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12 Biggest Differences Between North Korea And South Korea.



While North Korea is immensely known for its strict rules, South Korea is the land of Gangnam style!

The Internet

The Internet

In South Korea, you can access the Internet easily, but you just cannot do it while in North Korea. You need a special kind of permit to access the Internet in North Korea and mind you, it is granted only to a few people and even after having the permit you can access only 28 sites which are monitored by the government!

The Population Gap

The Population Gap

The population of North Korea is less than that of South Korea. While the population of South Korea is 50.25 million, it's 25.26 million in North Korea.

The Military

The Military

Even though South Korea has a larger GDP, it spends a lower amount of its GDP on its military resources while North Korea spends about 22% of its GDP on them!

The Population Below Poverty

The Population Below Poverty

While in North Korea, 40% of the population is below the poverty line with the government spending a major amount of its resources in strengthening its military power, South Korea is actually working on improving its economic growth!

The Restriction on Tourists

The Restriction on Tourists

While in North Korea, tourists face a lot of restrictions while travelling, like they cannot take pictures casually, they have to have permissions, in South Korea, travelling is more easy and liberal!

The Human Right Abuses

The Human Right Abuses

The current leader of North Korea is Kim Jong-Un, standing against whom can lead you to trouble. Because of the strict rules and restrictions that the regime imposes on its people, it is often accused of indulging in human rights abuses!

Economic Powerhouse

Economic Powerhouse

While South Korea is becoming an economic powerhouse with significant companies like Samsung, LG, and Hyundai, North Korea still has a long way to go!

The Longetivity

The Longetivity

The average age of people in North Korea is 72 years while people in South Korea live 12 years more than the North Koreans!

Serving In Army

Serving In Army

In South Korea, men have to serve in the army for a maximum of two years, while in North Korea, they have to spend at least a decade in the army. Women serve till 23 years of age!

The Height Gap

The Height Gap

People in South Korea are about 3 inches taller than the people in North Korea.

The Film Making

The Film Making

While South Korea is immensely known for the exceptional movies it creates, North Korea is always tied up in its own propaganda and does not have much to contribute to the film and entertainment business!

The World Press Freedom

The World Press Freedom

In terms of the freedom of press and media in the country, while South Korea stood at 63rd position, North Korea was at the last, 180th position!



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