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Photo Essay: North Korean Propaganda Posters

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Photo Essay: North Korean Propaganda Posters

Posters are visual illustrations of the slogans that surround the people of North Korea constantly. North Korean society is in a permanent mobilization. Party and government declarations are stripped down to single-line catchphrases. Through their endless repetition in banners, newspaper headlines, and media reports, these compact slogans become self-explanatory, simultaneously interpreting and constructing reality.

North Korean Propaganda Poster: Bombing US Calital

“When provoking a war of aggression, we will hit back, beginning with the US!”

Photo Essay: North Korean Propaganda Posters 1
North Korean Posters: The David Heather Collection
by David Heather and Koen De Ceuster
Prestel USA, 288 pp.

North Korean Propaganda Poster: US as dog barking

“Though the dog barks, the procession moves on!”

North Korean Propaganda Poster: US Imperialists

“Death to US imperialists, our sworn enemy!”

The images in the background of this poster are depictions of what can be called the classical instances of US imperialism in North Korean propaganda. From top to bottom: Kim Il Sung’s great-grandfather is said to have been involved in the torching of the USS General Sherman which had run aground off Pyongyang in 1866: the 1950 Sinch’on massacre that left over 30,000 men, women and children dead is attributed to US troops. The other examples are the 1953 armistice treaty ending the Korean War: the 1968 USS Pueblo spying incident: and the 1994 downing of a US helicopter which had inadvertently strayed over the military demarcation line.

David Heather

North Korean Propaganda Poster: prevent epidemics

“Prevention and more prevention. Let’s fully establish a veterinary system for the prevention of epidemics!”

Stylistically, North Korean art is far more than a mere copy of Soviet Russian socialist realism. As was the case with the revolution itself, North Korean socialist realist art had to accord with Korea’s specific historical conditions and cultural traditions. Kim Il Sung pronounced that “Korean Painting” [Chosonhwa], the indigenous post-revolutionary development of traditional ink painting, was the best representative of Korean styles and emotions. He made the essential features of Korean painting the model for all fine arts. Kim Jong Il in his Treatise on Art (Misullon, 1992) described the qualities of Korean Painting as clarity, compactness, and delicacy. These characteristics have become the standard applied to all art produced in North Korea. As such, they also form the basis and model for poster art. On the latter, Kim Jong Il had more to say in his treatise on art. As important tools in the mobilization of the masses, posters have to have an instantaneous impact on the viewers’ understanding and their desire to act upon this understanding. Their message has to be accessible, clear and direct; informative and explanatory, as well as exhortative. The link between contemplation and action is crucial. A poster artist is ultimately an agitator, who, familiar with the party line and endowed with a sharp analysis and judgment of reality produces a rousing depiction of policies and initiatives that stimulate the people into action. Only if the poster appeals to the ideological and aesthetic sentiments of the people will it succeed in truly rousing the people. Kim Jong Il refers to poster painters as standard bearers of their times, submerged in the overwhelming reality and in touch with the revolutionary zeal and creative power of the people, leading the way from a position among the people.

Posters are visual illustrations of the slogans that surround the people of North Korea constantly. North Korean society is in a permanent mobilization. Party and government declarations are stripped down to single-line catchphrases. Through their endless repetition in banners, newspaper headlines, and media reports, these compact slogans become self-explanatory, simultaneously interpreting and constructing reality.

Koen de Ceuster

North Korean Propaganda Poster: reunite fatherland

“Let’s drive the US imperialists out and reunite the fatherland!”

North Korean Propaganda Poster: raise goats

“Let’s extensively raise goats in all families!”

North Korean Propaganda Poster: US axis of evil

“The US is truly an Axis of Evil.”

North Korean Propaganda Poster: We will

“When we say we will, we will. We do not talk idly!”

North Korean Propaganda Poster: boot  print

“Wicked Man.”

North Korean Propaganda Poster: US imperialist wolves

“Do not forget the US imperialist wolves!”

From “North Korean Posters” by David Heather and Koen de Ceuster, with the permission of Prestel.

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226 Comments

226 Comments

  1. bob1234

    February 27, 2011 at 11:30 pm

    First off ” GMAN” you need to be educated better. All you’re facts seem to be straight out of you’re parents opinions. Form you’re own. Secondly, you need to stop hating on the US because you’re jealous we made our country better than everyone else’s except for some in Europe. Plus we (US) is smart. We are being the hammer and not the nail. We fight for freedom of citizens. Communism needs to be erased. Just look up what’s happening to north Korea’s citizens under communism. It pisses me off when I see videos on how manipulated they are.

  2. ahansen

    January 14, 2011 at 1:15 pm

    The comments here are as interesting as the topic–even at this late date.

    But I am compelled to respond to the vilification of GMAN, who stated that the Taliban offered up bin Ladin in exchange for calling off hostilities and the embargo of Iraq. This is true, and in the weeks following 9-11, Bill Clinton was roundly and extensively excoriated in the Fox News outlets for having done so.

