Originally Posted by Derka
It's always a treat to read the accounts of people who get out of there and live to tell the tale. They really just don't comprehend a world outside their borders. There are harrowing stories of defectors committing suicide just out if pure shock trying to come to grips with a world they didn't know existed beyond "the imperialists."
Yeah man it's wild. It's way beyond "mind blown" for them I bet. Apparently there is a really low suicide rate in the actual country though, even for the population that is born into the "work" camps. And right across the border, baller ass South Korea has one of the highest suicide rates in the world.