10 Shocking Things You Didn’t Know About North Korea



It Has Its Own Calendar

While many civilizations have had their own forms of calendar, the vast majority have now adopted the current system that sees the year as being 2016. In North Korea though, they use a special calendar that is based on the date of birth of Kim Il Sung, making the year 104.

It Has The Largest Military In The World

Probably due to its strained relationship with South Korea and the fact that it is a totalitarian state, the country has the largest military force in the world. This includes some 1.1 million active servicemen and an astonishing 5.9 million paramilitary units. In total, the total number is around 7.7 million, almost a million more than any other nation in the world.