How does Kim Jong Un rule North Korea?
Kim Jong un has been the supreme leader of North Korea since 17 December 2011. The North Korean tyrant with a Fred Flintstone haircut, chain-smoking owner of his own small nuclear arsenal, brutal warden to about 120,000 political prisoners, and effectively one of the last pure hereditary absolute monarchs on the planet. He has done so many cruel things. But how does he do it? If we look at the way he treats his citizens. In North Korea people have very serious food shortage and they are not given these basic necessities. He treats his people like they are his slaves; he does not care if his people starve. Then there is a country wide radio broadcast played each morning at 6 am everyday telling citizens “How lucky they are to live in North Korea”, which is the same in Big Brother that people there are being monitored by telescreens. Citizens there are being sent to prison camps to be tortured, starved, and killed if they commit a crime. A crime like sitting on a newspaper that has Kim Jong Un’s photograph on it can be punishable by death, prison camps, or more. Pictures of Kim Jong Un are all across North Korea. He is worshiped as a greater being. Also each household in North Korea should contain 2 pictures. One of Kim Jong II and another of Kim II Sung. These pictures be kept in perfect condition, worshipped, and must be cleaned always. Because armed forces check houses regularly to ensure that they are well kept. If the citizens do not meet the conditions then they will be sent to prison camps or even worse they will be punished through death. This is why people are very frightened of Kim Jung Un, this is because of how he dictates and manipulate the people by doing this kinds of things.
North Korea is known to be one of the most closed and secretive nations on earth. In North Korea, citizens outside from other countries are not allowed to go inside. People there are also not allowed or are unable to leave the country. There are no markets, cell phones, or even internet in North Korea. No-one has access to the internet North Korean (except for a few hand-picked and monitored officials), and North Korean landlines and mobile phones cannot make international calls. there are only TV broadcasts hagiographies of the two leaders and pictures celebrating the country’s army, model farms, model villages etc. Instead, the North Koreans have a special internal intranet which I was shown at Pyongyang University. In North Korea they have no freedom of movement. It is illegal for people to leave their country without the regime’s permission, and even when you are inside the country your movements will always be monitored and watched. If you wish to go outside the country, you are supposed to have a specific purpose of why you want to go outside the country and of you must obtain permission. Also people there have no freedom of speech, criticizing the leadership in North Korea is prohibited, if caught or if reported it is enough to make you and your family disappear from society and will be end up at a prison camp.
These prison camps hold an estimated 80,000 to like 120,000 people. The camps are very huge and mostly like a size of cities. Many people imprisoned in these camps were not guilty of any crime, but were related to people or someone who had committed a crime. Even the children who are born in these camps are considered as prisoners. Brutal beatings, forced labor and even death are a common thing in these camps. The regime denies the existence of these camps.