Childhood in the fields
North Korea cannot boast of many friends outside of the country. Majority of countries superimposed embargoes against Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, annexing the USA. It makes the country depended upon the feasibility and resources that they have within its borders. That's way many kids are to work really hard in the fields and other places. These children are not even paid for the work they do! This is not work for small kids, it is almost slavery. These kids are divested of normal childhood by strict rules and norms. Sometimes they are even taken away of schools and disposed on fields to make up for mistakes of past leaders. Children at the age of 5 years are to work in the hot sun, carrying heavy staff and are forced in dangerous scenarios. Although at first glance the above picture shows nothing terrible, but however it looks miserably. Especially when you gasp that the future of these poor kids will take place on the same fields.
Nothing to buy in the store
As North Korea is lack of resources that they have admission to the country , majority of the greengrocer's, unfortunately, sit with almost empty shelves. There are just two stores with greengrocery in Pyongyang, the country's capital that are the main source for people to buy fruits and vegetables. Glance only at empty shelves you may realize the crisis that the country with 20 million citizens are in. There are only some bruised fruit and miserable plastic bags of something strange on the shelf. Those possibilities are not enough to assure proper and carefree living of the people in the country. That's way all people that work hard are not able to afford acquiring the greengrocery of high quality to provide getting enough vitamins and minerals. Such nutrition cannot ensure appropriate health and ability to work. A photograph must have been very careful to take such a photo that North Korea would never ever want to see.
Danger in daily work
A lot of people sometimes prefer to ignore the safety rules in their workplace. In particular, this appertains to workers in the construction sector, who sometimes cannot put on too large and uncomfortable helmets or forget to take gloves or goggles. All this seems unimportant, but the constant ignoring of those safety rules, increase the possibility to do harm not only for yourself, but also for those around you. The photo below clearly shows how the security rules operate in North Korea. Builders in this country are working in very dangerous conditions, and even the easiest means of ensuring their safety often lead to injuries. The photo shows that this is nothing more than a simple system of ropes, which warns protect the builder against falling. Although the man is not far from the ground, it is worthwhile to realize that in order to repair the whole facade of the building he must in the same way rise to any kinds of a greater height. In North Korea it is nonsensical to memorize: no helmets on workers.
This picture was taken in one of Korean restaurant. It clearly shows that television in this country occupies an important role as a mean of propaganda. Residents of Korea can only see films about former leaders of the country that are portrayed as heroes and a sample for worship on TV. There are only three TV channels, one of which does not work at the weekend. The next time you're going to grumble about the shortage of entertaining programs on television, think of people from North Korea who have the opportunity to watch nothing other than constant party of propaganda. The most dangerous in this country are people's ignorance of the realities in which they live. Imagine that you get the opportunity to observe on television only films about Donald Trump in the gender of documentary. Even the most loyal adorers of politics would not stand such programs nay for a week. What we could say about people that are forced to follow this for years. They take the risk to get any kinds of psychological trauma.
Beyond poverty line
This image shows us a woman who is forced to earn money by selling. The authorities of North Korea are very reluctant to share such pictures of the life of citizens. And the more they are unhappy that part of the truth the more photos seep into the Internet and become number one for discussion to mere people from other countries. This greatly undermines their perception about North Korea as a prosperous, rich and successful country, where it is comfortable to live even for poor people. But the realness is that an average citizen has to live for $ 1,500 per year. The size of this income is difficult to convert to the standard of other countries, because with such earnings in developed countries you can remain without food and shelter. People are forced to sell to have a source of additional income, and some families live only with income from sales, which is just over $ 30 a week. If only one person of a family works, then it becomes difficult to survive. Every inhabitants of the country have such lifestyle.
Replacing traditional food - grass
In "The Hermit Kingdom", most citizens do not have a good salary, which can be enough for a regular life. They don't have enough sum of money even for meal. Moreover, the shelves in the shops are often empty and there is not almost anything to buy. Therefore, people in this poor community are forced to look for fount of potluck in the environment that is nearby their homes. For most people, this just means that they will have to eat grass as the basis for their ratio. Even your pets love herb, but they can chew it a bit, and then pass to their habitual feed. That's all because the grass is not the nutritious food, despite its natural origin. Do you think this is the nastiest side of the story about local food? By no means, to grow grass on the meager facilities, it is essentials to use fertilizers based on humus. Local residents give their poop to the relevant agriculture state organizations. In your region, there may be cow's humus, but there human's. Would you like to have something that is expressed on the waste of your neighbor?
Poverty does not concern everyone
As in other countries, in North Korea not every citizens are beyond the poverty line and need means for existence. There is a richer class of people, which can afford much more than ordinary citizens of the country. In this rare picture, a beautiful girl in expensive clothes shifts through the store with the commodity. Her cart is full of different sorts of delicacies and expensive foodstuff, that are not available to the huge part of citizens of this poor country. As a complement to this image, it would be nice to see the house and vehicle of the owner of this beautiful outfit, but in conditions where even this photo may cost the visitor a lot of efforts, this is impossible. If you collate his girl with the poor guy from the previous photo, then the otherness will be visible with the naked eye. Such a big contrast is the usual deal for this country. This is mainly evident from the famous politician Kim Jong-Il, who spent more than 100 000 of American dollars on an expensive luxury Cognac in one year.
