The Vice Guide to North Korea: Part 3

Categories: Documentary, History, Shorts
19min | 2008
The next stop on THE VICE GUIDE TO NORTH KOREA tour of North Korean propaganda is The Great People's Library. Just like everywhere else in North Korea, the creep keeps on coming.


Topics: Korea, History_Central
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Athelston Pious
Athelston Pious
September 9, 2014
A
A super rare look into the unknown. I compare these guys to the men who walked on the moon. They went through all that to document North Korea.
Lidiette Lacalle
Lidiette Lacalle
March 31, 2014
A+
Jo S
Jo S
November 16, 2013
A
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b
September 17, 2013
A+
Victor Martins
Victor Martins
August 20, 2013
A
Charles Jaffe
Charles Jaffe
August 2, 2013
B
barry brickell
barry brickell
July 14, 2013
A
mindboggling
Ryan Shaughnessy
Ryan Shaughnessy
August 5, 2012
"abbey Road...I understand those bastards now!" funny.
Ken Choate
Ken Choate
July 18, 2012
Shane is not kidding, and I thank him for the personal glimpse at NK. What he provided was not easy. When the North Koreans torpedoed the SK frigate, I decided to do a little research myself. My platform was Googlearth global survey. I found about five harbors with NK midget submarines close to SK. I then started expanding my survey of NK over a period of months. Most of the satellite survey took place from 2008-2011. First thing you noticed is there is not much maritime traffic. Most of the NK navy is docked in port Virtually no vehicles on the road. People walking and pulling carts either by themselves or on bikes. Rail trains were almost nonesistant. If you can not transport produce by road you must use rail. The streets of the capital were almost empty. Rural towns are small "cookie-cutter" plans with most of the population housing in a compressed township. (easier to monitor) All the agriculture is through manual labor, No agricuture machinery was noted. 90 percent of the factories are shutdown. No smoke through the stacks nor rail cars on the sidings. Public works. Lots of engineering structures, the barrage west of the capital is an impressive structure as shown in the feature. A lot of dams and reserviors. most for irrigation. A lot of roads and railroad tracks but again, almost no vehicle traffic on the roads or tracks. Parks and public facilities. A heck of lot, I suspect mainly for employment. A lot of hotels but no vehicles in the parking lot. Prison compounds, five in the capital and a lot in the rural regions. Villas, estates or mansions. A lot more than you would think. Objects of interest. I spotted about a dozen, including a missile test launchpad and a really strange facilty with pumped storage power capaciity of about 15 minutes. NK military. The NK airforce is a joke. 1950's era jets. Army has a lot of installations and arty. The NK navy is laid up in port. What I observed from satellite is that NK is a failed country, comparing the surveilance of China, SK and NK is striking in the difference of the vibrence of economies between China, SK. and NK Word is China is going to take over NK when the regime fails. SK looked long and hard at the cost of reunification and didn't like the price. I'm not a big fan of China but NK citizens would be 200 percent better off under Chinese domination than the current government.