Monday, June 20, 2005

CIA World Factbook: North Korea

It is interesting to see how the CIA breaks North Korea down into small blurbs and many many numbers, through their intelligence and rhudimentary knowledge of the country. It seems to me that we have learned a lot more substantive information in our short class on North Korea, than the CIA seems to provide on their own website (much more about the culture and the people than the CIA cares to break down).

Statistic of interest: Notice the 99% overall percentage of Literate citizens. I thought this number would be lower, but it helps to have a very literate population when distributing propaganda I suppose.

1 comment:

Beloved Leader said...

Another reason for the high literacy rate is that we do not use the Chinese characters that south Korean newspapers use to restrict news to their bourgeois cliques.