What’s the first thing that comes to mind when someone mentions North Korea? An Asian paradise where its leaders are obsessed with nuclear weapons, right. Some of this might be true, but there is more to life in North Korea than military parades and satisfied people. Since only a handful of people allowed into the far east country, not a lot is known about the Hermit Kingdom. However, on a few lucky occasions, photographers have successfully taken and smuggled pictures that give insight into North Koreans’ daily lives.
10. Military Parades
It wouldn’t make sense to start a list about North Korean lifestyles without highlighting the one thing most people relate the Hermit Kingdom with. Even after the U.N imposed trade sanctions against the Far-East country, the Hermit Kingdom still holds military parades and nuclear missile tests. North Korean leaders are so obsessed with state protection that there are an estimated eight million soldiers in a country of 25 million people. The military is the core government institution, and it’s believed there is a military officer in every town, estate, corner, and village.