North Korea trivia: a city where only elites can live

There are only two big cities in the world today that are not known for their slums. In…

There are only two big cities in the world today that are not known for their slums. In Stockholm, Sweden, the nationals enjoy high taxes and high welfare benefits, and the other is Pyongyang. But “no slums” is not the glory of North Korea, but the government’s strict resident identity control.


North Korea trivia: a city where only elites can live
North Korea trivia: a city where only elites can live

Those who can live in Pyongyang are those who have been strictly selected by the government to issue permits, and most of them work in state organs. The government issued a “Citizen’s Pass” to Pyongyang citizens and issued ordinary “Citizenship Cards” to local residents. The three major achievements that North Korea is proud of are government welfare housing, national free medical care, and 11-year free education. In fact, only More than 3 million Pyongyang citizens can enjoy it.

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