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  • At 34 years old, Kim Jong-Un is one of the youngest world leaders alive today.

  • And he's certainly, by far, the most infamous.

  • But what makes him so terrifying?

  • Today, we'll take a look at some of the cruelest things he's done in this episode of the Infographics Show:

  • How brutal is Kim Jong Un?

  • In 2011, the world was formally introduced to Kim Jong Un,

  • the third dynastic ruler of North Korea since 1950

  • Kim's cruelty started almost as soon as he assumed power.

  • Faced with the spectre of a possible coup from within the ranks of the nation's top political and military elite,

  • Kim Jong Un immediately began a political purge

  • that is rumoured to have killed dozens of senior officials.

  • In his bid to consolidate power and prevent any challenge to his authority,

  • he even went so far as to have his own uncle executed,

  • and years later, paranoia concerning his half-brother led him to dispatch assasins to Kuala Lumpur in 2017.

  • But political purges are simply par for the course concerning Kim's cruelty

  • His real crimes against humanity are committed on a daily basis against his own citizens.

  • Wait until you hear about the laws they must follow and the penalties they incur for breaking them.

  • The hallmark of North Korean cruelty is known as the "Three Generations Rule",

  • established in 1972 by Kim Il-Sung, Kim Jong Un's grandfather.

  • The Three Generations Rule mandates that any serious crime warrants punishing not just the offender, but three generations of his or her family, as well.

  • This is, according to Kim Il-Sung, the only way to exterminate the seed of evil completely.

  • What this means, is that, in North Korea, if your father committed a grave crime against the state,

  • You, AND your children, would also be sent to a prison camp alongside him for the rest of your life.

  • The Three Generations Rule is supposed to be only for great offenses,

  • but testimony from North Korean defectors and escapees shows that it has been enacted for offenses

  • from political dissent to failing to remove dust from a portrait of any of the Kim ruling family members.

  • Conditions inside the labor camps are purposefully cruel as well,

  • with prisoners being fed barely enough to stay alive and forced to try to catch rats and insects to eat.

  • Survivors have described 12 hour hard labor work days, 7 days a week, with people becoming physically stunted and deformed from the unceasing work.

  • Beatings, torture, and rape are all common place in these camps, and there exists no possibility of parole.

  • North Korea's constitution technically guarantees freedom of the press,

  • but the State does not allow any foreign or non-state sponsored media to operate.

  • It is, therefore, technically illegal to operate any independent press, and this is a law that Kim's North Korea enforces strictly.

  • All foreign media is completely banned from the nation, making it illegal to watch foreign TV shows or movies,

  • listening to foreign radio or music, or even reading foreign books.

  • While North Korea does have a State-run version of the internet that is 'open to all citizens',

  • Government permission is first needed to own a computer, and only State-approved content is available.

  • Occasionally, outside websites are made available, but they are heavily censored,

  • after being downloaded and hosted locally.

  • Violating any of North Korea's media rules is met with strict punishment with either execution, or imprisonment in a force labor camp.

  • North Korea's constitution also technically guarantees freedom of religion

  • But Kim Jong Un's government is extremely hostile to the idea of any religion,

  • and the practice of it is banned by law.

  • In its place is a nationaly ideology of Juche, a hybrid fusion of Marxism and Korean nationalism created by Kim Il-Sung

  • Juche states that man is the master of his own destiny, and that the North Korean masses are to act as masters of their revolution,

  • and in the construction of their own socialist State.

  • The Juche ideology preaches strong nationalism and self-reliance, but makes no mention of any divine creator or other spiritual entities.

  • Wary of what the Kim family believes to be corrupting Western influences, all other religions are banned in North Korea,

  • and anyone caught practicing any other religion faces immediate inprisonment, often with the dreaded Three Generations Rule [..]

  • Kim Jong Un has also continued his father's and grandfather's practice of tightly controlling the movement of its own citizens.

  • It is illegal in North Korea to leave the country without official permission,

  • which is almost never granted.

  • While thousands of defectors and refugees still attempt to flee accross the border into China,

  • or through the heavily mined DMZ, into South Korea,

  • They do so, knowing that their families they leave behind will likely be punished in their absence.

  • Even those that manage to successfully escape, though, are still not safe,

  • as North Korea has for a long time conducted international abductions and forced repatriations of escaped citizens.

  • North Koreans in Japan, South Korea, China, and even as far as Europe

  • have all been the target of North Korean abduction squads,

  • who force the individual back home, under threat of violence.

  • Sometimes, they even drug them and smuggle them back home.

  • Once returned? You guessed it!

  • They face execution, or forced imprisonment,

  • where they will likely join whatever family they left behind in a force labor camp.

  • But pregnant women who are captured and repatriated

  • face yet another of Kim's horror.

  • His belief on complete racial purity and Korean superiority.

  • If a woman becomes pregnant while abroad,

  • the child is killed,

  • and if she is returned home pregnant, she's forced to have an abortion.

  • One report from an escaped North Korean

  • told of a woman in a hospital who gave birth,

  • only to have the baby immediately smothered to death.

  • Kim Jong Un's government preaches self-reliance,

  • yet it is completely unable to meet the needs of its own people.

  • In its place, a black market has sprung up.

  • And often, it is the only place that food and medicine can be found.

  • Yet, Kim has continued his father and grandfather's abolishment of a free market system,

  • so any private enterprise is completely banned in the nation.

  • Those caught dealing smuggled goods or trying to start up their own business, are imprisoned.

  • Though it is a well-known fact that corruption is so rampant among North Korea's police and and military,

  • that most officials will look the other way in exchange for a hefty bribe.

  • Theft, however, is still harshly dealt with,

  • even things that would seem petty to you and I.

  • In 2016, 21-year-old American college student Otto Warmbier,

  • on a sponsored tour of the Nation,

  • stole a propaganda poster of his hotel's wall, and was caught.

  • His sentence was 15 years of hard labor, for trying to harm the motivation and work ethic of the Korean people.

  • Though he was released to the US 17 months later,

  • Warmbier suffered severe brain trauma by then,

  • likely due to severe torture and starvation,

  • and died days later.

  • In North Korea, your freedom - everthing from what you watch, read, or even where you can work -

  • is severely restricted, and there exists no due process.

  • The country is ruled completely and absolutely through the brutality of Kim Jong Un alone,

  • who fears dissent so much that he is willing to go to extreme lengths to prevent it.

  • While you may occasionally get annoyed by the rules and laws in your country,

  • at least give thanks that, safe at home, you don't face the possibility of getting sentenced,

  • along with your entire family, to prison for failing to dust the portrait of your country's ruler.

  • So, what do you think about Kim Jong Un's brutality?

  • Are there any unfair or unjust laws in your country?

  • Let us know in the comments. Also, be sure to check out our other video called, "What If Hitler Had Won?"

  • Thanks for watching, and as always, don't forget to like, share, and subscribe :)

  • See you next time!

At 34 years old, Kim Jong-Un is one of the youngest world leaders alive today.

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