Undercover video reveals shocking truths about North Korean society


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The television show Frontline recently aired a special on PBS about the shadowy totalitarian nuclear hermit state of North Korea. ¬†While the propaganda machine present inside the nation attempts to white wash the society‚Äôs ills, the videos allows these gestures to be seen as empty. ¬†Stores are stocked with goods from around the world, and state television broadcasts images of the stores, but the goods are not for sale. ¬†In fact, the warehouse style building called “Department Store #1” has thousands of items and citizens of North Korea are not allowed to purchase a single thing. ¬†Not that many North Koreans would be able to afford such luxuries, as 80% of the nation‚Äôs population lives in absolute poverty.

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