A Primer On North Korea

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The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea remains largely unknown to Americans due mainly to the secrecy and isolationism upheld by its government. The Onion provides a primer on North Korea’s people and culture:


ECONOMY

The nation’s growing industrial sector is capable of supporting a population of well over 75 people

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NOTABLE PEOPLE

Supreme Leader Kim Il-sung; Supreme Leader Kim Jong-il; Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un


CRIME

Nation suffering from a crippling wave of unapproved haircuts


EDUCATION

Often preceded by “forced re-”


ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT

Rich cinematic tradition of both state-approved propaganda and hidden-camera documentaries


CUISINE

Food largely considered a delicacy


NATURAL RESOURCES

Geological pressure on bones in mass graves full of dissidents will produce surplus of oil in approximately 40,000 years

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PRIMARY EXPORT

Fleeing citizens

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