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North Korea: A true Dystopia
Transcript of North Korea: A true Dystopia
By Julia Moreno and Simon Nguyen
North Korea is a country located in East Asia, in the northern part of the Korean Peninsula
Form of Government
North Korea is a Communist government that is also ruled from dictatorship
Formed in 1948
What life was like for citizens
Methods of Ruling
To Stay in power, North Korea's government have methods such as:
Having no use of technology that limits their freedom.
Using fear to control people's actions.
Restricting the freedom of press and religion.
-Questioning the rule is a crime, therefore is opposing the government.
-Opposing the government could lead to going to labor camp or execution .
-Inside the camp they have torch tactics such as starvation, lack of medical needs, and tortured by the guards (beating)
Promoting the use of propaganda
When it was first formed, North Korea was ruled by Kim ll-sung from 1948-1994.
Kim ll-sung was known as the "Great Leader" of North Korea.
Kim Jong-il was born on February 16 1941
Took power in 1994
Practiced militarism so he could stay in power.
North Korea's nuclear program and military is developed by Kim Jong-il.
Died in 2011
Born in January 8, 1984
Took power in 2011
Still remains in power today
Daily Life of Citizens
North Koreans live in constant fear because
of the paranoia that anyone could be a spy.
Children are raised to worship their supreme
leader as a "God".
-Families are required to have government-handed portraits of their past leaders.
Jobs have salaries between $1,000-2,000 a year.
Food and clothing are rationed by the government.
Families are only provided with one TV that only has access to one channel.
-People often smuggle dvds and watch up with their windows closed and doors locked as they risk the threat of execution.
Reasons why its a dystopia
Current state is similar to "1984"
Supreme Leader=Big Brother
Citizens have limited freedom
Propaganda of their enemies