Essay on Cultural Awareness Of North Korea
Throughout history, tragic events or situation accrue that change the point of view of a country, its culture, and its people. In North Korea’s condition, it is a country regarded in a negative manner by most of the world. Most people view its government as inhuman and reluctant or resistant to change. North Korea is a failing regime and a country with many problems. It has limited natural resources and many of its people live in poverty and are confined from the outside world.
What is culture and how is it defined. According to Merriam Webster (2015), “The customary beliefs, social forms, and material traits of a racial, religious, or social group; also: the characteristic features of everyday existence (as diversions or way of life) shared by people in a place or time”. North Korea may be a country with many problems and a chaotic or troubled past, but it’s a country with a distinctive culture.
North Korea is made up of practically no ethic groups other than Korean. There are only a few small populations of Chinese and Japanese. These small groups live in their own communities and speak their own languages (Korean Culture Orientation, 2009). The country itself sees very few outsiders due to the image it as a country portrays to the outside world.
“In North Korea, the Constitution supports “freedom of religious belief,” but in practice, the government blocks individual freedom” (Korean Culture…