The UN says, the government is devoted to the country's nuclear program and on the wellbeing of their “Supreme Leader” who in this case is Kim Jong-Un. As stated previously, one of the problems in North Korea is not that the people don't want to work, it's that they are unable to due to conditions and purely the fact that they are too weak to stand or move. When relating to the topic of food withdrawal, the food that the North Koreans actually grow is usually destroyed due to extreme floods and various other natural disasters. Statistically, in only one city in North Korea (PyongYang) during one flood, 60% of all crops were destroyed. The rest of the crops in North Korea usually are taken by the government and cruelly distributed to the higher leaders and governmental branches.
North Korea is an extreme isolated country and is known for continuously violating human rights. Defectors, North Koreans who escaped the isolated country, “continue to report that North Korea maintains a record of consistent, severe human rights violations, stemming from the government’s total control over all activity”(North Korea: Government). The similarities between North Korean society and the society in the dystopian novel 1984 by George Orwell are very much alike. A government constructed by sole trust in a supreme leader, complete control over the media, and sectioned ministries with individual roles that restrict the people from various free will behaviors and thoughts are the factors that have facilitated the control over the citizens in both societies along with both previous and new technology as well as moral development and other psychological factors over the controlling media. Kim Il-sung is seen as the sole leader and savior to the North Korean people much like Big Brother was the creator of the great and “prosperous” Oceania.
Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc., 2014. Web. 9 Feb. 2014.