In North Korea, a place which is considered to be the most restricted country in the world, there are lots laws and features that are established by its totalitarian government. We all should be thankful that we do not live there and that we can use the Internet, choose hairstyles, and travel freely.
1. In North Korea there are only three TV channels.
We can watch hundreds of TV channels relaxing in our comfortable sofas. However, people in North Korea have only three channels which they can watch as they have no other choice. Everything that is broadcast via TV is controlled by the government.
2. Punishment of three generations
If you commit a crime in North Korea, not only you will be punished, but also your family – your parents, grandparents, and your children. This law was created in order to people not run away from prisons.
3. All men and women can wear only 28 hairstyles approved by the government
You, everything is like this. The North Korean government approved 28 hairstyles that people can choose from. Other options are not available. The law was passed by Kim Jong-un in 2013. He did not include his own hairstyle in the list as he wanted to have it unique.
4. The country has its own basketball rules
They have changed the whole game, because – why not? For example, slam dunk gives 3 points, but not 2 as it should be.
5. In order to live in the capital, you need to get an official permission
Kim Jong-un wants only the most successful and influential people to live in Pyongyang. You need to have a direct permission for living there.
6. Parents have to buy desks, chairs and construction materials for school
Pupils should pay themselves for their desks and chairs! School fee does not cover furniture, so parents have to provide it for their children.
7. It is illegal to have a Bible
In North Korea a Bible is a symbol of western culture. It can change people believes and, therefore, it is forbidden to have it. One Christian who was spreading the book there was arrested and executed.