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.

Songbun System:

A social classification system that determines people's access to resources.

Military-First Politics:

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.