1. Can I get a signed photograph from Leader Kim Jong IL?
Soon the KFA shop will offer such article.
2. Can I send a letter to North Korea and get a penpal in North Korea?
You can send the letter if you have an valid address and contact person. We provide no service for penpal friends.
3. Can I emigrate to North Korea and live in North Korea?
It’s possible only in very special situations and having honor/merits. You must send a request letter stating your reasons, together
with your complete CV, copy of your passport and certificates to firstname.lastname@example.org
4. Can I work in North Korea as a teacher/interpreter/(other)?
8. Can I travel to North Korea as a backpacker? (Independant travel)
No. You must travel as a group only, even if you are the only participant you must be with Korean guides at all times.
9. Can I join the Korean People’s Army?
No, only Korean nationals with DPRK citizenship
18. Is North Korea a ‘Stalinist’ state?
The term ‘Stalinism’ is highly loaded and is most frequently employed not as a descriptive term but as an insult. The DPRK political system is based on the Juche Idea, a theory developed by the late President Kim Il Sung stressing national self-reliance and development according to the unique characteristics of individual nations. ‘Stalinism,’ on the other hand, was articulated as a universalistic political ideology. The DPRK is indeed a socialist state, meaning that all the means of production are socially owned. However, the central implication of the ‘Stalinist’ accusation–simply that the DPRK is a dictatorship–is inaccurate. Korea is a socialist democracy guaranteeing its citizens the full range of individual liberties and rights provided by many liberal regimes, and more.
Thursday, January 03, 2008
Jason Kuznicki highlights this bizarre FAQ about North Korea:
Posted by Amber at 7:34 PM