During the Korean War, American soldiers asked for mortar shells during a battle which were also known as Tootsie Rolls. The Army actually ended up sending the candy instead.
The Soviet Union originally endorsed Cho Man-sik because of his popularity, as he was famous for resistance against Japan. But because he wasn’t a communist and also a Christian, he fell out of favor and was originally put under arrest in a hotel. Being vocal against the Communists in charge, it’s heavily believed he wasContinue reading “(Not So) Fun Fact: The First Soviet Pick To Lead North Korea”
While gambling is strictly forbidden for citizens in North Korea, the country does have two casinos inside of it. It isn’t technically a contradiction as they are intended for the tourist market of Chinese nationals visiting the country.
For most of its last remaining years of independence, Korea was ruled as the Joseon Kingdom. Confucianism was strictly the state religion with Buddhism being mostly outlawed.
Sweden saw economic opportunities in North Korea during the 1970s. Many Swedish companies exported goods, including one thousand Volvos that were never paid for. The Soviet Union called it the biggest car theft in history.