North Korea — Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

      North Korea, or the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, is undoubtedly the most closed society in the world. Reliable information about the country is extremely hard to come by—which itself serves as a tremendous condemnation of the regime there. At the same time, the people of North Korea are prevented from receiving almost all news and information from the outside world. It will be our goal here to do what we can to break down the suppression of information and free speech in both directions.

      Although the DPRK calls itself a socialist country, it is very doubtful that Marx would have agreed; it is more like the perverted “barracks socialism” that Marx and Engels ridiculed.

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General Information about the Suppression of Ideas in North Korea (DPRK)

Documents of the Workers’ Party of Korea

Relations with South Korea

Foreign Affairs of the DPRK

Economy of the DPRK

Other Publications from the DPRK

Magazines from the DPRK

Foreign Commentary and News Articles About the DPRK