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13 ordinary things that are not legal in North Korea

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea is a unique country isolated from the rest of the world. Anyway, some facts about North Korea are well-known thanks to the tourists and journalists who had a chance to visit the country. Here is the list of everyday things which are prohibited in North Korea. It will definitely surprise you.



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135 Comments
Susan Plaskow Rubinetti
Kim Jong-Un should be forced to be an average citizen in his own country for a year. Let's see how he satisfies his perverse appetites then. What a horrible excuse for a human being.
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Mar 27, 2018 5:00PM
Cathie Roth Lonnquist
None of this surprises me but it makes me very sad for the citizens of North Korea. What saddens me more is that Kim Jong Un is a relatively young man so there is little hope for the citizens in the near future.
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Mar 27, 2018 5:06PM
Carole Gaerte
The epitome of "political correctness" .......of what you can and can not say or do anymore. Seems Communists and socialists have a lot in common....fear of their citizens having freedom and wanting power and control over citizens behavior and culture. It's just a difference of degree to start with and the dumbing down of the people. Grateful for the wisdom of our forefathers, our Constitution and being a representative Republic.
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Mar 27, 2018 5:06PM
WIlliam Gamble
Matthew McKechnie, sounds like maybe you'd prefer n Korea
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Mar 27, 2018 6:40PM
patrickdocmcwilliams
I remember when we only had three channels of TV.
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Mar 27, 2018 4:57PM
lxixwithu
There's no Second Amendment in North Korea.
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Mar 27, 2018 5:10PM
Marian Spitzig
So sad
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Mar 27, 2018 4:36PM
Bernice Sartori
So glad to live in the good old USA!
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Aug 25, 2021 5:07PM
tbear
How horrible to live like that! They ALL surprised me! They'd have me shot the first minute I stepped in their country! Do the people know what they are missing? 😡👎
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Mar 30, 2021 9:38PM
JoAnne Jordan-Shepherd
It is so hard to believe that in 2020-2021 women in an industrialized country are not allowed a basic need such as tampons or sanitary napkins! Oh that's right, it's a country run by a dictator; a man! Someone like Trump was trying to emulate!
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Nov 24, 2020 8:54AM
sixmoline
Cindy Roberts, It's Trump who said he was "in love" with Kim Jong-Un. He's a wannabe dictator.
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Aug 19, 2020 6:00PM
Russell Turner
Back to the dark ages, if only they realised it the majority could prevail !
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Apr 15, 2020 11:02AM
monicaligon
It’s so very cruel to control and isolate citizens. No Christmas trees or even religions are allowed? That’s just wrong!!!
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Apr 6, 2020 7:36PM
kathimcleod
Makes me even more thankful that I live in the USA!!!!!
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Mar 29, 2020 9:37PM
jannapharm
Melodee Humbert, you lost your mind?
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Feb 9, 2020 10:46PM
littledick
Many of its citizens are malnourished. Not so with their fatso leader! Spending all that money on a nuclear military establishment is patently irrational. When Japan left Korea in 1945, she left a fairly industrial north and a fairly rural south. What has happened since partition? The south is an economic powerhouse, industrial and otherwise, why the north, except for its military-industrial-government complex (sound familiar?), is backward.
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Feb 5, 2020 11:30PM
jojodamico
I'm proud to be an American!
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Jan 6, 2020 5:00PM
Melodee Humbert
Sounds exactly what trumpbo would like to enforce
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Aug 26, 2019 5:20PM
Janice Bishop
I would not visit North Korea as I would not like the restrictions placed on me as a tourist and when travelling love to speak with the locals and understand their culture. This culture is oppressive and can lead to internal political unrest when people find the means to educate themselves. It is so sad that political oppression still exists in the world today.
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Aug 19, 2019 8:33AM
silrem
Cindy Roberts, But your president loves and admires Kim, maybe it's not so bad there.
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Aug 3, 2019 8:35PM
silrem
Trump loves Jong-Un. Birds of a feather go together.
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Aug 3, 2019 8:32PM
mjachristie
My heart breaks for these people! Kim Jong-Un needs to be ASSISNATED and the citizens set free to live their lives as they wish!!! Heartbreaking!
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Aug 1, 2019 5:36PM

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