Due to the strict policy of tourism and biased media, it’s hard to know what is going on within the boundaries of the closed state. Due to the reports of those who experienced the brutality on their own skin, there is a new image of North Korea.
Sometimes, especially in winter, electricity completely disappear, while millions of people are trying to cope with the low temperatures that can sometimes be lower than 17.8 degrees Celsius. On satellite images can be viewed China and South Korea, between which there is a dark area – North Korea.
5. The system of three castesin 1957, Kim Il Sung fought to keep control of North Korea , and launched a massive investigation of the population of the country. The investigation resulted in a complete change of social system which divided everything into three classes – “the enemy ” , ” wavering ” ( undecided ) and ” loyal .” Labels are not related to the person, but the family history . The ” loyal ” class are those in whose history of loyalty to the government and they can provide the best opportunities . They are now the politicians or the people ” closely ” associated with the government of North Korea . People in the middle are undecided or in the neutral range. Nothing goes in or out of them , but it is possible , though unlikely to pass into the ” loyal ” . Mostly, people often go through the system down , but upward. “Enemies ” are those with a family history of crimes against the state, such as Christianity, and land ownership .
They are subversive , and in the words of Kim Il Sung , pose the greatest threat to the government. They are deprived of education because they are not allowed to live in or near Pyongyang , and are forced into absolute poverty .
4. Manure from human waste
North Korea is a mountainous region with a little water, very cold winters and short summers monsoon. Because of such course North Korea is terrible for agriculture. Historically, the country has always relied on foreign aid when it comes to manure. Manure they previously imported from Soviet Union while it was in recent history, and sent them every year 500,000 tons of fertilizer to help increase food production.
South Korea stopped sending them a fertilizer 2008th year, and the farmers had to turn to a new source – human feces. This has gone so far as to become a government program. Factories had to turn feces and meet the quota of two tonnes. Recently, drug stores have taken advantage of the demand for human waste, which is now considered a commodity.
3. South Korean citizenship
Simply put , there are many people who are fleeing from North Korea , and have no place to hide . China’s official policy is to send them back across the border . They are then either killed or sentenced to a decade of brutal labor camps, which turned out to be is equal , and the death penalty .
Only South Korea’s policy is generous : All severnokrejski prebezi , who are not criminals , just get citizenship , job training , and those in need , psychological counseling. Also , give them a place to live and $ 800 per month . As an incentive , the government of South Korea gives a bonus of $ 1,800 for those who hire refugees.
Although technically the North Koreans need to provide paperwork to prove their citizenship , it is not uncommon to deviate from this requirement , as is the case with refugees from the labor camps that simply do not have the paperwork. This applies to all who were born in the camps . Than in 1953. The more than 24,500 fled to South Korea . Starting from the 2002nd The South Korea takes over 1,000 people a year who managed to get to it . The Chinese government estimates that there are up to 200,000 North Koreans who illegally hide in the hills and the rural provinces of the country. Many of those fleeing from North Korea into China often die during their long journey.
North Koreans quickly began to eat their pets, cicadas, tree bark, and finally the children. That’s why the saying “Do not buy meat, if you do not know where it comes from.” According to the dissidents of that period, people are often looking for orphaned children who are begging to ent bus and train stations to izdrogirali them and then took them home, and we can only guess what happened to them.
1. Death camps
To date, very few people managed to escape from the camp of North Korea and tell a story about them . Known case of a person who has escaped and the labor camp under the number 14 , which is believed to be the most brutal labor camp in the country, exclusively reserved for the most serious political offenders . This is Shin Dong Hjuk , whose story is described in incredible book, ” Escape from Camp 14 .” Sheen was born in the camp , as his uncle had deserted the army and fled to South Korea . When he was 14 , his mother and brother tried to escape , and when they caught Sheen was taken to an underground torture chamber – ” jail within the jail .” According to his story , he was hanged upside down to the ceiling , attached metal fittings which were his ankles , while the guards questioned about pukus escape his mother. When that failed , he hung so that his body was in a ” U”, and he was lowered slowly over the metal container filled with hot coals . Hook has been nailed to the stomach to prevent him from moving , while the skin of his back pain worse.
Between interviews , throwing him into a small concrete cell where the lights burning 24 hours a day, while at the back a serious infection. While in the cell , Shin could hear constant screams of other prisoners being tortured , and he said that there were hundreds of people have gone through it . While there, he spent seven months and he is the only person who was able to tell what he’s been through in the camp. Sheen was released just in time to attend the death penalty, mother and brother.