small aspects, such as their
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