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GOOD Guide: to Daily Life in North Korea

North Korea's four traffic lights and other factoids about one of the world's most secretive countries.

Traffic Lights

Despite having only about 300,000 cars, North Korea takes traffic control seriously. It is unique in having four-color traffic lights (the fourth--for turning right-is blue) and in Pyongyang, a corps of female traffic directors-reportedly hand-picked by Kim Jong Il for their beauty-step in during the power outages.

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Kim Possible: Why North Korea's New Strongman Should Quit for His Own Good

Instead of leading his country further into 1984-style dystopia, Kim Jong Un could blaze the trail to North Korean liberalization.

The death of Kim Jong Il, the dictator who ruled North Korea since his father’s death in 1994, leaves a power vacuum at the top of the opaque, erratic, nuclear-armed nation, which is still technically at war with South Korea and the United States after all these years.

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Kim Jong-Il Looking at Things

Kim Jong-Il Looking at Things makes for a truly fascinating Tumblr experience.


Kim Jong-Il Looking at Things makes for a truly fascinating Tumblr experience. Above, he looks at a radish.

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