Because North Korea, formally (and ironically) the Republic of Korea, is often referred to as the “closed kingdom”, this is why it is so close to this closed and isolated country of 25 million people. Is famous Recent ballistic missile tests have made headlines around the world, as have young leader Kim Jong Un. Although interesting stories of famine in North Korea in the 1990s are being told to us, the whimsical stories of three generations of North Korean leaders are astonishing.
According to the Washington Post, Kim Jong Il, the son of founder Kim Il Sung and the father of the current president, played 300 perfect balls in his first game and scored an average of 38 points while playing golf. According to the Telegraph News, he wrote 1,500 books during his college days alone.
While these provocative stories are likely to spread a lot of propaganda, there are seven true facts about North Korea that you may not have known would change your attitude toward an isolated country.
According to the CIA, North Korea’s 25 million people are ranked 51st in the world. According to Newsweek, North Korea’s largest military is one of the strongest in the world, with about 1,190,000 troops. China has the world’s largest population (over 1.3 billion) and the armed forces (2.3 million), and has an army that employs about 0.18% of the population.
On the other hand, the North Korean military employs about 4.7% of the total population. According to the CIA, North Korea’s 25 million people are ranked 51st in the world. According to Newsweek, North Korea’s largest military is one of the strongest in the world, with about 1,190,000 troops.
China has the world’s largest population (over 1.3 billion) and the armed forces (2.3 million), and has an army that employs about 0.18% of the population. On the other hand, the North Korean military employs about 4.7% of the total population.
Skating was “popular all over the country,” said National Geographic photographer David Gutton-Fielder. In particular, he said, “they can’t count the number of ice rinks in the capital [Pyongyang”. “
It is estimated that drug use in North Korea is largely unregulated and bizarre. According to UPI, 30% of North Koreans use drugs. According to Radio Free Asia, cannabis called yuxam is grown so much that it is smuggled across the Chinese border to be sold abroad.
Public Radio International reports that methamphetamines, especially the extremely strong crystalline methamphetamine, are also common in North Korea, and although these drugs are not as explicitly approved as cannabis, their use is common. Methamphetamine is often used for recreational use and to suppress hunger and to help workers who often work in farms, factories, and other industries. North Korea is not only the largest stadium in the world in terms of spectator capacity, but also far from it. Rowingrado Promovsky Stadium (also called Promovsky Stadium) has a capacity of 150,000 people.
It features the Michigan Stadium, the second-largest stadium in Ann Arbor with a capacity of 107,600. The site is sometimes used for sports competitions, but its main purpose is to host the annual Earing Festival in August and September each year, and it celebrates North Korea’s history, culture, and achievements.
Although it is surprising that dictatorial elections take place, North Koreans vote every five years. However, according to The Economist, there is only one candidate in his constituency for the nominated ticket that he will receive for the post of vice president.
Voters will only have to decide whether to vote for or against the sole candidate on the list, to cast their vote in a separate box with the yes vote, and to enter their identity, which can be seen as fraud. . The Economist says.
On August 15, 2015, CNN announced that North Korea was in its time zone, less than half an hour away from the world. Pyongyang’s time is exactly GMT + 8:30 and is seen as a clear reflection of the country’s time before Japanese settlement in the 20th century. To be clear, for many North Koreans, this is an almost daily struggle where there are food shortages, terrible conditions.