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North Korea publicly executes 80 people, some for watching South Korean dramas
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This is just sad. In one, people including women and children were herded into a stadium and forced to watch eight people die from machine gun fire. If China has any influence over Kim Jong-un they need to exert it.


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Sounds like U.S.A.. This is why I think we should invade U.S.A.. They need democracy over there, badly.

No, but really. How am I supposed to respond to anything North Korea does when nothing ever escapes North Korea? How did you even find these news?
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dankuuwut wrote:

Sounds like U.S.A.. This is why I think we should invade U.S.A.. They need democracy over there, badly.

No, but really. How am I supposed to respond to anything North Korea does when nothing ever escapes North Korea? How did you even find these news?


Lol Invade the US? The only people I feel that have that kinda power is china xD
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dankuuwut wrote:

Sounds like U.S.A.. This is why I think we should invade U.S.A.. They need democracy over there, badly.

No, but really. How am I supposed to respond to anything North Korea does when nothing ever escapes North Korea? How did you even find these news?


Lol Invade the US? The only people I feel that have that kinda power is china xD


be stupid thing to do considering most county locked in trade and over the internet by invading you end up f up your own country because loss trade companies so any the head world powers i don't see them making a move on each other because that reason XD

and TBH i reckon NK would been blow up a long time ago if was not for china saving there ass all time
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This is in a way, a good thing. It shows the thought of North Korea's society is evolving, slowly but surely. You can only repress knowledge of the outside world for so long before things start leaking.
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nvm, got what you were saying now
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BambooSun wrote:

This is just sad. In one, people including women and children were herded into a stadium and forced to watch eight people die from machine gun fire. If China has any influence over Kim Jong-un they need to exert it.




You think China doesn't do public executions? I personally have no problems with executions or public executions, the question for me is why were they executed. If they execute people for watching South Korean dramas then that's terrible, but if someone is guilty of murder, sexually molesting kids, etc., then I have no problems with public executions.
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What's next, NK poisons people for watching anime? But on a serious note, that's really sad. Those poor people.
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It's proof that NK is losing control over its people, and that it never had total control. It's only a matter of time before the government is overthrown in a coup d'etat or revolution.
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dankuuwut wrote:
No, but really. How am I supposed to respond to anything North Korea does when nothing ever escapes North Korea? How did you even find these news?


I am unsure what you are talking about. North Koreans defect to South Korea all the time. Thousands per year really.

Over the years between 100,000-300,000 North Koreans have defected. The number is in question because a large number have to stay in China and China is not a friendly place for North Korean defectors as they will be forcibly repatriated back to North Korea if discovered. And the penalties there are harsh. Unfortunately this also lends itself to human trafficking out of North Korea because the women who are forced into the sex trade have few options since coming out about their treatment will cause them to be sent back to North Korea where they will likely face death in one form or another.

But the idea that nothing escapes North Korea is flawed because defections happen multiple times each day and there is a relatively free flow of information back and forth.

Public executions are not exactly rare in North Korea. These things happen all the time, and not just to lower classes of peasants. In fact a lot of the public ones are of relatively affluent North Koreans (many are rich even by western standards if they are of the elite) as examples. That is, if the State is serious enough to kill one of the privileged, then the State would have no problems killing off the peasants in droves.

Heck, they publicly executed one of Kim Jong-Un's former girlfriends just a few months ago. Allegedly for making pornography and possessing a bible, but while the latter is possible the former is unlikely. More likely they were just tying up loose ends and found a nifty excuse to do so. But that is how the cookie crumbles in North Korea.


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What's next, NK poisons people for watching anime? But on a serious note, that's really sad. Those poor people.


No, you would be shot by firing squad. Or possibly sent to a "reeducation camp" for an indefinite period of hard labor which is really the same as an execution only slower and more painful and a lot more drawn out.

It is not just "Western" film, it is Japanese. The only country North Korea hates more than the US (or rather fears) is Japan. And I am not being facetious here, I am sure North Korea has done it a lot over the years. With the general popularity of Anime, I am sure some of it has leaked to North Korea. So it is likely at least some people had been executed for watching it. But really, getting executed for watching Anime or Desperate Housewives, I am not sure there is much of a difference in the end.

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Just think
if it wasn't for USA we all would be living under regimes like that.

GOD BLESS AMERICA
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I don't even know how I feel about this.
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I wonder if the dramas were any good.
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Don't believe everything you hear. There is a lot of propaganda going around.

And don't be so shocked when you hear horrific stories. There is nothing new under the sun.

And leave North Korea alone. There is no such thing as an innocent person. Every major governmental function requires numerous people cooperating. Do you think one madman can heard 80 men together? No. If any one person in that chain says "no" then the event does not take place. In the end, if the farmers stop farming, the politicians starve. No government can perform any action without at least the passive approval of its people. North Korea wants to be North Korea and half the shit we hear about them is completely made up or way out of context. Let them be.
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