Many believe that Mesopotamia was the world’s first official civilization, which existed over 10,000 years ago, and since then, the world has seen the rise and fall of countless other nations, primarily due to war, disease and famine. Over the course of so many centuries, civilization has evolved multiple times, to the point that empires rose and spread their influence across the globe, and such expansion was directly responsible for the creation of the countries that exist today. There are currently 196 countries in the world, and despite several ongoing conflicts, most of these countries are democratic in nature, and the citizens enjoy primarily happy and peaceful lives.
There are some countries though, which are governed by terrible and even ruthless leaders. One of these countries is North Korea, which is deservedly viewed as one of the worst countries in the world. Ever since 1945, North Korea has been ruled over by the Kim family dynasty, which was originally founded by Kim Il-Sung, and is now in the hands of his grandson Kim Jong-Un. The country is known for being isolationist, as it is virtually cut off from the rest of the world due to its totalitarian ideology and a variety of crippling economic sanctions. Because the country is so isolated, its citizens have had to suffer through imposed poverty and minor famine.
Since North Korean citizens have no connection to the outside world, they are basically brainwashed, and have no idea that the outlandish claims made by their leaders are absolute lies. And it is comical what these so-called leaders claim to be true. Here are 15 of the most shocking, bold and unreal claims made by North Korea.
15 Kim Jong-Il Was The World’s Best Golfer And Bowler
14 It's The Year 105
13 Kim Jong-Il Was Incredibly Gifted
12 The Country Has A Fair Criminal Justice System
11 The Country Has A Literacy Rate Of 100%
10 The Rest Of The World Loves North Korea!
9 Their Leader Had A Miraculous Birth
8 Their Leader Cured Dwarfism
7 The Country’s Elections Are Democratic
6 Kim Jong-Il Invented The Hamburger
5 Kim Jong-Il Was Magical
4 Kim Jong-Il Was A Fashion Icon
3 The Korean War Was Started By The USA
2 There Is No Need For Internet Access
1 Life In North Korea Is Great!
We only live once, which is why every single human being on the planet wants to live a life which is filled with peace and happiness, and for most of us who live in the Western World, we are fortunate to have such an opportunity. In some countries though, people are not afforded this chance, and North Korea, no matter what they say, is one of these countries, because their citizens are forced to live in poverty and malnutrition. For starters, about 200,000 North Koreans are currently suffering in prison work camps, while about half of the overall population live in extreme poverty due to all the sanctions and embargoes imposed on the country. People are even expected to offer their own feces to provide fertilizer for crops which are mostly distributed to the capital of Pyongyang, a city in which only the most loyal are allowed to live in. North Korea may make the claim that their citizens are the happiest and most well-off in the world, but based on some of the things mentioned on this list, life in the country is indeed terrible.
Sources: HuffingtonPost, BuzzFeed
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