Here are some amazing facts about North Korea!
10. They are distributed by the government. One can’t even choose to move from the countryside to Pyongyang. This privilege can only be honored. However, on the black market, an apartment can be purchased for $70,000-90,00.
9. North Koreans have their own Calendar which is based on KIM-II Sung‘s birth date, 15th April 1912.
8. There exists a three-generation punishment rule which says that if a crime is committed by a citizen, their entire family gets affected. Not only the person get punished, but the grandparents and children are also sent to prison camp to work with them.
7. It is not at all true that North Koreans must abide against a specific number of hairstyles. However, they do have other rules such as men are expected to have short hair. Growing your hair long, growing a beard, or having stubble on your face is viewed as being lazy. There are different styles of short hairstyles, mainly 28, that one can refer to!
6. North Koreans have their own rules for basketball. The North Korean basketball rules say that slam dunks are worth three points, and field goals in the final three minutes of the game are worth eight points, which is quite different from the normal two pointer system.
5. Blue jeans are banned in North Korea. It is seen as a symbol of the US imperialism and is hence, banned. Although, tourists usually wear them unless they are visiting the Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il memorial.
4. Kim Jong-il’s body is preserved in a glass tomb for anyone, including outside tourists, to see.
3. North Korea is one of the leading exporters of seafood, which accounts for 60% of its total exports. Another interesting fact about North Korea’s export includes that you can order any monumental art, tapestry or painting from the Mansudae Art Studio!
2. North Korea is home to the world’s largest stadium. The Rungrado May Day Stadium in Pyongyang, North Korea, is the world’s largest stadium with a seating capacity of 114,000!
1. North Korea has a compulsory military service for both men and women. Males over the age of 18 must serve the army for 10 years! However, for women, the term is a little shorter : from graduation till the age of 23. You would be shocked to know that North Korea has a military personnel of about 1 million people, which is the fourth largest in the worl!
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