Video: Fireworks over Pyongyang celebrating the hundredth anniversary of Kim Il Sung’s birth
Why do I show fireworks from North Korea when the whole world does fireworks?
For one thing, the whole show was bigger, longer, and more awesome than probably any fireworks show I’ve seen. Sorry you can’t see everything from just the videos here.
Second, people typically think of how much the government spends on the fireworks when it’s people are starving.
Is North Korea the only country that puts on big fireworks shows while its people starve? Or large portions are in jail?
Before you point out differences between North Korea and whatever countries you may have thought of, what similarities do you notice too?
By the way, something else you can’t see from the videos here is that during the fireworks was the one time in North Korea we got to walk around unsupervised. We all split up and walked around that square and could approach and talk to anyone we wanted. I don’t know if that was by design or what. It was eerie. We could have wandered around someplace else.
Not speaking Korean held us back from detailed communication, but the chances were there.
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