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A blog dedicated to furthering understanding of the Democratic People's Republic of North Korea and offering a look inside the reclusive nation.

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North Koreans beat, stone, and dismember an effigy of South Korean president Lee Myung-bak in this strange unexplained video from Pyongyang.

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theatlantic:

North Korea Thanks Its Schoolchildren For Building Such Nice Rocket Tanks

North Korea’s official propaganda outlet, the Korean Central News Agency, recently declared the state’s appreciation for all those young school kids who “helped” manufacture rocket-shooting tanks for the People’s Army. The announcement, which coincided with a military parade in the country’s second-largest city to show off the vehicles, also thanked the “Democratic Women’s Union”:
Multiple-launch rocket systems “Sonyon-ho” and “Nyomaeng-ho” manufactured with the assistance of school youth and children and members of the Democratic Women’s Union of Korea (DWUK) across the country were presented to units of the Korean People’s Army (KPA) with due ceremony at Hamhung Square in South Hamgyong Province on Thursday to mark the 80th anniversary of the KPA.
Those rockets are associated with their will to remain true to the Party’s Songun revolutionary leadership generation after generation and their patriotic desire to make contributions to bolstering the nation’s defence capability.

Multiple-launch rocket systems (MLRS, in military parlance) are serious pieces of equipment, meant to fire guided or unguided explosives over dozens or miles. That they were apparently built in part by school-aged kids is a reminder that North Korean society is so militarized — and so exploited — that even children are skilled and practiced at constructing sophisticated mechanical and electronic weaponry. That the state would actually boast its use of child labor for building tanks is a reminder of the extent to which military nationalism has twisted North Korean society. 
Read more. [Image: KNCA/Reuters]

theatlantic:

North Korea Thanks Its Schoolchildren For Building Such Nice Rocket Tanks

North Korea’s official propaganda outlet, the Korean Central News Agency, recently declared the state’s appreciation for all those young school kids who “helped” manufacture rocket-shooting tanks for the People’s Army. The announcement, which coincided with a military parade in the country’s second-largest city to show off the vehicles, also thanked the “Democratic Women’s Union”:

Multiple-launch rocket systems “Sonyon-ho” and “Nyomaeng-ho” manufactured with the assistance of school youth and children and members of the Democratic Women’s Union of Korea (DWUK) across the country were presented to units of the Korean People’s Army (KPA) with due ceremony at Hamhung Square in South Hamgyong Province on Thursday to mark the 80th anniversary of the KPA.

Those rockets are associated with their will to remain true to the Party’s Songun revolutionary leadership generation after generation and their patriotic desire to make contributions to bolstering the nation’s defence capability.

Multiple-launch rocket systems (MLRS, in military parlance) are serious pieces of equipment, meant to fire guided or unguided explosives over dozens or miles. That they were apparently built in part by school-aged kids is a reminder that North Korean society is so militarized — and so exploited — that even children are skilled and practiced at constructing sophisticated mechanical and electronic weaponry. That the state would actually boast its use of child labor for building tanks is a reminder of the extent to which military nationalism has twisted North Korean society. 

Read more. [Image: KNCA/Reuters]

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An elaborate mosaic of the Kim family. Kim Il Sung stands with his wife Kim Jong Suk, who is holding a young Kim Jong Il. The family is standing in front of a log cabin on the sacred Mount Paektu, the “official” (according to North Korean propaganda) birthplace of Kim Jong Il. 

An elaborate mosaic of the Kim family. Kim Il Sung stands with his wife Kim Jong Suk, who is holding a young Kim Jong Il. The family is standing in front of a log cabin on the sacred Mount Paektu, the “official” (according to North Korean propaganda) birthplace of Kim Jong Il. 

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North Korea’s National Symphony Orchestra

An excellent informational video about North Korea’s incredibly talented National Symphony Orchestra. Thanks to Tumblr user smilesintherain for letting me know about this incredibly informative channel! :)

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fode-me-agora asked: For some more cinematic information, stimmekoreas on youtube provide some translations for the videos that the DPRK posts on it's national website. They're usually really up to date and give some news on current events of the North. :)

Thank you so much for the tip! I have seen a few propaganda videos recently that didn’t seem to have a translation. I’ll definitely be checking that channel. :)

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A North Korean couple and their young daughter take an outdoor stroll in celebration of National Day on September 9th.

A North Korean couple and their young daughter take an outdoor stroll in celebration of National Day on September 9th.

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A still from North Korean propaganda footage showing Kim Jong Un on horseback.

A still from North Korean propaganda footage showing Kim Jong Un on horseback.