1.The law regarding haircuts.
In 2016, North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un
decided that he was going to limit the way that people of North Korea could wear their hair.
He decided that there would only be 28 approved hairstyles allowed in North Korea.
10 for the men and 18 for the women.
One of the styles that are banned by Jong Un is spiked hair.
The strangest and most unfair thing about this law is
that Kim Jong Un himself doesn’t follow it.
His hairstyle is actually not on the list.
2.The government decides who lives in the capital.
If you live in America and you want to live in the nation’s capital,
you would need to pack up, find a place and move in.
It is not that simple in North Korea.
If you want to live in Pyongyang,
you need to have permission from the government first.
The capital city is reserved for the people
who are the most successful and the most loyal.
If you don’t fall into either of these categories and you want to live in the capital,
you are out of luck.
3.Everyone must vote.
The law in North Korea states that everyone must vote.
The only thing about that is there is never anyone running against Kim and his family.
Most people are afraid to.
North Korea is known as the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea,
however, the people don’t get much democracy.
Nor is it actually a republic.
There’s been a time or two that Kim and his family had someone running against them.
However, these were political actors who are been paid to lose.
4.Your television watching is controlled.
If you are living in North Korea, you cannot turn on the television
and watch Game of Thrones, the Walking Dead or Keeping Up with the Kardashians.
You cannot even keep up on current fairs around the world.
In North Korea, you have a choice of three television stations
and each of them is strictly controlled by the government.
If you are going to be in North Korea, you can expect to watch nothing but propaganda,
and don’t even get me started on what they can watch on the Internet.
Imagine, a world where you can’t watch Facts Verse.
How do you survive?
5.It is illegal to own a Bible.
In North Korea, the Holy Bible is considered to be a symbol of Western culture
which is strictly banned in North Korea.
In North Korea, the only god that you are allowed to believe in
is the government and the ruling Kim family.
The government will also lead you to believe that the Kim family has godlike powers.
It is said that last dictator Kim Jong-il
was able to control the weather with his mind.
If you are caught with the Holy Bible in North Korea,
you can be put in jail or even executed.
6.Your family is punished for your crimes.
This isn’t so much a crazy law in North Korea,
it’s more of a barbaric law.
If you are in a prison camp and you try to escape.
your entire bloodline including your grandparents, your parents and your children
would be punished.
This law is in place to keep criminals from attempting to escape.
However, it is considered so barbaric
that the United Nations has debated whether or not
the North Korean government is committing crimes against humanity.
There are rumors of mass starvation and slavery at the prison camps.
Crime, certainly doesn’t pay in North Korea.
7.You have no privacy as a tourist.
If you are planning to visit North Korea,
don’t expect to go anywhere without a chaperone.
Tourists must travel as part of the well-choreographed craft，tightly controlled tour group.
You cannot even leave your hotel room or go outside without a guide with you.
朝鲜政府想让你明白 作为一个游客 你和朝鲜人民一样
North Korea wants you to understand that you have no rights or independence
just like its citizens.
8.Women soldiers have it rough.
Women soldiers must take part in hours of drills in barracks.
Where the conditions are deplorable,
they must always march in perfect formation
by either linking arms or by being tight together by the neck with a rope.
All of the women must have the exact same haircut
and wear matching miniskirts.
They are even subjected to idealogical brainwashing
at a school where they learn English phrases such as “we are killing Americans”.
9.Driving is not allowed for most.
In North Korea, the only people who are allowed to own a car are state officials.
It is estimated that only one to ten people at of every 1000 in North Korea own a car.
The numbers of people that own a car in most other areas of the world are much, much higher.
10.You cannot make an international call.
Calling anyone outside of North Korea could actually get you killed.
In 2007, a man was shot and killed by the government
when he was making international calls while inside of a stadium.
During execution, the people in the stadium began to panic,
and 6 people were crushed to death in the stampede.
The government did not take responsibility for the deaths.
11.Opinions are against the law.
If you have any type of the opinion that goes against regime and Kim’s rulings,
including not liking any of the laws I’ve just mentioned,
you will be sent away to an educational camp.
在那儿 你会被洗脑 被恐吓 被折磨
While there, you will be brainwashed, threatened and tortured.
The hope is that in time you will get over having your own opinion
and you will get in line with the rest.
12.Don’t try leaving the country.
If you live in North Korea, you are forced to stay there for the duration of your life.
Even if you try to take a vacation to South Korea,
you will be hunted down and punished severely.
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Suddenly living in the United States under Donald Trump doesn’t sound all that terrifying.
额 好吧 好吧 还是挺可怕的
OK, yeah, yeah, it does, it still does.