Shocking facts you didn't know about the infamous country of North Korea

In North Korea, the constitution provides for freedom of the press, but in fact the government prohibits these rights. According to the Repo...

In North Korea, the constitution provides for freedom of the press, but in fact the government prohibits these rights. According to the Reporters Without Borders 2010 report, press freedom in North Korea ranked 177th out of 178, there is no openness to foreign media in North Korea. The only thing that the government allows there is related to the leader's activities. As for news that covers economic and political problems, it is not prohibited. In this article, we present to you, dear followers of the "Arab Video" website, facts that you did not know about North Korea:

 28 types of haircuts allowed

This means that the people of North Korea can choose a haircut from only 28 stories allowed in Korea, 10 of them are for men and 18 for women. She is not allowed to grow her hair like single women, as well as men. There are laws that oblige their children and youth to have a hair length of only 5 cm - two inches - as for the elderly among them, they are allowed 5 cm - 3 inches.


$ 1.2 million to spend on henisei wine

Kim Jong Il is said to spend $ 1.2 million annually on Hinisai wine and the average annual income per person in Korea ranges between $ 1000-2000. 6 million people in Korea suffer from chronic malnutrition and are starving while their dear leader spends $ 1.2 million annually on alcohol alone.


Obsessed with movies

Believe it or not, Kim Jong Il is a movie freak, his favorite movies are Rambo, Godzilla, Eternal Hug of Love and Friday the Thirteenth and forced famous South Korean actors to make films about the country for a full 9 years.



North Korea is, in fact, the same size as the US state of Pennsylvania, at about 120,538 square kilometers.


Fifth most powerful army

North Korea spends about 25% of its national income on military expenditures, and it is the fifth army in force in the world after China, India, Russia, the United States of America, according to Time magazine, and it is said that they have 2 million main soldiers in the army, while the United States has 1.3 million. Note that it did not enter the 2015 classification of the armies, which depends on the size of military equipment, such as tanks, aircraft ... etc.


Two inches shorter

The average height of South Korean men is about 7'5 "while North Korean men are 5'5 and also women in South Korea are 2'5, while in North Korea their height is only 0'5.


Marijuana is legal

Marijuana is 100% legal in North Korea. It is not even considered a drug. It is defined as something similar to tobacco and very popular among North Korean soldiers as cigarettes to them.


USS Pueblo

North Korea is the only country that has successfully captured a US Navy ship. It is on display in Pyongyang and North Korea is considered a tourist destination for this reason, as this indicates the strength of North Korean forces.

Different calendar from the world

In North Korea, they are not in 2016, they are in the 104th year, as the birth of the leader Kim Il-sung is the beginning of time in North Korea, which was on April 15, 1912.


Not a communist

Officially, North Korea now is not a communist country. The state’s methodology now depends on Cushitic or Kimilosungism, and these approaches depend on self-reliance and sufficiency.


Tallest hotel

Since 1987, Korea started building the Rayojeong Hotel, which will become the tallest hotel in the world upon completion, and is now mostly empty with 105 floors. Construction began in 1987, but completion stopped when communism ended and the Soviet Union stopped its funding for North Korea in 1992, and until now the Dubai Marriott Marquis Hotel is still the longest in the world with 77 floors.


The largest stadium

Rangardo Mayday is the largest stadium in the world in the town of Beojeong, North Korea, and is the home of the Korean People's Democratic team.



North Korea has about 100% of its citizens literate and not illiterate, compared to 99% in the United States.



North Korean scientists claim to have discovered a rhinoceros that King Tumjeong rode 2,000 years ago.



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