12 Crazy Laws That Only Exist In North Korea

one.  The law regarding haircuts in 2013 North Korea’s leader Kim jong-un decided that he was going to limit the way that people of North Korea could wear their hair

He decided that there would only be 28 approved hairstyles allowed in North Korea

10 for the men and 18 for the women one of the styles that are banned by zhang eun his spy ter the strangest and most unfair thing about this law is that Kim jong-un himself doesn’t follow it his hairstyle is actually not on the list

number two.

The government decides who lives in the capital if you live in America and you want to live in the nation’s capital you would need to pack up find a place and move in it is not that simple in North Korea

if you want to live in Pyongyang you need to have permission from the government

first the capital city is reserved for the people who are the most successful and the most loyal if you don’t fall into either of these categories and you want to live in the capital you are out of luck

number three.

Everyone must vote the law in North Korea states that everyone must vote the only thing about that is there is never anyone running against Kim and his family most people are afraid to North Korea is known as the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

however the people don’t get much democracy nor is it actually a republic there has been a time or two that Kim and his family had someone running against them however these were just political actors who were being paid to lose

number four.

your television watching is controlled if you’re living in North Korea you cannot turn on the tv and watch Game of Thrones The Walking Dead or Keeping Up with the Kardashians you cannot even keep up on current affairs around the world

in North Korea you have a choice of 3 television stations and each of them is strictly controlled by the government

if you’re going to be in North Korea you can expect to watch nothing but propaganda and don’t even get me started on what they can watch on the Internet imagine a world where you can’t watch facts verse how do you survive

number five.

it is illegal to own a Bible in North Korea the Holy Bible is considered to be a symbol of Western culture which is strictly banned in North Korea

in North Korea the only God that you are allowed to believe in is the government

and the ruling Kim family the government will also lead you to believe that the Kim family has godlike powers it is said that the last dictator Kim Jong Il was able to control the weather with his mind if you’re caught with a Holy Bible in North Korea you can be put in jail or even executed

number six.

Your family is punished for your crimes  This isn’t so much a crazy law in North Korea, it’s more of a barbaric law

if you are in a prison camp and you try to escape your entire bloodline including your grandparents your parents and your children would be punished

this law is in place to keep criminals from attempting to escape however it is considered so barbaric that the United Nations has debated whether or not the North Korean government is committing crimes against humanity

there are rumors of mass starvation and slavery at the prison camps crime certainly doesn’t pay in North Korea

number seven.

You have no privacy as a tourist If you are planning to visit North Korea don’t expect to go anywhere without a chaperone tourists must travel as part of a well choreographed tightly controlled tour group you cannot even leave your hotel room or go outside without a guide with you North Korea wants you to understand that you have no rights or independence just like its citizens

number eight.

Women soldiers have it rough  women soldiers must take part in hours of drills and the barracks where the conditions are deplorable they must always march in perfect formation

by either linking arms or by being tied together by the neck with a rope, all of the women must have the exact same haircut and wear matching miniskirts

they are even subjected to ideological brainwashing at a school where they learn English phrases such as we are killing Americans

number nine.


Driving is not allowed for most in North Korea the only people who are allowed to own a car are state officials

it is estimated that only one to ten people out of every 1000 in North Korea owned a car.

the numbers of people that own a car in most other areas of the world are much much higher

number 10.

You cannot make an international call  Calling anyone outside of North Korea could actually get you killed

in 2007 a man was shot and killed by the government when he was making international calls while inside of a stadium

during the execution the people in the stadium began to panic and six people were crushed to death in the Stampede

the government did not take responsibility for the deaths

number eleven.

Opinions are against the law if you have any type of opinion that goes against the regime and Kim’s rulings including not liking any of the laws I’ve just mentioned, you will be sent away to an educational camp

while there you will be brainwashed threatened and tortured,

the hope is that in time you will get over having your own opinion and you will get in line with the rest

number 12. 

Don’t try leaving the country if you live in North Korea you are forced to stay there for the rest of your life even if you try to take a holiday to South Korea you will be hunted down and punished severely

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