10 Facts About North Korea You Need to Know

Despite several news pieces and innumerable mention, north Korea remains a mystery to the rest of the world. The country is always in news for its sudden threats and missile launches. Be it South Korea or Japan, neither of the countries can expect what it will do next. Predicting the actions of North Korea might be very difficult but in the meantime, take a look at these 10 facts about North Korea you need to know.

#1. 3 Generation Punishment Rule

If a person commits a crime or violates the law, his/her three generations are affected. The person is sent to a prison camp with his grandparents, parents and children to work with them.

#2. Own Time Zone

Forget GMT or any other standard time zone used in your country. North Korea has its own time zone called Pyongyang Time named after its capital city which is 30 minutes behind Japan and South Korea.

#3. Calendar Year

Their calendars are not based on Christian calender but rather on the date of birth of Kim II-Sung I.e. 15th April 1912.

#4. Hairstyles


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All North Korean men must choose from 10 approved hairstyles which resemble their leaders. Women must choose from 18 approved hairstyles most of which are bob-length resembling his wife’s hairstyle.

#5. Choco Pies

Choco Pies

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Kim Jong-Un banned choco pies in 2014 as they were too popular and he feared they would encourage an uprising. Seeing this, South Korea launched 50 balloons into north Korea carrying choco pies.

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