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Old 05-05-2014, 07:08 AM
 
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Let me ask OP, if the world shouldn't tolerate N Korea's dictatorship, why should it tolerate that in Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Bahrain?

You can't cheery pick what you can or cannot "tolerate" based on if the regime listens to you or not. When it is dictatorship, it is dictatorship.
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Old 05-05-2014, 08:16 AM
 
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Let me ask OP, if the world shouldn't tolerate N Korea's dictatorship, why should it tolerate that in Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Bahrain?

You can't cheery pick what you can or cannot "tolerate" based on if the regime listens to you or not. When it is dictatorship, it is dictatorship.
Bottom of post #3 in this thread.
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Old 05-05-2014, 08:30 AM
 
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Bottom of post #3 in this thread.
if western countries adopt the same principle to pro-west Saudi and Bahrain as they do to N Korea, I have no problem.
but they don't.
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Old 05-05-2014, 05:12 PM
 
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Let me ask OP, if the world shouldn't tolerate N Korea's dictatorship, why should it tolerate that in Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Bahrain?

You can't cheery pick what you can or cannot "tolerate" based on if the regime listens to you or not. When it is dictatorship, it is dictatorship.
Because they are not in the same league. For instance you can leave Saudia Arabia, in North Korea you get shot on sight.

In North Korea they have concentration camps similar to Nazi Germany. Not only that, but if one of your family members does something wrong then you are placed in a concentration camp as well.

The reason nothing is done is because people are scared and apathetic. If we let North Korea be to themselves, then they won't cause too much trouble. It is the same reason no one did anything with Nazi Germany before 1939. In fact United States didn't even join when the war break out.
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Old 05-05-2014, 05:24 PM
 
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North Korea suffered famine in the 1990s, because the Soviet Union collapsed and NK's economy was also influenced.
However they are generally doing ok now, except when major disasters hit there.

Dozens of African countries are much poorer than North Korea.
North Korea has a nearly 100% literacy rate, higher than that of China, way higher than that of India. People in the city have a safety net so no one will really starve. Peasants have more difficulties.
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Old 05-05-2014, 05:35 PM
 
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North Korea suffered famine in the 1990s, because the Soviet Union collapsed and NK's economy was also influenced.
However they are generally doing ok now, except when major disasters hit there.

Dozens of African countries are much poorer than North Korea.
North Korea has a nearly 100% literacy rate, higher than that of China, way higher than that of India. People in the city have a safety net so no one will really starve. Peasants have more difficulties.
The problem with North Korea is not famine, it is their lack of respect for human rights. And in that area they are not doing OK.

Also, the literacy rate in North Korea is not 99 percent. Who do you think reported those figures? At best the literacy rate is in the 80s, but it could be much lower.
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Old 05-05-2014, 05:42 PM
 
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The problem with North Korea is not famine, it is their lack of respect for human rights. And in that area they are not doing OK.

Also, the literacy rate in North Korea is not 99 percent. Who do you think reported those figures? At best the literacy rate is in the 80s, but it could be much lower.
Socialist countries do have much higher literacy rates than other countries of similar economic power.
Vietnam has an over 99% rate too. I suppose Cuba also has a high figure.
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Old 05-05-2014, 06:00 PM
 
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The problem with North Korea is not famine, it is their lack of respect for human rights. And in that area they are not doing OK.

Also, the literacy rate in North Korea is not 99 percent. Who do you think reported those figures? At best the literacy rate is in the 80s, but it could be much lower.
Bingo.

It's about human rights. How the world can stand by and watch a Dictator BLATANTLY oppress the population is beyond me.

Principle not even once lol smdh
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Old 05-05-2014, 06:03 PM
 
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Socialist countries do have much higher literacy rates than other countries of similar economic power.
Vietnam has an over 99% rate too. I suppose Cuba also has a high figure.
No they don't, they are just better at bending the truth. A lot of kids in North Korea do not even attend school and what about old people or kids during the 90s. What about the ones born in concentration camps. Also the number is 99 percent, not a more reasonable number like 95 percent, which makes it really obvious that it is government propaganda.

Not sure if it is true, but according to some sources you are considered literate in North Korea if you can write the presidents name. They are not literate, they just know a few Korean characters.
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Old 05-05-2014, 06:07 PM
 
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North Korea is officially an atheist state
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