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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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:iconmasterchica1987:
MasterChica1987 Featured By Owner 2 hours ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Interesting, yes... :)
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DragonQuestWes Featured By Owner 1 hour ago
You always learn something new especially about different places around the world.

I know I do.
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:iconmasterchica1987:
MasterChica1987 Featured By Owner 1 hour ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh yes, indeed. :)
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Shamrock95 Featured By Owner Edited Aug 21, 2015
I was all set to tell you what a fool you are for believing that the North Korean government is anything other than a brutal and wicked totalitarian regime, but based on your other stamps and the comments you've been making on this stamp, I'm going to assume that you're just another wannabe Marxist who thinks that skimming over a few lines of Das Kapital makes him an infallible source on the evils of capitalism.

By the way, if North Korea is so peaceful and prosperous, how do you explain this? Or this? Or this?
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DragonQuestWes Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2015
Oh look. Another anti-Marxist brony.
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alfie532 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2015  New Deviant
i hope this is a troll and not what you actually believe in as if north korea is so good why would there be so many defectors and you can see the gulags on google maps 
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:icondragonquestwes:
DragonQuestWes Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2015
No I looked on Google Maps and there's like only like two or three labor camps there.

It's just a country like everywhere else. Stop with your racist colonialist propaganda.
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Northbaymds Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Artist
And, why do most news articles about DPRK turn out to be falsified, if it is such an evil place, why all the false "news", why not tell the truth? Here are the facts behind the lies about north Korea:
anti-imperialism.com/2014/08/1…
Among the lies noobs say are true (without fact checking)
* Famous Singer executed by firing squad!
* North Koreans forced to get Kim Jon Un-style haircuts!
* Football Squad Tortured for Losing
* Cannibalism!
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DragonQuestWes Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2015
lmao

One of my favorite ones from that list is that "Women banned from riding bikes" thing. We condemn a country with better women's rights (The DPRK) than ours yet we praise a country that subjugates women using a theocratic system (Saudi Arabia which is a US ally).
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Northbaymds Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Artist
Imagine a government that enables the People to build homes and facilities without getting into foreign debt that will paid through unjust taxation... most noobs can't imagine such a system, to them, all publicly-owned infrastructure must be built with debt to foreign banks and capitalist institutions, or bond measured that saddle the people with more debt.
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DragonQuestWes Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2015
Housing, healthcare, education, food, water and all the basic necessities to survive. The West (particularly the US) does not provide that.
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Northbaymds Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Artist
Economic democracy is outside the scope of 1st world noobs who believe the USA's two-party system is the ultimate expression of freedom, while all the economic wealth is stored away. What is democracy if all economic power is held by foreign banks and corporations?
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DragonQuestWes Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2015
The DPRK, Cuba and Venezuela are showing great examples of how to properly dismantle colonialist influences.
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TheMeister1 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2015
Ahem ....

Bite my shiny metal ass you socialist sympathizing faggot

www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontli…
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:icondragonquestwes:
DragonQuestWes Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2015
Said no one ever.

Are you 12?
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TheMeister1 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2015
pardon ?

I gave you evidence .

it's your choice to disregard me if I'm 3 or 113
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DragonQuestWes Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2015
No you didn't. Nobody reads anti-DPRK bullshit this day and age.

What part of "said no one ever" do you not understand?
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TheMeister1 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2015
Actually most people do . Do you have psychical footage of the city's that isn't monitored by Korean officials if not please think about watching that link you may like it .
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:icondragonquestwes:
DragonQuestWes Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2015
No they don't. Only middle to upper class (white) western kids like yourself do and nobody really likes them.
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TheMeister1 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2015
answers.yahoo.com/question/ind…

Thank you for being racist SJW 
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:icondragonquestwes:
DragonQuestWes Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2015
Thank you for being another middle to upper class western white kid who does nothing but sit on the internet all day talking about how "left" he is.