    Osama bin Ladin WAS a US “asset” who was paid nearly $350M USD to build the Tora Bora cave complex back in the days when Bush the First et al were trying to tweak the Soviets in Afghanistan. His involvement in US “security” matters were extensive and well documented. Moreover, the Taliban (as well as the Madrassas system,) were CREATED by the US State Department as a force to counter Soviet control over the region. Also extensively documented if you care to search out this really cool interweb application called “Google.”

    Recall newsman, Dan Rather’s, and US Congressman Dana Rohrabacher’s extensive involvement with the leadership and fighters of this group. Generally the State Department frowns on fraternization with the “enemy.”

    Osama bin Ladin’s business manager was GWB’s roomie and fellow expellee in the Texas Air National Guard scandal, and you may recall, that the extended bin Ladin family living in the US were the ONLY persons allowed to leave the country–even to fly– in the days after 9-11.

    This stuff is not theory, it is fact. Whether or not it qualifies as conspiracy is another matter entirely.

    For more info and extensive documentation (92 pages of end notes,) see the Center for International Studies publication, “The War on Truth.” ISBN 1-56656-595-0, as well as innumerable other studies and critiques of the official 911 Report.

  3. RedWhiteBlue

    January 12, 2011 at 5:23 pm

    Any country that eats dogs as part of their diet, well, I’m a little skeptical of anything that is produced from their brains. Plus, they’re about as advanced as a stone age power.

  4. Grape Soda

    January 10, 2011 at 4:32 pm

    This reminds me of something Michael Moore would produce, I can tell by some of the America hating progressive/Marxist remarks here I’m right about this.

  5. Pat

    January 1, 2011 at 12:31 pm

    Chris, don’t talk dry. We wait for your action.

  6. Chris

    December 8, 2010 at 12:51 pm

    Clearly the N. Koreans are really dumb and idiotic about their posters. America can just walk in there and annihilate their army.

  7. HADRIAN 1V

    November 25, 2010 at 3:52 am

    Is that Telly Savalas holding the baby over the well?

  8. Jimmy Trinket

    November 21, 2010 at 9:28 am

    Wow, these are great! They remind me of the American Propaganda posters that were going around during the cold war. Thanks for putting them up. It’s great to see that there are other nutty countries out there.

  9. White Male

    November 19, 2010 at 10:24 pm

    Alien,

    That drug manufacturer that Clinton destroyed in Sudan was probably using the majoritity of their facility to make ephedrin, and selling it to super meth labs in Mexico which intern are poisoning millions of Americans. “Biological Weapons”

    We should bomb the rest of them.

  10. Robbie

    November 16, 2010 at 10:48 pm

    Canadian I see the statement you are trying to make and strongly disagree. The U.S. has made it’s mistakes as any other country but they are not in any sense of the word imperialistic. Many Americans wish to leave Iraq and let the Iraqi officials take control over there own country but the country is very unstable and terrorists could very well over run the country once more. The notion of going into Iraq in the first place was most likely a mistake but we must live with it.Obama has announced his plan to withdraw from Iraq and hit the Taliban in more logical areas. As for the depression you could not understand it unless you are living through it from an American point of view I am a Middle class American and I am continueing to prosper in this economy as are many of my friends, no doubt it is a bit more stressful. I am not denying its existence and it gives us a chance to take a step back and realize in which direction are country is going. Resentment towards America is on the rise due to lackluster foreign policy recently and bad decision making but we will overcome. No doubt jobs are far more scarce and many people are forclosing but I am confident in my nation’s resolve to find a solution.

  11. Katy

    November 10, 2010 at 7:37 pm

    Has anyone in this thread ever lived in South Korea and talked to people who: 1) lived through the war, and 2) still have family in North Korea? If you had, your perspective on Korea and America would be different.
    Does anyone in this thread actually KNOW anything about 1) the government of North Korea, 2) the policies of the North Korean government, 3) people in North Korea, 4)daily life in North Korea, 5) orphans and the disabled in North Korea? If you did, your perspective would be different.
    Is anyone in this thread living in or corresponding regularly with anyone in a communist country? It doesn’t sound like it.

  12. maddies7

    October 21, 2010 at 2:26 pm

    that is so ronge to people

  13. Canadian

    October 6, 2010 at 11:11 pm

    You can call this propaganda all you want, but all i see is the truth. The US does drop bombs, it is a imperialist country, a corporate controlled nation. Just look at all the death, destruction and oppression they are doing to the middle east in iraq, afghanistan and pakistan. Who benefits from it all… cui bono – the defense industry, the oil tycoons, the banks and israel’s military hegemony. essentially THE FEW RICH LEFT IN AMERICA. who loses ? the tax payers and all the people that get murdered.

    You can attack the north korean mess and how they don’t allow people to leave all you want, but these posters still hold weight.

  14. Eugene

    September 16, 2010 at 3:23 pm

    What really needs to get published along with these posters is the comic books that are issued to north koreas’ youth. They are all expressions of anger,hatred,and resentment just like these posters. There is a repetition present in both these posters and the comic books. A lack of creativeness.

