by: Suman Pant
Inside North Korea's Secretive Social and Economic Policies.
Samjiyon City Project
A massive construction project to build a new city.
Sonbong Special Economic Zone:
A free trade zone in the northeastern part of the country.
Increase Economic Zone:
Increase Economic zone in the northwestern part of the country.
Juche Idea Study Group:
A program to train people in the Juche ideology.
A social classification system that determines people's access to resources.
A policy that prioritizes the military over all other sectors of society.
State Control of the Economy:
The government controls all aspects of the economy.
Restrictions on Foreign Travel:
Citizens are not allowed to travel abroad without permission from the government.
Restrictions on Information:
The government tightly controls the flow of information within the country.
Repression of Dissent:
The government represses any form of dissent.