25 Everyday Activities That Are Illegal In North Korea

Have you ever wondered what happens behind the North Korean border? It’s one of the most secretive regimes in the world. However, thanks to defectors and spies, we have been able to get at least a small glimpse into daily life within the hermit kingdom of North Korea. These are 25 Everyday Activities That Are Illegal In North Korea.

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International Phone Calls

worldSource: curiosity.com

The punishment for talking to the outside world is death. Several people have been executed for trying to contact their relatives in South Korea.


Having an Opinion

opinionSource: huffintonpost.com

The only opinion you’re allowed to have is the one approved by the government.


Owning an iPhone

iphoneSource: buzzfeed.com

Or an android, or a PC. Basically anything electronic from the west.



musicSource: metro.co.uk

All music must “glorify the regime.” Listening to foreign tunes is grounds for execution.


Taking Down a Propaganda Poster

propagandaSource: curiosity.com

As US student Otto Warmbier found out, messing with state propaganda will get you decades of hard labor.

Photos: Feature Image: pixabay (public domain), 25-22. pixabay (public domain), 21. Mark Fahey from Sydney, Australia, North Korean propaganda (1)CC BY 2.0, 20-16. pixabay (public domain), 15. Acid the meme machineTopsecretsidebarCC BY-SA 4.0, 14-11. pixabay (public domain), 10. Kristoferb at English WikipediaPyongyang parkCC BY-SA 3.0, 9-1. pixabay (public domain)

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