Technique as furniture
In this country, a lot of propaganda is aimed for creating a good image for the world sodality. The local government wants to convince everyone that it has modern technical equipment and specialists. Therefore, conductor who guided people with tours around the country showed that there is only a great amount of old computers. But in reality the situation is differ, because they do not have electricity to start working. For the authorities it does not matter that most of the furnishing is in non-operating condition. For them the very fact of its presence is more important. It's not a big surprise for international community that the access to the Internet would permit people to leave behind their strict rules and find out an alternative to the current regime. To modern society, the absence of computers would seem impossible. Gathering of the truthful information about leaders of a country and sharing such information with other users is not an episodic event. But for them it is beyond understanding.
Military without the right to rest
This picture has to really upset the leaders of this country. In North Korea, it is not customary to photograph their soldiers in such a relaxed state or even at all take photo of them. And despite the fact that most of them are heroes of the country, conscientiously perform their service and are in good standing with the government. In this peaceful picture there is nothing wrong. People in the rest countries of the world are sympathetic to this type of recreation and do not see anything wrong in the photo itself. Moreover, some even admire the skill of the photographer, who was able to choose the right time and a beautiful angle, so that in the end a normal and memorable picture was obtained. This photo shows a soldier who made a break during the patrolling of empty city districts. This is quite normal practice, but to the authorities’ opinion, it can give the enemy a false idea that the country's army is weak and vulnerable, since soldiers lie on the grass and rest during the service.
Inaccessible and dangerous transport
This poor nation at the moment has one of the lowest amounts of the cars per person in the world. The number of cars in country is really small due to the deficit of economic ties with other countries. Another reason for the absence of transport for all residents of the North Korea is one of the means for increasing the level of control over people. There is only one million vehicles for 24 million people. It is natural that for large cities a small number of machines is an advantage from an ecological standpoint, for people to breathe more pure air. Nevertheless, for Koreans is not a plus, but a huge minus, because they are made to use emergency, unreliable buses to travel over the town and for long distances. In consequence of the lack of places for transportation, people are forced to exceed the permissible quantity of passengers in the vehicle. Moreover, the time that they could spend on something more important, they spend on endless lines to their emergency bus.
Do not photograph bomb shelters
This is a significant photo for the person who managed to save, this at first sight naive picture. And all because immediately after imprinting this picture with two girls in the subway he was demanded to delete it. Why? Is it really possible to photograph girls from the back in North Korea? Naturally, it is not. The reason was even more strange and unusual. In the Korea it is forbidden to take pictures of the subway, since these are bombproof shelters. The government believes that such a photo is equivalent to issuing a serious military secret and therefore prevents by taking away these photos. At the same time, there are no signs in the metro that may indicate an increased level of secrecy of the object. It's just a public place. If the country is so concerned about the issue of military secrets, why not equip the citizens with good secret shelters, access to which will be strictly controlled? By the way, a travel to the subway costs less than one dollar, but with a low level of revenues this mode of transport has no chance of becoming the most common.
Highway - playground for the little kids
In one of the previous descriptions, it has already been recollected that in Korea there are critically low number of cars. It is important to add the information by the circumstance that the inmates impart all the efficient equipment with the military. Naturally, the number of vehicles per ordinary citizens is much less than that that for the military sector. This makes a situation in which single cars drive through empty streets. This image clearly demonstrates what gender of traffic currently occurs in Korea. Here on one wide street, designed for a huge amount of cars, quietly some children are playing. They are not followed by parents who are occupied by their own affairs. Is it likely to believe that Koreans will ever be able to own cars and great roads of high quality won't be empty? Naturally, yes. I would like to hope for it. And under such circumstances every driver should be more careful with kids, as they can run out onto the highway at the most inopportune moment.
Army without transport
Try to imagine a routine situation: you drive a car, and on the highroad is a person who waits for a passing car and by sign asking you to stop. Would you stop the car if you find out that a person who requires a service is your military compatriot? Many would simply drive the car further, not suspecting the true purpose of their potential companion. When the situation with cars in the country is critical and soldier does not have the chance to get to the destination with the help of its own means of transport, then the affairs of simple people at that time changes, it means that there it's much more difficult to ignore people in form, even if the level of credence to them is really low. The head of the nation would be horrified that someone looks at their army from such an unattractive point of view. So, the soldier who is having rest shows all the weakness and lack of willingness and transportation. Is this a normal phenomenon there? Above these leaders is definitely worth thinking about at leisure.
Why is the electricity cut off in the country?
For North Korea, power outages are the norm. Every time when the electricity comes to an end the authorities of the country blame other countries that imposed the economic embargo, including the USA. The best way is to justify yourself in face of your own citizens and make an enemy from another state, in this case the United States. Loyalty to the local authorities is created in the same way, because if it is good and does everything for its citizens, why should it be suspected and disliked? Even if trade affairs with the state would be resumed or not, this would not in any way affect the power outages within the country. Permanent darkness occurs due to old equipment, weather conditions, breakdowns and many other reasons. This photo demonstrates the inability to maintain a permanent power providing in the network, even in the Art Gallery, which is the central cultural sightseeing of the capital.
Disenfranchised people, poor country
The inmates of this country are accurately the same people as we are. The only difference between us and them is that we were lucky to be born in a free nation. In our free states, citizens also do not have all the rights that they should have. In spite of this, even the very fact that we are given the possibility to spread such lists of pictures like in this article may mean that we have much more freedom within the state than Koreans have. This picture is quite an important propaganda mean for the authorities of North Korea, because there is an idyllic picture in their mind: many soldiers and a little amount of civilians who are resting. Only elected and military people can enjoy the entertainment and rejoice art created in much more limited circumstances than is customary in free countries. These photos indicate real lifestyle in "The Hermit Kingdom" where propaganda and strict rules are used to keep society in submission and make it loyal to power.