May 23, 2024
Analysis

The cruel tales and emotional exhibitionalism of North Korean children’s shows

Programs teach kids to hate and fear the outside world while promoting the virtues of dying for one's country

The North Korean system strives to mold people throughout their life, and those efforts begin from the cradle.

Beyond just bringing up children as smart, hard-working members of society, DPRK education seeks to inculcate specific ideological values — hate the Americans and Japanese, worship the leaders and socialist collectivism.

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