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I wonder if with the desinformation that's in North Korea, common people believe it's the highest building in the world.
 

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probably they are not even payed, but prisoners from working camps.
I wonder if with the desinformation that's in North Korea, common people believe it's the highest building in the world.
Ignorance is a bliss, isn't it?

It's easy to insult 'common people' (I am the only one hearing disdain here?) in NK from the so-called free world or whatever when those people can't even respond to you (and call you an asshole, for that matter) because of limited internet access.

Assuming everyone living under authoritarian regime is brainwashed by that regime is a huge assumption on your part. And the history of pretty much all such regimes and their eventual falls proves you wrong.

Then again - prisoners from working camps. WTF? You've got an insight on that or what?

Sorry to be a tolerance bore.
 

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gunslinger you are absolutely right. Living in a so called democratic system (which is only democratic at the time of elections, then the citizens will recieve 4 years of perfect dictatorship in return) doesn´t make you an intelligent person. :eek:hno:
 

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I highly doubt they'd allow prisoner camp work teams into their ideologically pure capital city. And they probably know that mass labour is less efficient than smaller professional teams - but a lot of this stuff is ideological. All office workers etc have to do one day's hard labour a week.
 

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It is also very common to see in Egypt. I had it right next my appartement! Just next to my sleeping room. Pff awful experience: lots of noise while with a machine it would have gone much faster! (but I guess paying for a machine is much more expensive there than hiring some men)

 

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'Then again - prisoners from working camps. WTF? You've got an insight on that or what?'

It wouldn't be that surprising. We know they have work camps, in fact we are almost certain they have concentration camps not dissimilar from the British and Nazi ones, where they send the families of anyone who rebels or tries to escape. However they usually bring in outsiders when they need specialist work doing: a lot of the documentaries on NK are from specialist teams of doctors or other specialists that smuggle in cameras.
 

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Update!

Photo's by http://www.flickr.com/photos/kirvis/




Original size: http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2605/5698673065_5a8f0880ef_o.jpg



Making good progress!


There also seems to be quite some demolition going on in the city...



Quite scary to see the amount of workers on the roofs!

Building at the centre (a theatre?) looks like it's new:


Pyongyang funfair by night:


And this is the skyline of the city of Wonsan by night:


Original: http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3593/5699524626_a31fc24898_o.jpg
Holy crap! That roller coaster at the fun fair is exactly the same coaster that was at Elitch Gardens until about a year ago, when they finally took the thing down. Same color scheme and everything. Only 6 or 7 of the Volare model of coaster were ever produced. Hmmmmm, I wonder how the Norks got their hands on it?

Link to the rcdb page for the Flying Coaster
 

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It is also very common to see in Egypt. I had it right next my appartement! Just next to my sleeping room. Pff awful experience: lots of noise while with a machine it would have gone much faster! (but I guess paying for a machine is much more expensive there than hiring some men)
lol, the Chinese love to use excavators on the roof.



 

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I hope they pick up the Chinese style of Communism and progress like China did.
Ha, yeah. It's called capitalism. The Chinese didn't discover it. They just adopted it.

The North Koreans practise slavery, and this monstrosity is a pyramid.
 

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I guess they want to recycle everything they can in their economical situation but I wonder why are they demolishing seemingly perfectly fine buildings and the only answer I can think of is that they want to build something much higher in their place :dunno:
Like on a beach, you build a sand castle, demolish it, and build the same exact one over the ruins. repeat cycle.
 

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Ha, yeah. It's called capitalism. The Chinese didn't discover it. They just adopted it.

The North Koreans practise slavery, and this monstrosity is a pyramid.
okay right now, you, all my fellow northkoreans go on top of that building and destroy it by jumping up and down to my favorite song the macarena. for the great leader
 
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