Things Everyone Should Know About North Korea

Known to most of the world as the "Hermit Kingdom," North Korea is a reclusive and secretive country. Highly distrustful of basically everyone else in the world, poverty and propaganda run rampant among the people (along with an unhealthy nationalistic view).

North Korea has been a mystery to most westerners for many years, and everyone knows to be at least a little bit worried about the nation's young and unstable leader, Kim Jong-Un. Following in his father, Kim Jong-Il's footsteps, Kim Jong-Un's tirades have made headlines around the world, not to mention the testing of ballistic missiles.

Those are all things that people know about this nation. Everyone knows it's run by a young man whose family has been fed anti-western rhetoric since the dawn of this empire. Everyone knows that the country tests ballistic missiles. North Korea is known for being tenacious in its efforts to catch up to the rest of the world on a militaristic scale.

But there has to be more to it, right? There has to be more to a small nation filled with over 24 million people. Well, there is. It's just hard to see past the smokescreen.

So, for everyone out there wondering about this reclusive, secretive, and distrusting nation, we've found some interesting facts. Some of them are interesting, others disheartening, while more still are just a little bit off the wall. How many of these did you know?

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