North Korea (Hell On Earth).How is this so?
          North Korea (Hell On Earth)


The totalitarian nation of North Korea, ruled by its supreme leader Kim Jong Un, has unusual laws such as ban on listening to foreign music, wearing jeans, or women driving, that may lead to one’s execution.
 
    20 Weird Laws of North Korea..


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Listening to foreign music or watching films in a foreign language are considered criminal activities. In 2015, Kim Jong Un issued a decree to scrap all cassette tapes and CDs which had state-banned songs in order to contain dissent. The sentence depends on the place of origin of the film: someone watching an American movie may be executed, while watching Indian films may lead to imprisonment. Distributing pornography may also lead to the death penalty.
Making international calls is a crime. In 2007, a man who made several international calls was killed.
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Falling asleep in a meeting while Kim speaks could fetch a capital punishment. North Korean defence minister Hyon Yong-chol was executed in 2015 with an anti-aircraft gun in front of over 100 people for having fallen asleep during one of Kim Jong Un’s events.

3.
Anything that disrespects the family of Kim Jong Un, the North Korean government or the politicians is considered an act of blasphemy and may be met with severe punishment. In January, it was reported that a mother faced jail for trying to save her children instead of former President Kim Il-sung’s portrait in an inferno. Even failing to wipe off the dust of his portrait is enough to make one guilty; so every family is given a special duster.


4.Only male government officials are allowed to drive. Women are not given permission to drive, even if working as traffic officers. The government restrictions allow only one in a hundred people to have a car.



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On July 8, when the North Korean President Kim Il-sung died in 1994, smiling is strictly prohibited. Talking loudly, dancing or drinking alcohol on this day is restricted. Disrespecting the rules may have people sent to labour camps or killed. Kim Il-sung’s body is preserved in a glass tomb and tourists are required to bow down at his feet.

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Consuming marijuana is accepted and unlike in most of the world, trade and consumption of the drug attract no punishment as per law.

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People are not allowed to wear jeans as it is considered a symbol of capitalism. Women wearing skirts must cover the knees. Wearing bikinis is a strict no-no.
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North Korea offers only three television channels for people to choose from and all of them are government-controlled.
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North Koreans are not allowed to travel abroad without permission. People who try to flee are sent to labour camps or simply executed.

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Internet can only be accessed through their intranet, which is called “Kwangmyong” or Bright, launched in 2000. For professional use, only 28 websites may be accessed under government supervision. The list of people with Internet access includes political leaders and their families, students attending elite schools, and the military’s cyber-warfare department. Only state-sanctioned operating system Red Star OS, designed in Korean, is allowed to use and not the standard Windows or Mac. Wi-Fi has been banned from use at all North Korean embassies worldwide.

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Choice of the profession of an individual is decided by the government based on the country’s needs. Those who do not comply are sent to concentration camps for forced labour.



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In 2013, Kim Jong Un released a list of haircuts that people in the country are allowed. There are 28 (18 for women, 10 for men) state-approved hairstyles that people can keep.


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The government chooses where people can live depending on their relationship with the state. Living in the capital Pyongyang needs government permission.

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Citizens are not allowed to have the same name as the current president. So, everyone named Kim was made to change their names.



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Freedom of religion is a myth in North Korea. It is officially an atheist state. Western religious practices and literature are forbidden. People who distributed Bibles have been executed in public. In 2014, American Jeffrey Fowle was imprisoned for five months because he forgot the Bible in the bathroom of a restaurant. Churches are controlled by the state.

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Tourists visiting the country have to deposit their phones and computers and are allowed to take them back only before returning. Guides accompany tourists who must religiously follow the what guards say.

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All citizens above 17 mandatorily have to vote in the elections. Elections are held to choose the party leaders who will rule the country, except that there’s usually one candidate!


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An entire family could be punished if one person commits suicide. If an individual commits a crime, three generations in his family are punished.


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It is believed that film director Shin Sang-ok and his actor wife Choi Eun-hee were abducted in 1978 for inducing creativity in North Korean films. Later in 1986, the couple gradually earned the dictator’s trust and escaped during a trip to Austria for promoting North Korean films.

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 The last one, am gonna put it’s surprising , first Corona virus Patient Confirmed in North Korea was killed immediately !!!
    What did you think about this ??? Are you gratef for being a citizen of your country???
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Blue (Unusual) Laws you aren’t aware exist in some countries


What are blue laws?
Blue laws are laws prohibiting certain activities of a non-religious nature, frequently related to the selling and drinking of alcoholic beverages or the selling of cars, from occurring on Sundays. Such laws are on the books in many US states and quite a few countries throughout the world

Blue Laws in the District of Columbia
1.No one may dance, sing, skate, whistle, or use obscene, loud, and boisterous language within any public toilet.
2.A photographer may not remain longer than five minutes at one location taking photographs in public places or on the sidewalks and streets of the district.
3.It is against the law for an individual to participate in a contest, dance, or race for more than 12 hours in any rolling 24-hour period.
4.Missionary-style is the only acceptable position for certain activities. All others are illegal.


