North Korea. One of the few communist nations left on Earth. A brutal dictatorship since the end of World War II, a majority of its people live a life of subjection and serfdom. In fact, the country is practically a prison state, where those who complain about the regime wind up in prisons, with an estimated 250,000 people are said to be imprisoned. Public executions are a common occurrence, as are executions in within the prisons, which range from female prisoners’ infants being killed by the prison guards to individuals and even families being executed in the gas chambers. It is said that 1.5 million have perished within these concentration camps. In addition, another two to three million people have died from a famine during the 1990s- a result of North Korea’s communist policy of Juche (self-sufficiency). And how did North Korea’s government respond to the famine? It set up distribution centers where the people had their choice of brown cakes (made from tree bark extract) or green cakes (which were made from grass).
Of course, these famines and human rights violations have not deterred North Korea’s leadership from having one of the world’s largest militaries, not to mention having nuclear weapons. North Korea has engaged in counterfeiting currency, as well as drug trafficking.
Meanwhile, the Kim Dynasty has managed to out-Stalin Joseph Stalin in terms of developing a cult of personality. In fact, the Kim Dynasty are viewed as gods among the North Koreans (despite the nation being atheist). Statues and paintings of them are everywhere, and the citizens of North Korea have been required to bow down before them. All of the Kims (Kim Il-Sung, Kim Jong-Il, and Kim Jong Un) have ordered purges among government officials, including military leaders. And while the people of North Korea suffer, the Kim Dynasty enjoys the good life: fresh sushi, caviar, cognac, pornography, harems, and parties (which include guests such as Dennis Rodman).
The North Koreans claim there are no cases of the Covid-19 virus (a.k.a. coronavirus) within the nation, but it’s a good bet they are lying.
Recently Kim Jong Un underwent heart surgery, and with his condition being unclear, it appears that his sister Kim Yo Jong will be running the country, and if so, will the first woman to do so. She would also be the first woman to be in charge of a communist regime. Unless her other brother Kim Jong Chol takes over.
Some predict that the days of North Korea’s communist regime might be numbered. Time will tell.