Your chance to ask questions to North Koreans about life growing up in the DPRK
“North Korea draws parallels between the kings of the past and the Kims of the present.”
“Nobody honestly thinks North Korea is the best country in the world. If you live in poverty, how could you?”
“North Korean workers are eager to go to Russia. In North Korea, they’d be working all year long for meager wages.”
“Let alone mosques, there aren’t really any churches, monasteries or temples in North Korea.”
“Smugglers from Hyesan are so good at swimming that they could probably win gold in the Olympics”
"Even holding hands in public — let alone anything like Tinder — is frowned upon as anti-socialist behavior"
"Those with money view those without it as non-human ... They work those beneath them like slaves."
"The World Cup and the Olympics are far beyond the daily concerns of many because they live such harsh lives"
"Regardless of where they're from, people can only move around the country if they possess the relevant documentation"
"North Korea is sealed off from the rest of the world, but defectors are able to make contact"
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