Anarchists are a great laugh.
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TehTadpoleJackson Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Starvation is still rampant and human rights are negligible, but as long as you aren't a political prisoner or living in the countryside life is bearable as long as you keep your head down.
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DragonQuestWes Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2015
No it isn't. Read the links.
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TehTadpoleJackson Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
My apologies, you are right about starvation.
Still, I won't be budged on Human Rights. The North Korean government does not tolerate opposing ideas.
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DragonQuestWes Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2015
Free speech is fifty times more complex than just "opposing ideas." Human rights doesn't stop at "free speech" either.
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TehTadpoleJackson Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
You are definitely right about that.
NK citizens are also barred from emigrating to other countries, so there goes freedom of movement.
Because of the restriction on dissenting ideas or criticisms of government, a severe lack of freedom of the press is a given.
Homosexuality is unofficially criminalized and LGBT rights are nonexistent.
Freedom of religion is officially guaranteed but this is rarely adhered to.
But honestly, we should be listening to the North Korean people about conditions in their country, not speaking as outsiders.
Here, have a watch.
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DragonQuestWes Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2015
Individual expats are not a credible source because they do not speak for the Korean people as a whole. Human rights discourse often gets too US-centric/Eurocentric and same can be said with free speech discourse. The DPRK/North Korea is not a Western country and we should not be judging whether or not it is "unfree" based on Western definitions of human rights or free speech but rather history. Not only is that colonialist, US-centric/Eurocentric but also ahistorical. Religion has often been a tool throughout history to subjugate ethnic minorities, women, LGBTs, etc. It's also easy to say that we should be listening to the Korean people but whether or not we actually are is a different story.
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TehTadpoleJackson Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
By your logic we should tolerate culturally relevant misogyny, racism, and even cannibalism.
I do not value any culture over another, but some practices are universally unacceptable.
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DragonQuestWes Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2015
Wrong again. It's EXTREMELY easy to say that if you've never experienced being bombed by US bombers during the Korean War and/or if you've never picked up a history book.
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melon2 Featured By Owner Edited Apr 25, 2015
twitter.com/search?q=%22%E5%8C…
Twitter上で、「北朝鮮のような」と検索すると沢山引っかかるのは、非常に良くないことですよね?
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DragonQuestWes Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015
:?
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CrimsonFALKE Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Best Korea is the opposite of Gay Korea and one of the greatest anti-American trolls of the last thirty years, managing to obtain nuclear weapons and a space program without anybody being strong enough to stop them. When US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright returned from the country in the year 2000 she confirmed that Kim Jong-Il had a tiny missile that he had been repeatedly dipping into her Pu-Tang River.
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DragonQuestWes Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015
lolwut
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CrimsonFALKE Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
North Korea is best Korea
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DragonQuestWes Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015
oh
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Saint-Tepes Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
koreajoongangdaily.joins.com/n…

People machine gunned for watching South Korean movies and having the Bible while thounsands of people including children watched.
great justice system
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DragonQuestWes Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015
You are such a Christian fanatic.
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Saint-Tepes Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
I am not a fanatic, you didn't give an out of morality and thought, you are a commumist the worst kind and you never do. You don't even know if I am religious or not, why am I a christian fanatic? Theres no reason for you to say that, you did not even the read the source well to even understand. Does owning a bible and having religious freedom is fanaticism? For you and North Korea, seems so. Don't bother thinking too much cuz your non-existen brain might make your head implode
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DragonQuestWes Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015
Sorry, but heads do not implode. There's no such thing as a "non-existent" brain.

Welcome to life. You're welcome.
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Saint-Tepes Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Jellyfish don't have brains. Come back to the real world when you are thinking being not a commietard
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:icondragonquestwes:
DragonQuestWes Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015
I'm not a jellyfish. I'm a human sir.

I AM in the real world.
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Saint-Tepes Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Not from your point of view, you are sadly far away from reality
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:icondragonquestwes:
DragonQuestWes Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015
Yes, from my point of view. No I am not "far away from reality." I AM in reality.

People who support Communism aren't delusional. Logic doesn't work that way.
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VanuInfiltrator Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
And now I've stopped taking you seriously...
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DragonQuestWes Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015
You didn't stop taking me seriously. You just became more of a shut-in and a neckbeard by refusing to read.
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VanuInfiltrator Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Because a country's government used hackers to hack Sony Pictures because of a movie they didn't like makes it a good place to live.
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DragonQuestWes Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015
They never hired hackers whatsoever.

It's been proven by IT experts that North Korea was never behind the hacking nor did they ever hire anybody to hack for them.
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VanuInfiltrator Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Proof please.
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DragonQuestWes Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015
As you wish.

I've given you proof, now you can't say that you don't take me seriously. ;)
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VanuInfiltrator Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
I stopped taking you seriously before you posted a shit-news site like Yahoo, they're full of nut jobs.
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