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These 10 Major Differences Between North Korea And South Korea Will Surprise You

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This universe is so huge. Every country is unique with its culture and tradition. However, there will always be lot of variations between northern culture and southern culture. Here I am talking about North Korea and South Korea. Yes, there is a huge difference between North Korea and South Korea in a very weird sense. Before you plan to visit, make sure you know these 10 major differences between these 2 countries.

 

1. Tourism

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The tourists in North Korea are not allowed to take pictures. Also, you are not allowed to leave the hotel at night under any circumstance. But visiting South Korea is as normal as visiting any other country.

 

2. Cinema

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South Korea has always been famous for its movies and the exceptional ideas they bring out which were made by a man named Shin Sang. But in North Korea, filming comes along with a bundle of restrictions.

 

3. Poverty

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In North Korea, more than 40% of the population is below the poverty line because a major portion of its GDP is spent on the military. South Korea is experiencing a period of economic growth which is something that people in North Korea have no idea.

 

4. Height

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South Koreans are comparatively 3 inches taller than people in North Korea. If you look at the children, then this difference is much noticeable.

 

5. Military Expenses

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North Korean army is more powerful than that of South Korea as it spends 22% of its GDP on its military. Whereas South Korea spends just 2.8% of its GDP.

6. Rules For Military

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In South Korea, men have to serve for just 2 years. But in North Korea, men have to serve for a decade and women until 23 years of age.

 

7. GDP

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GDP of South Korea has 1.38 Trillion dollars whereas North Korea’s GDP is just 12.38 million dollars which clearly states the growth rate of the two countries.

 

8. Life Expectancy

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North Korea has 25.26 million citizens where people live up to the age of 72 and South Korea has 50.25 million citizens where people tend to live up to 92 years.

 

9. Freedom of Press

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In a survey, it is revealed that in terms of freedom given to the press and media, North Korea stands on the 180th position with least freedom given to their press and South Korea bagged 63rd position.

 

10. Internet Usage

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If you want to use internet on your device in North Korea, then you need to take permission. Usually, only wealthy and powerful people qualify. Even if you get permission, only 28 websites qualify and all the social networking sites are not included in the list.
But in South Korea, you can use the fastest average Internet connection anywhere in the world which is 28 megabits per second. Because of the less population, they offer cheaper process to avail fast internet.

Also, check the photographic differences between North Korea and South Korea. Have you been to Korea? Do you know any other differences? Share us in the comments.

Pavani Bharathula
I am Pavani, stands for highly deterministic, self-motivator, highly individual, independent and bold person; like to inspire and motivate people through my writings and speeches.

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