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20 Bizarre Facts About North Korea



They Have A 100% Literacy Rate

This is higher than the United States (99%), so if it’s true, it’s a very impressive statistic.

They Have Elections

In an effort to seem at least somewhat democratic, North Korea holds an election every five years. Unfortunately, the ballot only has one option, so the point of democracy is missed by a lot.

There Are Exactly Three Amusement Parks

These amusement parks, called “People’s Pleasure Grounds” in North Korea, contain different rides and games. Supposedly, Kim Jong-un loves roller coasters.

There Are Almost No Traffic Lights

In North Korea, there aren’t very many traffic lights. Many of the ones that are there reportedly don’t work, and have been replaced by police.