Monument Next To The Leaders

North Korean Propaganda And Monuments

North Korea has an interesting selection of propaganda and monuments. Though none of these examples below are unique on their own, it is interesting to see them all in one place.

For example, when I lived in the Middle East (UAE & Qatar) there were images and monuments of the king everywhere. Many countries, I guess most countries in reality, have statues of former leaders. Many countries have war monuments. Many countries are masters of propaganda and others, like Venezuela and North Korea, are more explicit. For example, the people wear a pin over their heart. The pin has an image of Kim Il Sung (the country’s founder), or Kim Il Sung with Kim Jong Il (The founder’s son and the second president), or Kim Jong Un (The founder’s grandson and current president). Wearing it is required unless you have a service job where you might get dirty (like a waiter or construction worker).

As you can imagine, the media is nothing but propaganda. Below is a picture of two covers of the weekly English-language newspaper to give you a taste of the propaganda.

Newspaper Propaganda

Newspaper Propaganda

I included a picture of a billboard for fun. I only saw two the whole time I was there. Those two billboards were the only two advertisements I saw the whole time I was there – kind of refreshing! Apparently, advertising is becoming more common.

Street Propaganda

Street Propaganda

Street Propaganda

Street Propaganda

Street Propaganda

Street Propaganda

Street Propaganda

Street Propaganda

Street Propaganda

Street Propaganda

Street Propaganda

War Memorials

War Museum Monuments

War Museum Monuments

War Museum Monuments

War Museum Monuments

War Museum Monuments

War Museum Monuments

War Museum Monuments

War Museum Monuments

War Museum Monuments

War Museum Monuments

Monument Next To The Leaders

Monument Next To The Leaders

Pyongyang Metro “Art”

Statue Of Kim Il Sung In The Pyongyang Metro

Statue Of Kim Il Sung In A Pyongyang Metro Station

Propaganda In The Pyongyang Metro

Propaganda In The Pyongyang Metro

Propaganda In The Pyongyang Metro

Propaganda In The Pyongyang Metro

Propaganda In The Pyongyang Metro

Propaganda In The Pyongyang Metro

Sports Statues

Sports Statues

Sports Statues

Sports Statues

Sports Statues

Sports Statues

Sports Statues

Monuments

Reunification Monument

Reunification Monument

Kim Il Sung And Kim Jong Il Statues

Kim Il Sung And Kim Jong Il Statues

Juche Tower

Juche Tower

Juche Tower

Juche Tower

Monument To Party Founding

Monument To Party Founding

Arc de Triomphe

Arc de Triomphe

Newspapers

North Korean Newspaper

North Korean Newspaper

Books

Books

Books

Books

Books

Books

Books

Books

Books

Books

Books

Books

Books

Books

Books

Books

Books

Books

Books

Faces

Leaders' Faces Everywhere

Leaders’ Faces Everywhere

Leaders' Faces Everywhere

Leaders’ Faces Everywhere

Pin Of The Leaders

Pin Of The Leaders

Billboard

A Billboard

A Billboard

0 replies

Leave a Reply

Want to join the discussion?
Feel free to contribute!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *