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North Korea/DPRK is NOT a terrible place by DragonQuestWes North Korea/DPRK is NOT a terrible place by DragonQuestWes
More unpopular opinions from me, Yippee!

What you think you know about North Korea is probably not true. Kim Il-Sung/Jong-Il/Jong-Un aren't "gods" and they certainly aren't dictators either.

They do have elections in North Korea but they don't have "Presidential Elections" because of constituencies (there's no "President of North Korea" and "Eternal President Kim-Il Sung" doesn't mean much). Just look at the results of the latest election they've had. Former British Ambassador to North Korea, Peter Hughes came under fire all because he simply described his observation of the elections as just a celebrating festive attitude rather than demonizing it the entire time.

A Swiss businessman explains his experiences about what he saw in North Korea/DPRK which is hardly anything like the mainstream media said it was. And no he didn't just visit Pyongyang.

A Taiwanese news group went on a trip to North Korea to see what it's like over there and one girl from 5:15 to 5:40 of the video explains how different the reporting actually is when she was in the UK.

Dr. Margaret Chan of the United Nations' World Health Organization visited the country and said that the healthcare is something that "developing countries would envy."

There were programs established by both the local Red Cross and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies to rebuild the villages as well as providing food, water, medicine etc.

A friend of a friend of mine visited North Korea/DPRK plenty of times to show what it was actually like over there and not what the media says they are.

South Korean Conservative news site Korea JoongAng Daily even admits that defectors are returning to the DPRK. No executions.

Not everything is as it seems because the world doesn't work like Hollywood.

Research and form your own opinions.

Edit: Moved the text to make it a bit more readable.
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Kim-Il-Songun Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014  New member Hobbyist Digital Artist
Are you really serious? Ask yourself: would you really like to live there? And if the Kims aren't dictators, I'm wondering who in this world are dictators then. They aren't gods of course but in their country, they're considered and revered as such.
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DragonQuestWes Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014
I saw your avatar and didn't bother reading your comment.
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knopor Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2014  New member
Okay, several ways to easily refute this:
-If the country was so great, why isn't a visitor allowed to freely travel on their own terms?
-Why did North Korea not allow the UN in for an investigation?
-Why is it illegal to own a tunable AM/FM radio?
-Why did Kim Jong-un execute several officials for watching south Korean television dramas?
-Why is there testimony from Russians and Chinese nationals that studied there saying that it was even more secluded from the West than Russia or China.
-Why has the Ryudong hotel remained unfinished for a quarter century?
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DragonQuestWes Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2014
Okay, several ways to easily refute this:

I stopped reading after this.
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knopor Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2014  New member
You have to be an American, or European. Nobody can possibly as childish as you have or afford internet outside those countries.
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DragonQuestWes Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2014
Not a valid argument. You're defining me by nationality rather than my ethnicity which is half-Chinese and half-Polish and that "it has nothing to do with race" crap doesn't fly.

Calling you on your bullshit doesn't make me "childish" because that's not how logic works. The internet is EVERYWHERE. In pretty much EVERY single country in the world and I DO mean EVERY (except North Korea in which case you ARE correct in that regard so yes that would actually be a valid criticism of the country). African deviantART users exist (surprise).
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knopor Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2014  New member
Nationality is typically a better indicator for those in ethnically diverse and developed countries than ethnicity. No shit African deviantart users exist, I'm African, in case you don't know where Ghana is in the world. But the fact that North Korea doesn't have internet is really a good sign something's really fucking wrong there, as Liberia at least has some internet.
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DragonQuestWes Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2014
Yes I DO know where Ghana is. I've studied Geography for almost a decade.

That's your only beef with North Korea. No internet. You can't live without internet can you? Which makes you a hikkikomori.
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knopor Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2014  New member
No! It's not my only problem I have. Let me get started on problems I have:
-The contradictory Juche ideology
-Lack of religious freedom
-Lack of freedom in general
-No government transparency
-songbun system
-It's massive list of human rights violations
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DragonQuestWes Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2014
All your arguments are shit.
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