Escape form Camp 14: North Korea
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Escape from Camp 14

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A New York Times bestseller, the shocking story of one of the few people born in a North Korean political prison to have escaped and surv...
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During Escape form Camp 14, a boy named Shin was born into a political prison camp inside North Korea. Shin grew up being beaten by his teachers and gaurds. Shin never knew what the word love meant as he lived stealing food from his family and to survive he would snitch on anyone so he could get extra rations of food. Shin caught his mom and brother talkng about escaping and after he ratted them out he was brought to an underground prison where he was beaten and questioned. He met another prisoner that he called Uncle. Uncle told him some stories about the outside world when he helped care for Shin. Shin eventually left the prison and was brought back to where he went to school to watch his mom and brother get killed. Shin was bullied after he came back almost starved to death. When the teachers chose what jobs the kids would get the teacher sent Shin to a pig farm. When the farm shut down Shin was sent to a factory where he met Park. Park and Shin planned an escape plan but when trying to escape Park was electrocuted by a fence. Shin stole a jacket form an abandon house then made his way up to the border. Once he made it to China there was no shortage of food. Shin ate the best he had all his life. Shin tried to ask help from churches and anybody he can find to make it to south Korea. Eventually Shin met a man in a Korean restaurant when he was looking for work. The man told Shin that he would take him to South Korea. The NIS interrogated Shin and Shin told them his life story. Shin went to South Korea and struggled to find a job and keep it. Shin had a councilor and was told by him to turn his diaries into a book.

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A satellite view of North Korea

A satellite view of North Korea | Escape form Camp 14: North Korea | Scoop.it
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This is a satellite veiw of North Korea. You can see how they don't have enough resourses or money to keep their country powered. The only place that gets power is  the capital Pyongyang.

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BBC Panorama 2013 North Korea Undercover (Documentary) - FULL [HQ]

While North Korea's 'Supreme Commander' Kim Jong-Un has been threatening thermo-nuclear war against the United States, Panorama reporter John Sweeney spent e...
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North Korea is threatining nuclear war against the United States and the World. They are targeting South Korea, US bases along the pacific rim, and Hawaii. Our government says that North Korea still dosn't have the technology to send a missile straight to the United States but they would attack bases and areas that Americans live.

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10 Things You Didn't Need To Know About North Korea

10 Things You Didn't Know About North Korea One of the most secretive countries in the world, uncovered. Find out about unicorns, hamburgers and golfing reco...
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This is a video that shows ten facts that you probably didn't know about North Korea. This includes that the average North Korean is two inches shorter than South Koreans. Also it states that in Kim Jong Ils official biography, it says Kim Jong Il dosn't ever need to use the bathroom. It also said that popaganda makes Kim Jong Il look like a god and says he invented the hamberger and shot 38 under par on a 18 hole course.

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North Korean propaganda video shows Obama and US Troops in flames

A North Korean video has portrayed Barack Obama and American troops in flames and says the North conducted its recent nuclear test because of U.S. hostility....
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This is an example of North Korean propagnada that shows American troops on fire and shows a clip of Obama burning. This propaganda trys to make the United States look evil and shows how North Korea trys to make its people hate the United States.

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"I escaped a North Korean prison camp" - Shin Dong-hyuk's Survivor Story

Shin Dong-hyuk was born inside Kaechon #14, one of the world's harshest labor camps. His parents were political prisoners, declared enemies of the state for ...
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This is an interview with Shin Dong-hyuk. Shin tells his story on how he escaped camp 14 and he is a human rights activist now. Shin wants the world to know what is going on in North Korea and he wants to help any way he can.

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Aid Groups: Children in North Korea at Risk for Starvation this Winter

Aid Groups: Children in North Korea at Risk for Starvation this Winter | Escape form Camp 14: North Korea | Scoop.it
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Aid groups try and help the starving children but their aid dosn't always reach them. The government hogs the supplies and gives it to the army and wealthy.

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GIC | Article

GIC | Article | Escape form Camp 14: North Korea | Scoop.it
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North Koreans are denied freedom of speech, the media, religion, movement, assembly, petition, emigration, and association. In August 1997, North Korea became the only country that has ever attempted to withdraw from a key human-rights treaty, the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR). Foreign travel is prohibited for most North Koreans. Workers' rights are not observed, and only government-controlled unions are allowed. North Korea is basically one giant prison.

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North Korea Cuts Off More U.N. Relief as Nation Starves

North Korea Cuts Off More U.N. Relief as Nation Starves | Escape form Camp 14: North Korea | Scoop.it
North Korea's bellicose dictatorship is continuing to put new restrictions on United Nations relief organizations operating in the country, which are the main lifeline for its starving population.
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While people in North Korea are starving and dying the govenrment is being stubborn and not accepting some of the United States help just because it's  from the United States. Dictator Kim Jong Il trys to make North Korea look elite and stating that they don't need help even though doing this is killing his people.

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The Man Without a Face

The Man Without a Face | Escape form Camp 14: North Korea | Scoop.it
The Man Without a Face is the chilling account of how a low- level, small-minded KGB operative ascended to the Russian presidency and, in...
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This book interests me because its about a man in Russia that came up in presidency and made his country a threat to the world. I am interested in the KGB and the secrets of Russia.

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