Cultures around the world are divide by their distinctive characteristic of people, and how people interact within their society. Most cultures are driven by the way their environment has been set for them. Many of cultures have to adapt to the way their environment are due to the conditions that are set for them and the amount of resources that they are provided. The biggest drive for culture are the historical custom. Most countries continue to carry their ancestor custom so that the tradition may stay with them throughout their years, in which making other countries distinctive from one another. One of the particular country that will be discuss in this report is North Korea. In this report, I will be discussing the North Korean culture, with describing their living condition in the country, common issues that they face with on a daily bases, and common threat that they pose on other countries.
In North Korea all aspects of life are ruled by the government, which essentially takes away human rights. North Koreans, rich or poor have this idea put into their head that their dictator is a supreme god. If someone had the idea of not worshiping the supreme leader in public, they would be sent to a labor camp. North Koreans who try to leave North Korea without permission may be shot on the spot or sent to a labor camp where they may never be released. In every house, no matter where you lived, there is a picture of the supreme leader that you pray to every day. When the supreme leader of North Korea, Kim Jong II, died recently, on December 17th 2011, there was a parade held that had mourners when the casket passed by. As the Supreme Leader’s casket passed by , the mourners were observed to see if they were actually crying. If they didn’t seem like they were sad enough they were sent to prison camps along with other North Koreans that didn’t join the parade. At these Labor camps imprisoned North Koreans are taught how important is to worship the supreme leader and sometimes kept there with their families for as long as they live.
North Korea, formally known as the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea (DPRK), is a relic of the Cold War and the world’s last remaining totalitarian Stalinist dictatorship. Arguably the most secretive state in the world, North Korea poses a unique set of challenges to the world, especially to its democratic and capitalist neighbor, South Korea, formally known as the Republic of Korea (ROK). As one of the last remnants of the Cold War era, North Korea remains an anomaly of the international system due to its unpredictable nature and disregard for international norms. With the recent bombardment of the South Korean Island of Yeongpyong and the sinking of the warship Cheonan, tensions between the two Koreas are at the lowest point since
The North Korean Government has listed 24 articles under the Fundamental Rights and Duties of Korean citizens (Articles 62-86). (Helpline Law.)
There is even an existing demilitarized zone separating North and South Korea. Both governments are strict and allow no exceptions. How controlling the governments are especially affects the state of the people. Another comparison between North Korea and the place in Anthem is the state of the people.
Since 1948, North Korea has become renowned as being a nation that is closed off to any foreign influence. Wanting to cultivate the communist government’s ideology in it’s people, involvement in foreign influence has been strictly prohibited, to the point offenders either being sentenced to a heavy labor camp or punished by death (For Dummies). Now, under the rule of the current Supreme Leader, Kim Jong-un, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea has slowly begun to loosen its grip on its strict no foreigner policy. While it is highly unadvised by the American government to visit the communist nation, if one desires to go, it is now possible to do so under austere touring perimeters implemented by the North Korean government (Cripps). More
I have never heard of the Mass Games the North Koreans put on until watching these videos. It was interesting to watch the amount of effort and dedication the North Koreans placed on making these games perfect. You could see that culture played a significant role for the gymnasts who were chosen to participate in these games. Leake & Black (2005) states that culture is values and behaviors that are shared by the same social group for generations (p. 17). From birth, these young ladies have been raised collectivistic culture, within this culture there primary purpose is passion and devotion for their leader, the General. For the gymnasts there motivation is to perform their best and hopefully be seen by the General.
Understanding how North Korea as a country defines itself in a changing world. Where do they derive their customs and practices, political standings and military power? Define North Korea’s history leading into the modern age and define its culture and characteristics and how they interact with the world today. Understanding a subject as broad as the term culture begins where the culture began with the birth of civilization and the people that influenced it. There are many factors that play a role in the shaping of a nation none so much as turmoil and conflict and the Korean peninsula saw its fair share for the better part of a millennia. A complete statistical breakdown of North Korea shows a struggling nation that strongly depends on
In February 2018, the world witnessed history as North and South Korea, for the first time, competed as “Korea.”
North Korea is a harsh country to live in. It is very difficult to live in North Korea because health concerns are very high, there is barely any freedom, and schools there are very different than the United States. Health concerns are very high because North Korea can't even pay for enough food for their people so they start getting sick (¨Liberty in North Korea¨). There are a lot of poor people their so they can’t pay for medicine to make them feel better (¨Liberty in North Korea¨). After you finish your school year you still would have to work for the state during the summer (The World Book Encyclopedia 2006). Once you get in North Korea you can never come out. Which is unfair for all the people their that want to travel the world.
Ever since the triumph of the Korean table tennis team in 1991, there has been no recorded co-existence between both Korean governments. It seems that in the race for the race of independence, we have failed to evaluate our stand in the international community as a well-developed country. However, we have not always been two different countries looking back at history. Today, I stand before you not as President of the Republic of Korea but as an ambassador for the Winter Olympic Games 2018. The Olympic Committee should be for the proposal on North Korea with South Korea Hockey Women's Team because we stand a great chance at ending the nuclear threat with the power of unity. In the light that our neighbors are posing a war threat, this will be a diplomatic breakthrough in the standoff over North Korea’s nuclear and missile program, it also eases public concerns the North might upstage the Games with yet another weapons test.
North Korea appears on the international stage as a country existing beyond the world we all know. It isolates its citizens from the rest of international community and does not obey any rules determined by international law, but requires respect and recognition. Moreover, North Korea is one of the countries that remains aggressive towards its neighbors and applies various terrorist techniques, i.e. illegal contraband, political terror and mass abductions of other countries’ citizens in its foreign policy. The reasons for which the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) behaves so unpredictably and irrationally are diversified. First of all, the DPRK as a country is managed very irrationally – regimes of Kim Il-sung and
This article deals with the United States and its attempts to deal with the dangerous matters of North Korea. Some of the problems that were brought up in this article were North Korea’s plan to restart a plutonium based nuclear program at Yongbyon, North Korea’s plan to build a new highly enriched uranium (HEU) nuclear program, and the tension that emerged between the United States and South Korea. Even though many problems were occurring, there were some positive things that were happening at the time. The United States began negotiating with North Korea and South Korea about establishing railroad links, demining portions of the demilitarized zone, allowing athletes to compete in the Asian games, and allowing abductees to visit Japan.
Given the poor state of the nation's economy, North Korea's government has to rely upon the cult of personality in order to keep the population in check. Most art in the country venerates, either directly or indirectly, the 'great leader' Kim il-Sung or his successor, the current North Korean leader Kim Jong-il. Among the population, there is a strong level of belief in such apparent absurdities as the idea that Kim il-Sung created the entire world, or that Kim Jong-il controls the weather (Martin, 2004).