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31 photos of North Korea that Kim Jong Un wouldn't want you to see
Five men are arrested for plotting to sell crystal meth from North Korea in New York City
With an estimated population of ,, Hamhung is the second largest city by population in North Korea. Located in the southern part of the South Hamgyong province, Hamhung is the main and most popular metropolitan area in the province, and is the destination for the vast majority of tourism by foreigners to the province. Hamhung has a thriving local economy compared to other metropolitan areas in North Korea, and it is known by North Koreans as a great area of architectural construction that was centrally planned , and built by the government of North Korea. Located on the Sea of Japan in the middle east of North Korea, Hamhung is one of the many bigger cities in North Korea to be located on or near water, and the nearby sea has helped the economy grow, ever since the city grew into a well known symbol of the country of North Korea. Hamhung has always been more economically prosperous than many areas in the country, and a thriving middle class of North Korean citizens live in this metropolitan hub. Yi Seong-gye , founder of the Yi Dynasty , retired to the city after a successful palace coup by his son Yi Bang-won in
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Subscriber Account active since. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un keeps a close watch over the media in his country, controlling much of what citizens know of the outside world, and vice versa. Though Kim has fought to present the Hermit Kingdom to the world as a bastion of military might, nuclear power, and anti-West sentiment, the reality of daily life is grim. Much of the country lives in poverty, tens of thousands of people are held as political prisoners, and the government tightly controls most aspects of life.
Skip to content. If you've ever seen the TV show " Breaking Bad ," you know how a background in chemistry can come in handy in the illegal production of crystal meth. That's not just fiction, as Isaac Stone Fish , associate editor at Foreign Policy , confirms when he describes how North Korea became a major meth producer.