Australia
1.It is illegal to leave your cars keys in an unattended car.
2.Hot pink pants may not be worn after 12:00Noon on Sundays.
3.Bars must feed, water, and stable their patrons’ horses.
4.It is illegal for children to purchase cigarettes. It is legal, however, for children to smoke.
5.It is against the law for anyone but a licensed electrician to change a light bulb.


Bangladesh
1.Children 15 years old and older can be jailed if they are caught cheating on their final exams in school.


Belgium
-It is against the law to hold a sweepstakes.

Brazil
-Police have to perform a breathalyzer test if the driver of a car involved in an accident dies. They need to determine which driver was at fault.

Canada
-In Halifax, Nova Scotia, chopping wood on the sidewalk is illegal.
-It is illegal to saw wood on the streets of Toronto, Ontario.
-It is against the law in Windsor, Ontario to play a musical instrument in a park.
-In British Columbia, it is illegal to interrupt a meeting of the Grasshopper Control Committee.
-It is against the law to be naked in your own home in Winnipeg,
-In Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, it is illegal to try to catch fish with your hands.
-In Nova Scotia, it is against the law to water one’s lawn while it is raining.

Chile
-It is illegal to sell alcoholic beverages on Sunday mornings.
-On election days, it is against the law the sell alcoholic beverages the entire day.

Denmark
-Most retail establishments are prohibited from being open on public holidays—New Year’s Day, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter Sunday, Easter Monday, Day of Prayer, Ascension Day, Whit Sunday, Whit Monday, Christmas Day and Boxing Day, Constitution Day, and Christmas Eve.
-On New Year’s Eve, retail establishments must close at 3:00pm.
-Some types of establishments are exempt from the public holiday closing laws—bakeries, garden centers, gas stations, home improvement stores, and small supermarkets.

Finland
-Whether or not they own a television, everyone must pay a television tax.
-A taxi driver must pay royalties if he plays music in his vehicle for customers.

France
-The name Napoleon may not be given to a pig.


-Seventy percent of the music radio stations play between 8:00am and 8:00pm must be by French artists.
-It is against the law to take photographs of police officers or police cars, even if they are in the background of a photo you are taking of someone or something else.
-It is illegal to sell a doll which does not have a human face.

Germany
-It is against the law for your car to run out of gas on the Autobahn.
-It is illegal to wear a mask.
-It is illegal for an office to not have a view of the sky.

Greece
-All electronic games are banned.

Israel
-It is illegal to pick one’s nose on the Sabbath (sundown Friday to sundown Saturday).
-Riding a bicycle without a license is illegal.
-It is illegal to bring bears to the beach.
-It is against the law to raise Rottweiler dogs.

Italy
-It is illegal to make coffins out of anything except nutshells or wood.
-It is a felony to strike someone with your fist.
-It is against the law for a man to wear a skirt.


-It is against the law for an obese person to wear polyester.
-It is illegal to feed pigeons in the city of Venice.

Mexico
-Clergymen may not wear their religious garments in public.

-It is against the law to shout offensive words in public.


Norway
-It is against the law to sell alcohol on Sundays and on election day.

Philippines
-Driving restrictions state that cars are not allowed on the road after 7:00am on certain days of the week—on Monday if your license plate ends in a 1 or 2, on Tuesday if your plate ends in a 3 or 4, on Wednesday if it ends in a 5 or 6, on Thursday if your plate ends in 7 or 8, and on Friday if your license plate ends in a 9 or 0.

Portugal
-It is illegal to relieve oneself in the ocean.

Russia
It is illegal to drive a dirty car.

Saudi Arabia
+All establishments except hospitals must close during Islamic prayers, which are held five times daily.

Singapore
-The sale of chewing gum is prohibited.
-It is illegal to bring cigarettes into the country.
-It is against the law to not flush a public toilet after use.

South Africa
-In you want to purchase a television, you must obtain a license.

Swaziland
-King Mswati III passed a law in 2002 which stated that women who wear pants face a possible punishment of having the pants ripped off them and torn up by soldiers.

Sweden
-Anyone who purchases a television must obtain a license for it.

Switzerland


-It is illegal to wash a car on Sunday.
-Laundry may not be hung outside to dry on Sundays.
-Mowing your lawn on Sunday is against the law.
-It is against the law to flush a toilet after 10:00pm.

Thailand


-It is illegal for stores to sell alcohol between 12:00Midnight and 11:00am and between 2:00pm and 5:00pm.
-It is against the law to step on the country’s coins or paper money.
-It is illegal to leave your house without wearing underwear.

United Kingdom
-A law in effect since 1313 states that it is illegal for an MP (Member of Parliament) to don armor in Parliament.
-King Edward VI enacted a law about boiled eggs. The law states that any person found breaking a boiled egg at the sharp end will be sentenced to 24 hours in the village stocks.
-Anyone who purchases a television must obtain a license for it.
-It is illegal to hang a bed out a window.
-It is against the law for a woman to be topless in public—except if she is a clerk in a tropical fish store.
-Oliver Cromwell did not think mince pies were sufficiently Puritan. During his reign, he banned them from being eaten on Christmas Day.


Which of these laws do you find most absurd?
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