North Korean Christian Persecutions

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Christianity is widely spread out through the world, and it also means almost every country has at least one christian. Likewise, North Korea, ranked first on the World Watch List of the 50 countries where persecution is most extreme, has a myriad of Christians in their country too. As most people know, Kim Jong-Un, the leader of North Korea, leaves little room for any other religions and Christians in North Korea face tremendous pressures in every sphere of life. Gathering to worship God is almost impossible. Anyone discovered engaging in unauthorized religious activity such as worshiping or praying is subject to arrest, arbitrary detention, disappearance, or execution. Due to the fact that being Christian is very dangerous, people in North…show more content…
They are pulverized with steamrollers, test biological weapons, shipped off to death camps or shot in front of children, while newborn babies have their brains pithed with forceps in front of their mothers. The reason why Persecution of Christians started is that when japan annexed the Korean peninsula and mandated worshipping the Japanese emperor. Christians who bowed down to his portrait were spared. Those who didn’t were tortured, imprisoned or executed. Although the persecution of Christian, Christians in Korea grew tremendously. The Japanese persecution lasted 35 years until 1945, when Japan surrendered to end the Second World War. Koreans, however, had their freedom for short time. Soviet Union, China, and United States divided Korean penisula half. United States stayed in South Korea and Soviet Union and China stayed in North Korea. Kim ll Sung, who trained in Soviet Union ( Communist) occupied the norther half of the Korean peninsula. In 1950, Kim ll Sung invaded South Korea with his army. After the Korean war ended, Kim ll Sung started to execute Christians in North
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