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15 Big Differences Between South Korea And North Korea



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#15 The North's Frugality

#15 The North's Frugality

South Korea in its spendthrift approach forgets the importance of money but North Korea has the value of frugality and money.

#14 The South's Corporate Superiority

#14 The South's Corporate Superiority

Due to the economic embargo’s, there are no big corporations in North Korea but South Korea has the establishment of companies like Hyundai, Samsung, etc. which boosts the economy of South Korea.

#13 Devastation Brought on By the Sanctions

#13 Devastation Brought on By the Sanctions

The people of South Korea are expanding and shifting into the suburbs whereas the people of North Korea are still facing food scarcity and living on rural farms.

#12 Life VS Fantasy

#12 Life VS Fantasy

While the youth of North Korea is mining the minerals, the youth of South Korea is busy on the laptops and Wi-Fi playing games.

#11 Life Has Meaning

#11 Life Has Meaning

When you get bored of normal life in South Korea you club and dance, whereas in North you join military and launch missiles.

#10 South Korean Women Have Sexier Clothes

#10 South Korean Women Have Sexier Clothes

Well, the girls in the South dress up looking sexier whereas the girl of the North picks up the military robes and guns.

#9 The South Has Better Internet Connectivity

#9 The South Has Better Internet Connectivity

South Koreans enjoy one of the best internet connectivity around the world whereas, in North, every article goes under scrutiny before it reaches the people.

#8 Life Expectancy Differences

#8 Life Expectancy Differences

The average life expectancy in North Korea is 72 years, whereas in South Korea the average life expectancy is 84 years.

#7 South Koreans Have a Lot More Children

#7 South Koreans Have a Lot More Children

South Koreans are increasing more in number as compared to North Korea in terms of population.

#6 Military Service

#6 Military Service

Both the Koreas require active military service from the male population, South Korea needs only for 2 years and North needs for at least a decade.

#5 GDP Military Expenditures

#5 GDP Military Expenditures

South Korea spends a single-digit percentage of its GDP towards military service whereas North Korea spends 22% or more on its military expenditures.

#4 South Koreans are Taller

#4 South Koreans are Taller

An average South Korean is at least 3 inches taller than their fellow brethren from North Korea. This might have to do with malnutrition.

#3 North Korean Energy Efficiency

#3 North Korean Energy Efficiency

A photo from NASA display shows that the people of North Korea do not light up any electricity on the streets unless there is anyone as opposed the South Koreans with the fully lit pavements.

#2 Many People Mistake the Two Koreas

#2 Many People Mistake the Two Koreas

Many people take South Korea as North Korea whenever the topic of Korea attacking a company comes up.

#1 Poverty Difference

#1 Poverty Difference

There are 40% people in North Korea who are living below the poverty line, i.e., they don’t have enough money even for the food.



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