Inside North Korea

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by jamcc » Wed Aug 31, 2011 11:45 pm

Alvin Flummux wrote:If there's one thing dictatorships like NK are great at, it's creating strawberry floating awesome buildings.


You like it? I think it looks horrible.

Does look evil though, so suits NK.
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PostRe: Inside North Korea
by Lotus » Wed Aug 31, 2011 11:46 pm

Some of those photos are really interesting. Must be quite depressing growing up there, but I guess if they don't know any different...
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by Karl » Wed Aug 31, 2011 11:50 pm

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by Trelliz » Thu Sep 01, 2011 7:53 am

That massive building is a hotel that was never finished, and is subsequently shopped out of most official photos of Pyongyang.

It's probably been posted in this thread, but as always cracked.com have a relevant article:

http://www.cracked.com/article_17165_6-reasons-north-korea-funniest-evil-dictatorship-ever.html

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by Preezy » Thu Sep 01, 2011 8:52 am

Hasn't the hotel recently been finished? I mean it's probably never going to even have 2% occupancy, but I'm pretty sure they did finally get it finished.
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by Xeno » Thu Sep 01, 2011 9:13 am

Lotus wrote:Some of those photos are really interesting. Must be quite depressing growing up there, but I guess if they don't know any different...


As far as they are aware the rest of the world is in worse state than them, mass starvation, floods, earthquakes and every other disaster known is happening to the world yet NK seem to be stead fast and livin the dream.
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by Tafdolphin » Thu Sep 01, 2011 9:17 am

Preezy wrote:Hasn't the hotel recently been finished? I mean it's probably never going to even have 2% occupancy, but I'm pretty sure they did finally get it finished.


Apparently an Egyptian telecommunications company financed the completion of the exterior as they want to use it as a broadcast tower. The building itself is said to be structurally unsound due to dodgy materials used back in the 80s so I don't think it'll ever be occupied.
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PostRe: Inside North Korea
by St Nick » Wed Jan 18, 2012 9:28 pm

Anyone seen this propaganda online newspaper from North Korea.

It's good stuff.

http://www.rodong.rep.kp/InterEn/
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by No:1 Final Fantasy Fan » Thu Jan 19, 2012 12:11 am

NickSCFC wrote:http://www.rodong.rep.kp/InterEn/index.php?strPageID=SF01_02_01&newsID=2012-01-16-0013

:lol:

omg. Can't someone just mysteriously fly a fast plane across N.Korea dropping newspapers from the outside world so these poor people aren't lied to any longer.
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by Qikz » Thu Jan 19, 2012 12:19 am

No:1 Final Fantasy Fan wrote:
NickSCFC wrote:http://www.rodong.rep.kp/InterEn/index.php?strPageID=SF01_02_01&newsID=2012-01-16-0013

:lol:

omg. Can't someone just mysteriously fly a fast plane across N.Korea dropping newspapers from the outside world so these poor people aren't lied to any longer.


They already do that. AFAIK anyways.
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PostRe: Inside North Korea
by NickSCFC » Thu Jan 19, 2012 12:26 am

StayDead wrote:
No:1 Final Fantasy Fan wrote:
NickSCFC wrote:http://www.rodong.rep.kp/InterEn/index.php?strPageID=SF01_02_01&newsID=2012-01-16-0013

:lol:

omg. Can't someone just mysteriously fly a fast plane across N.Korea dropping newspapers from the outside world so these poor people aren't lied to any longer.


They already do that. AFAIK anyways.

Yup, they launched balloons full of news and photos of the outside world from across the DMZ the day KJU's succession was announced.

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by Dolph Wiggler » Thu Jan 19, 2012 1:04 am

NickSCFC wrote:
StayDead wrote:
No:1 Final Fantasy Fan wrote:
NickSCFC wrote:http://www.rodong.rep.kp/InterEn/index.php?strPageID=SF01_02_01&newsID=2012-01-16-0013

:lol:

omg. Can't someone just mysteriously fly a fast plane across N.Korea dropping newspapers from the outside world so these poor people aren't lied to any longer.


They already do that. AFAIK anyways.

Yup, they launched balloons full of news and photos of the outside world from across the DMZ the day KJU's succession was announced.


The South Koreans did?
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PostRe: Inside North Korea
by NickSCFC » Tue Apr 11, 2017 1:57 pm

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PostRe: Inside North Korea
by Squinty » Wed Apr 12, 2017 7:10 am

The U.S.A at the end. Amazing.

I watched a documentary on this country last night. I find anything to do with it incredibly fascinating in a grim way. They did a visit to a hospital and spoke to one of the patients, who was quite obviously an actor. Perfectly made up, looked the picture of health, actually spoke a little of the language that the reporters were fluent in. Interviews with ridiculously indoctrinated people. Incredible music playing children who wear creepy smiles.

I don't think you can easily solve this situation. There would be civil unrest if you took out Kim. It showed footage of his father's funeral, where the crowds were absolutely hysterical. Really disturbing footage.
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by degoose » Wed Apr 12, 2017 10:20 am

Squinty wrote:The U.S.A at the end. Amazing.

I watched a documentary on this country last night. I find anything to do with it incredibly fascinating in a grim way. They did a visit to a hospital and spoke to one of the patients, who was quite obviously an actor. Perfectly made up, looked the picture of health, actually spoke a little of the language that the reporters were fluent in. Interviews with ridiculously indoctrinated people. Incredible music playing children who wear creepy smiles.

I don't think you can easily solve this situation. There would be civil unrest if you took out Kim. It showed footage of his father's funeral, where the crowds were absolutely hysterical. Really disturbing footage.

What was the film, it also intrigues me. I watched one on Netflix called The Propaganda Game and there is one other on Netflix i'm going to watch some time soon.
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PostRe: Inside North Korea
by Squinty » Wed Apr 12, 2017 1:26 pm

degoose wrote:What was the film, it also intrigues me. I watched one on Netflix called The Propaganda Game and there is one other on Netflix i'm going to watch some time soon.


Actually just found it on YouTube. I have not watched this one before. You might enjoy it.

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by Lagamorph » Wed Apr 12, 2017 1:38 pm

I remember a documentary a while ago about an eye doctor who went to North Korea and did a few hundred cataract operations in two or three days, pretty much saving the eyesight of every patient. Pretty much none of the patients thanked the doctor, instead they all bowed down to thank a portrait of one of the Kims.
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PostRe: Inside North Korea
by degoose » Wed Apr 12, 2017 1:47 pm

Squinty wrote:
degoose wrote:What was the film, it also intrigues me. I watched one on Netflix called The Propaganda Game and there is one other on Netflix i'm going to watch some time soon.


Actually just found it on YouTube. I have not watched this one before. You might enjoy it.


Cheers Squinty, not seen that one before.
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