What is that first thing that might come to your mind when you hear the name Kim Jong- Un? North Korea and the supreme leadership of this guy! Right? Well, so much has been going on in North Korea in terms of privacy that you would never forget the name of this leader.
Under the dictatorship of Kim Jon-Un, many rules and regulations have been imposed due to which the residents of North Korea have little to no knowledge about the world. Owing to this very reason, photographers all over the world face a lot of difficulty in capturing photos of this Country.
Nonetheless, a few talented photographers have been able to capture some of the most interesting photos of the poverty-stricken Country. So, without any further wait, let’s have a look at them!
Majority of the roads are unpaved
Photo – earthnutshell.com
Around 97% of the roads of North Korea are unpaved. It basically means that the Country is extremely careless towards building an able infrastructure that would help the citizens. If somehow you are planning to travel to this Country, be ready for the bumpiest rides ever!
A huge chunk of the money goes into strengthening the armed forces
Photo – businessinsider.com
As there is a total ban on the consumption of the media, it is quite difficult to find the actual figure of the amount that is spent on the armed forces. However, it is said that the Country invests quite a lot in this domain. The cyber warfare of the Country is absolutely phenomenal due to which it is easily proved that the Country goes to a great extent in order to strengthen its armed forces.
Child labor is promoted
Photo – bloomberg.com
It is an unfortunate fact that when students come to study in the schools, they are forced to work and produce goods for the government. Thus, the Country supports child labor. So, in this case, the parents are pressurized into bribing the school administrators in order to prevent their children from indulging in child labor. Also, a few parents annul further education of their kids.
The Country is similar to the size of Pennsylvania
Photo – maps.com
There is a misconception about North Korea is that it is a big Country. However, it is not the truth! Before the Second World War, Korea consisted of North Korea as well as South Korea which made it big. But after the War, the Country was divided into two parts. The Country has an area of 120,538 square kilometers. Also, the Country has around 19.5% of the land that is considered worthy of growing eatables.