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More work[edit]

This article could use a little work in order to become bronze.A few more minor edits could be made (e.g., What is the OED?). However, the main thing this article needs is references, seeing as the sections on industry and human rights records are completely devoid of references. Add in some references and this should be good for bronze. The Heidelberg Kid (talk) 22:32, 17 October 2011 (UTC)

Looks like Kim-Jong Il found RW! :D Nebuchadnezzar (talk) 04:34, 19 February 2011 (UTC)

And editing from Europe to boot! Good for him! Aboriginal Noise Punkrock 04:39, 19 February 2011 (UTC)

Now i wonder, if the whole "MILLIONS died of starvation in the North", then why North-to-South population ratio is roughly the same 1:2 as it was throughout the known history?

Remove U$ lies[edit]

I am going to take action and remove the US lies about the DPRK that plague this article — Unsigned, by: Juche4World / talk / contribs

Oh, don't be silly. 22:10, 6 March 2011 (UTC) SusanG Toast
Binned him. ТyTalk. 22:11, 6 March 2011 (UTC)
It's actually kind of strange because he did put some effort into it. I wonder what's the case. An actual party member of the internet having class? An overly industrious troll? A "from distance", N.Korean fanboy? Sen (talk) 00:46, 7 March 2011 (UTC)
Methinks he is a Poe. The Heidelberg Kid (talk) 20:28, 16 October 2011 (UTC)
That's the problem. Poe's are difficult enough to tell under normal circumstances. With those claiming to be supporters of North Korea, unless you know the claimant personally, you can never really tell.ChrisB (talk) 02:19, 19 October 2012 (UTC)

The US propaganda needs to be removed[edit]

Why is there so many lies on the article?— Unsigned, by: Juche4World / talk / contribs

Can you make a clear, concise, and specific argument about what you want changed? Blue Talk 00:33, 7 March 2011 (UTC)
The article constantly bases the DPRK, it mocks the title of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, and it denies the existence of industry within the DPRK. The Human rights section is complete fantasy and comes from lies told by 'defectors'. For a website that calls itself ‘rational’ you do have allot of unfound propaganda against socialist nations. Juche4World / talk / contribs </sup>
"For a website that calls itself ‘rational’" Everybody drink! Blue Talk 03:37, 7 March 2011 (UTC)
*Sips tea*ТyTalk. 03:38, 7 March 2011 (UTC)
Why are you mocking me rather than addressing my complaints, isn't it obvious that this article is full of unfounded Anti-DPRK propaganda? Juche4World / talk / contribs "Man is the master of everything and decides everything" Great Leader President Kim Il Sung 13:30, 7 March 2011 (UTC)/ March 7. Juche 100 (NSFW) Wait, that's "everybody dance". Then again, who cares? YAAAY! The Heidelberg Kid (talk) 22:44, 3 December 2011 (UTC)
I want an Internet meme based on this dialogue. The Heidelberg Kid (talk) 22:44, 3 December 2011 (UTC)
I'll deliver... hehe... Happy Holidays!🎄CircularREmail2.gifasoning🎄My experiments 05:40, 21 December 2018 (UTC)

Needs references.[edit]

Just that. We need actual references in this article. I'll scrounge around, see if I could find any, but we need to improve this. If there's one thing I learned from the Eve fiasco, wikis are a collaborative effort. The Heidelberg Kid (talk) 22:33, 3 December 2011 (UTC)

How much is true?[edit]

I think it's obvous the place is a hell hole, but I often hear a lot about the place which sets off my BS detector. How much is black propaganda? -Albannach (talk) 12:49, 11 March 2013 (UTC)

Well, we can start with you listing specific examples of claims that set off your bullshit detector, and then we can try to research them.--ZooGuard (talk) 14:40, 11 March 2013 (UTC)
I apologise, I edit most of the time on my phone, which doesn't allow me to deal with particularly large blocks of text.
I have been thinking about this over the past few days, trying to see both sides of my arguments. One of the wilder stories I heard was that North Korea had ordered a number of giant rabbits (yes, they exist, and they're about as big as a dog!) ostensibly to deal with its famine problem. Supposedly they all got eaten in a banquet by you know who and his friends. The other issue I have is that even though the place is just about collapsing, they must have some science expertise. Where are they getting it from? Is it their own education system or are their scientists being educated abroad? I say this, because even to launch a rocket, or you need to have some.-Albannach (talk) 17:28, 15 March 2013 (UTC)
It's called China. & The evidence from people who've escaped the country (And the fact people are itching to escape the country in the first place) is the country is a hell hole as bad as most people think. --MikallakiM 17:30, 15 March 2013 (UTC)
Used to be China. The PRC and Russia haven't given them much support in recent times, so that doesn't explain everything. China doesn't get anything out of this anymore other than Korean War memories. South Korea is an American satellite, fair enough but the PRC has no reason to stoke up tension. NK could easily go down the same route as PRC and Vietnam, if needed... and would be a massive sweat shop pool of cheap labour, if it opened up.-Albannach (talk) 18:03, 15 March 2013 (UTC)

Saw another example of something I'm not entirely sure of in last couple of days...

28 approved hairstyles for North Koreans? While I'm sure a wild haircut would land you in trouble, it seems to be another case of newspapers copying one another. The same photo of the styles is used in every paper/website and originates with a single Taiwanese newspaper. There's supposedly a TV programme made by NK about this, but the said programmme doesn't seem to exist online. All of which makes me wonder if the entire thing is made up for propaganda purposes.

I believe in the gulags and torture etc but not every single other thing I hear about NK.-Albannach (talk) 08:46, 8 April 2013 (UTC)

Who's going to put the program online, and for what audience? How many North Koreans have access to the Internet?--ZooGuard (talk) 16:52, 8 April 2013 (UTC)