Juche ideology: about the peculiarities of life in North Korea

The DPRK is a rogue country, where children from the first grade are taught the Juche ideology, which promotes revolutionary ideas and also recognizes the right of the North Korean leader to sole and unlimited power in the country.

If we consider the semantics of the word “Juche”, where “chu” means “master”, and “chhe” means “body”, “essence”, “nature”, then the meaning of this ideology should be that a person should be the master of his body and the entire surrounding world. However, this is not about the DPRK.

There is not much information about how people live in North Korea because the country is completely closed from the outside world. The so-called Internet in the DPRK consists of several thousand carefully selected internal sites. And even then, the Network is available only in large cities, and North Koreans don’t even know about the concept of Wi-Fi.

Meanwhile, something is still known about the life of North Koreans, and it looks disappointing.

So, today, 40% of the population of this country needs humanitarian assistance. The situation with food shortages has worsened greatly during the coronavirus pandemic and has still not returned to normal, if it can even be called “normal.”

The unprivileged sections of the population of the DPRK are experiencing an acute shortage of protein, as they eat artificial meat made from processed soybeans. As a result, preschool children in North Korea are 13 cm shorter and 7 kg lighter than their South Korean peers.

Apartments in the DPRK are distributed free of charge. However, most high-rise buildings do not have hot water, and elevators only operate during rush hour. What can we say, if electricity is available mainly to residents of large cities.

Regarding cars, it is almost impossible for ordinary citizens to become its owner. Actually, the North Korean authorities don’t bother with roads either. Only 3% of them are paved. Therefore, the main means of transportation is a bicycle.

Naturally, there is no such thing as fashion in the DPRK. You can't even find regular jeans in this country.

However, the wives of the elite often appear in public in ready-to-wear clothing. But apparently they can. And this is at a time when most of the population survives by eating algae.

It is worth noting that the birth rate in the DPRK is much higher than in the Republic of Korea. However, the mortality rate in North Korea is several times higher than that of its southern neighbors.

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  1. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 7 January 2024 10: 10
    There were also photos from there.
    Hard workers - in black. Military officers - white and gold. Kim is sleek and fat, in a fashionable, expensive suit.
    Everyone smiles and claps at him.

    Something familiar... And the interview with Kadyrov’s son reminds me... and photos from there...
  2. new.ad Offline new.ad
    new.ad (Alexander) 7 January 2024 10: 12
    Hard. It’s not pleasant that Russia didn’t really help them, but it did help
    the collective West, spitting on Russia. All the Europeans had to do was show a beautiful lifestyle to advertise their economy.
  3. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
    steelmaker 7 January 2024 10: 54
    and also recognizing the right of the North Korean leader to sole and unlimited power in the country.

    Smiled. As for the economy, Russia itself contributes to this. She's strangling herself. They would trade as with China, in the DPRK and live as in China. What does the author want to prove to us? What if the DPRK marched under a white flag, they would live well? Are our roads in order and are we all provided with gas? It is called:

    We don’t notice the beam in our own eye.

    Kim would like our capabilities.....!!!
  4. sannyhome Offline sannyhome
    sannyhome 7 January 2024 11: 05
    It is not clear why the Russian Federation does not take advantage of the situation? Buy shells with food. Why sell grain for candy wrappers that remain on frozen accounts? Why play for charity? When is there a weapons manufacturing country willing to receive payment in kind for food and medical care?
  5. Flight Offline Flight
    Flight (Von) 7 January 2024 11: 08
    Some kind of pro-liberal article. If they give out apartments for free, then there is no water or the elevators don’t work.
    It’s as if they went to the holy 90’s. In Georgia, elevators are paid, this is fun...
  6. alexandre II Offline alexandre II
    alexandre II (Alexander) 7 January 2024 15: 12
    The DPRK is a rogue country............ the author is you who think so, and the corrupt elite you are echoing believes that the Russian leadership betrayed the Koreans, and there is no need to write nonsense about the polished leaders of Korea, as if in Russia's leaders are wearing bast shoes and are starving, and the people are fed up... At least Korea is ready to come to the rescue, and your West, which has had its ass licked for several decades, is currently killing the sons of Russia
    1. Alex Pan Offline Alex Pan
      Alex Pan (Alex Pan) 27 January 2024 21: 30
      so it’s interesting - there is no author. And if there is no author, then the article is editorial.
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  9. Hiker Offline Hiker
    Hiker (Dmitriy) 8 January 2024 20: 24
    Strange accents in the article.
    Each nation chooses its own path and lives according to its own way of life.

    No one is embarrassed by Sharia law and executions in the UAE.
    An elite woman rides around, celebrates, and next to them heads are cut off and this does not bother anyone.

    It should be welcomed that the Koreans have at least some kind of ideology.
    And it’s not quite as bad as it’s exaggeratedly written here.

    Look at Africa and compare it with North Korea.
    Where is better?
    Probably there is no ideology or technology at all...
    Is not it?

    No fashion? Is there fashion in Russia?
    Don’t even answer, so as not to make people laugh and not look back at some...
    Who wrote all this?
    1. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
      steelmaker 8 January 2024 21: 38
      Each nation chooses its own path and lives according to its own way of life.

      The people voted for the USSR in the referendum and who stopped it? The people are against migrants and the authorities listened to the people. Should you give more examples or do you already understand? Everything depends on the authorities, and the people may agree or disagree. If you agree, everything is clear, but if you don’t agree, we wait until the lower classes don’t want it, and the upper classes cannot live in the old way.
      1. Hiker Offline Hiker
        Hiker (Dmitriy) 8 January 2024 22: 37
        You're wrong, steelworker...
        I will repeat and remember.
        Time doesn't matter.
        And there have always been and will be Pharaohs and pyramid builders.
        Throw out of your head General prosperity for billions, democracy and all nonsense.
        Any government is an organized crime group.
        And you are in any of this system.
        Or a screw or a fallen out part of a mechanism.

        But even if you become a hermit, you will need any, even the worst dictatorship, like water.
        At least to buy matches or salt.
        And you will come and ask.
        1. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
          steelmaker 9 January 2024 09: 42
          Any power is an organized crime group

          Why then blame all the “jambs” on the people? There is nothing to say about the USSR referendum. I changed my shoes right away!
          1. Nelton Offline Nelton
            Nelton (Oleg) 9 January 2024 10: 26
            Quote: steel maker
            there is nothing to say about the USSR referendum

            If you really want to talk about a referendum in the USSR, then in 6 republics it was not held at all
            (tribaltic, Moldova, Georgia, Armenia).
            In the summer there was a putsch by the State Emergency Committee, which showed everyone that the words about “a renewed federation of equal sovereign republics, in which human rights and freedoms will be fully guaranteed” are worth nothing.

            And in two republics (Ukraine, Azerbaijan) new referendums were held in the fall, in which the people of these republics voted for independence.
            Including Donetsk, Lugansk and Kharkov, and only Crimea - approximately 50/50.

            Accordingly, Kravchuk went to Belovezhskaya Pushcha to formalize the decisions of the referendum and the resolution of the Supreme Council of the Ukrainian SSR, and the opinion of Yeltsin and other steelworkers interested him only insofar.
  10. Vasya_33 Offline Vasya_33
    Vasya_33 8 January 2024 21: 40
    The country is closed, but how did the pandemic get through?
  11. strange guest Offline strange guest
    strange guest (Strange Guest) 9 January 2024 00: 12
    The contrast, of course, is wild - between the South and the North. One people, one land... and such a difference.
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