Only about 26% of North Korea actually has power and for the lucky few who do have it in the country, they do not have access to it 24/7 as it is often cut off at certain times.
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Fun Fact: The Importance of the Lotus to East Asia
Korea, China, and Japan have all had festivals honoring the lotus flower.
(Not So) Fun Fact: Bodo League Massacre
The Bodo League massacre was a large amount of executions committed by South Korea during the Korean War on the orders of their president. Over 100,000 people were killed for being suspected communists or sympathizers. It’s very likely that the majority of these people had actually no connections to communists. The South Korean government tried…
Fun Fact: The Importance of Pyongyang To Korean History
Pyongyang, North Korea was once the capital of two ancient Korean kingdoms, Gojoseon and Goguryeo. The city was mostly destroyed twice, first during the First Sino-Japanese War and later during the Korean War.
Fun Fact: Founder of Hyundai
Chung Ju-Yung was born in a poor farming family during the days that Japan ruled Korea. Growing up in what is now in North Korea, he escaped his father’s farm on multiple occasions. After Korea was liberated by the Allied powers from Japan, he truly started his automobile company and eventually became the richest man…