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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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Kell0x Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014  Student General Artist
I'm sorry but no
Hear out these people who escaped from North Korea:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=PdxPCe…
www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ms4NIB…
www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLeeTV…
www.youtube.com/watch?v=3cVOrU…
www.youtube.com/watch?v=f5jHJV…


The way North Korea treats its homeless and parentless children.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=72KHZg…

People have been killed for looking at bootleg videos people have been killed for listing to South Korean pop music.
Why do you think people who have taken pictures of the general public have been banned from their country?
www.youtube.com/watch?v=hsnef_…
Because North Korea doesn't want to let the world know how its treat its majority.

North Korea is not a great country, due to the country's poor farming policy 10 percent of its people died in the 90's. The goverment told them they had to work harder and shifted the blame to the Western-country.

I am sorry but you need to research this.
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DragonQuestWes Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014
Youtube videos are not a credible source.
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Kell0x Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014  Student General Artist
These are filmed interviews, documentaries by the bbc, rare footage and news coverage. :roll:

Also 3 of the people who are interviewed in the videos have written a book about their experience as well look it up/

anyway here are some written reports:
books.google.nl/books?hl=nl&lr…

ALSO did you even checked your sourches?
Margaret Chan Fung Fu-chun compared the health care to countres like China'' and she stated that Malnutrition is a problem in North Korea.


But sure don't trust her own sourch for it there is plenty of others:
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/world…

t was an ice-cold day in the North Korean border town of Musan when a small crowd gathered round what looked like a bundle of rags on the platform of the railway station.

"I went up to see what they were looking at," recalled 63-year-old Lee Sun Ok, a North Korean farmer who had come to the city to sell some small rice-cakes she had made to earn money. "And then I saw it was the body of an old man with a piece of cloth placed over his face.

"I asked if he had fallen down because he was sick, but the people shook their heads and said, 'No, he was just too hungry and died for lack of something to eat.'"

One in every three children remains chronically malnourished or 'stunted'

World Food Program
www.express.co.uk/news/world/3…

www.themoscowtimes.com/news/ar…

How about the fact that there are many north Korean refugees in China?

www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/…

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DragonQuestWes Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014
I've heard those arguments ten times before and frankly I'm getting too old for that nonsense. I'd rather just get out the house instead of parroting those verbatim.

The world =/= BBC.

I've provided plenty of evidence countering those and I'm not repeating myself.
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Kell0x Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014  Student General Artist
the majority of your proof are just eye withneses. :/ those aren't proof at all.
You are aware that North Korea treats its tourist differently and only show what they want to show tourist.



I just showed you reports, interviews and documents where they say that hunger is a big problem in North Korea
INCLUDING the one doctor you yourself QUOTED in your description.
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DragonQuestWes Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014
Yes they are proof. It doesn't matter whether you disagree with it or not.

North Korea/DPRK is just a country like everywhere else. Ups and downs. Pros and Cons. This is not a difficult concept to understand.
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Kell0x Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014  Student General Artist
Also 2 of your sources are YOUTUBE VIDEOS.

Oh the Irony. 
And one of them isn't even a documented footage its just a friend saying, my friend says North Korea is fine.
Fucking evidence? 
Are you serious? and you are telling other people that youtube videos aren't valid?

Also from your own proof I found more holes in your sources:
www.globalpost.com/dispatches/…
 actually, from around 2002-2003, we have seen a steady but clear improvement in North Korea’s economic situation. North Koreans are still malnourished, and likely to remain so for the foreseeable future.
So they have an improvement they still have a shortage of FOOD problems. Plus Felix lived in the upperstate of North Korea he didn't live or visited the outside land at ALL.


koreajoongangdaily.joins.com/n…
They even state in the article that there isn't much evidence:
 The North has also been using the media to have its people stay in Pyongyang by having double-defectors hold press conferences and share the “horrifying experiences” that they had in the South.

Jon Yong-chol, who was a North Korean double-defector arrested by the North for allegedly attempting to destroy key statues, said in a televised news conference in Pyongyang that he was “ordered by South Korean and U.S. intelligence to launch the attacks.” 
--

This doesn't sound suspicious at all? 
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DragonQuestWes Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014
Oh the Irony.

Said nobody outside the internet ever.
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LordOfstamps Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014
Oh yeah sure if it's a great place! That is if you like suppression of free speech, not being allowed to know about the outside world, a shit economy, denial of basic human rights, and being forced to have TOTAL OBIDIENCE to Kim-Jong-Un.
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DragonQuestWes Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014
Are you still in high school?
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