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Interesting facts about North Korea – Tapomania

One of the most known facts about the deceased former leader of North Korea. Kim was reportedly so afraid of flying that the only way he preferred to travel around the country is by train. Ordered 6 armored trains and specially built about 20 different stations. Each train was richly built, with conference rooms, bedrooms, LCD — TV, satellite, telephone lines, and more. In addition, reportedly by air in the train was delivered every day cognac and live lobster, which he ate with silver chopsticks. It can even seem extravagant for a Hollywood star, but keep in mind that this is a country where children grow up eating bark off the trees.

Eccentricities of Kim Jong-Il does not end there. While he was in power, the government released “official biography” of Kim Jong Il, reminding the world that his God-like status. According to this biography, Kim was born on mount. Paektu under a double rainbow, like the sky appeared a new star. He learned to walk at the age of 3 weeks and corrected in his youth, their teachers on the lessons of history. He wrote over 1500 books and is an expert in the field of cinema. He’s won 38 Golf competitions in national Championships, after which he retired from the sport, because it could not be better. He also had the ability to control the weather at will. Obviously, it would be great to have him managing our country, except that he possibly killed his 5-year-old older brother …

This is really one of the most bizarre stories that have reached us from North Korea. In 1978, famed South Korean Director Shin sang-Oki his ex-wife Choi Eun-Hee were kidnapped in Hong Kong and taken to North Korea, on the direct orders of Kim Jong-Il, in order to create the country’s film industry. They again signed a marriage according to his desire and Tyres produced 7 promotional films, while Kim acted as Executive producer. The most famous of these films is Godzilla, prenasanje Pulgasari, in which a tiny doll made of rice turn into a mythical creature that helps the peasants-the proletariat in the overthrow of the feudal monarchy, corrupting their land (in all seriousness). The couple eventually managed to escape after 8 years during a film festival in Vienna.

As strange as it may seem, there are those who fled to North Korea, and even more shocking is that some of them were actually Americans. Since the Korean war, 6 American soldier who voluntarily switched sides and declared their loyalty to North Korea. There are even those who decided to stay in North Korea after staying in camps for prisoners of war. However, one of the most famous of these defectors is James Joseph Dresnok. Private army Dresnok ran through the minefield between North and South Korea in broad daylight in 1962, where he was quickly captured by the valiant North Korean soldiers. He was a regular participant in propaganda films, almost always condemning and denouncing the wickedness of Americans. He still lives there with his third wife and 4 children and claims that he doesn’t regret his decision at all. To what extent is this true or false we cannot say…

As many of you know, North Korea is one of the most militarized countries in the world, but they also have the largest staff of security services, with nearly 180 000 members. Officially called the «SWAT», this highly trained soldiers — deadly warriors. Intelligence agencies are almost always on standby to attack and even conduct regular reconnaissance missions in the South. In 1968, during the so-called «RAID the blue house», a group of 31 people from the 124-th block “Spetsnaz” has entered the territory of South Korea and tried to kill the President of South Korea. They were seen by the boys, collecting firewood, who immediately reported everything to the police. The North Koreans ambushed the army, killing 29 commandos, one was captured, and the remaining one commando is supposed, fled back to the North.

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