    A lack of creativity is present amongst north korean artists due to government censorship. They are prohibited from fully expressing themselves. This is not art, it is a forced representation of a flawed ideology.

  15. marie

    September 2, 2010 at 11:34 am

    The goat poster, was a decree by the North Korean government that all people living in country areas had to raise goats for the prosperity of the country.

    It proved to be a disaster, they could only feed the goats grass and tree bark which most people had to walk for hours to find as everybody else in the country areas were doing the same thing. Other food which goats need to supplement their diet to survive was so scarce or not available as people themselves needed food like corn or rice (if they were lucky). So in the end most goats starved to death or were so thin that people just used to eat them although it was prohibited and they could be send to one of the re education camps. Yes that is the story of the goats. The poor animals were starving and so were the people who had to feed them.

    Kim Il Sung had another brain wave, everybody had to grow potatoes, but the farmers did not know how as they were used to growing corn and rice and other vegetables. Neither did the government as it had not been researched with agriculture experts. So what happened a disaster, land was wasted, potatoes failed and Kim Il Sung of course blamed everyone except himself.

    There are many stories like that, like the cows that were going to produce so much milk and butter like in New Zealand, only in North Korea they don’t have the lush pastures for cows to thrive on.

  16. Leonidas

    August 10, 2010 at 7:20 pm

    These images should be printed on toilet paper and sold. Six dollars a roll. I’d buy a bunch of them and give it to my friends so they can clean their anus holes. Anyways, here is a list of movies filmed in S.Korea that might be worth watching: Nogunri, Taeguki,and Silmido. And if you like video games, check out HOMEFRONT when it is released: Febuary 2011.

  17. Jin

    August 1, 2010 at 6:34 pm

    The goats would have done better than the NK soccer team at the World Cup

  18. Lmao

    July 31, 2010 at 8:25 am

    All of these anti-American comments are hilarious. Yes, the US tends to act cocky and undiplomatic. No, we are not a millionth as bad as North Korea. The problem with people is that they love extremes, so if something has some major flaws, it’s EEEVIL! You wouldn’t last ten minutes in NK.

  19. Leonidas

    July 25, 2010 at 3:06 pm

    @Bart Simpson, your observation is correct to a certain extent. The North has made many “empty” threats in the past. However, their regime does have the radioactive minerals, ICBMs, and the manpower to carry out those threats. We’ll still kick their asses.

    @Tony Hockey, the USA is a bully that kicks other bullies’ asses. You don’t know how lucky you are to have the freedom to say what you just said. When WWIII breaks out, I hope you will have already chosen your side. Be faithful to your team always.

  20. tony hockey

    July 24, 2010 at 5:31 am

    Some great posters, @bart simpson, how can you say north korea doesnt have a nk, or such capability, it would be nice to see them take on the bullys (usa) could this be a ww3 break out? who knows

  21. Bart Simpson CKA

    July 23, 2010 at 5:53 pm

    The thing about these posters that strikes me is the utter unreality of them. Take for instance the poster with NK missiles raining down on the US Capitol. NK has no such capability but they pretend that they do. Do these people really think that they can take on the USA and actually win? I guess we’ll shortly find out if all their bloviating about teaching the US a lesson isn’t just empty bluster.

  22. Leonidas

    July 21, 2010 at 3:04 pm

    The Korean peninsula has witnessed countless wars for thousands of years. Koreans are to Asia as Spartans are to Greeks. Foreign invasions, internal conflicts, family feuds, religious wars, Koreans have fought them all. Korean culture itself is based on war and conflict. Even the “code of Bushido” has Korean roots. Now in this generation the whole world is involved unlike before. The North and the South must end this bad blood through either peaceful negotiation or all-out war. Let the world be the referee because the games have already begun. AAAAAAA!!!!

  23. FYI

    July 20, 2010 at 5:11 pm

    To Lovejoy on the invention of Internet;

    The british computer scientist you mentioned did modernize the internet in 1989 and help bring it to what it is now (the World Wide Web). However the idea itself and the technology which made it possible was first published and demonstrated in the USA in 1974 after being developed by AMERICAN computer scientist Vinton Cerf. The system was used mainly for communication between universities and also government entities. The technology born out of more than a decade of US application, improvement, and refinement (mostly in California)allowed Timothy Berners-Lee to carry the ball further, but not invent it. To quote the man who started it all;
    “The design of the Internet was done in 1973 and published in 1974. There ensued about 10 years of hard work, resulting in the roll out of Internet in 1983. Prior to that, a number of demonstrations were made of the technology – such as the first three-network interconnection demonstrated in November 1977 linking SATNET, PRNET and ARPANET in a path leading from Menlo Park, CA to University College London and back to USC/ISI in Marina del Rey, CA.” . – Vinton Cerf

    How do ya like them apples buddy?

  24. Don't know their own strength...

    July 20, 2010 at 10:30 am

    When I was looking through the posters, the phrase that popped into my mind to describe the N. Korean government was that they “don’t know their own strength”… In Chinese that is. In English, the saying implies that they’re stronger than they think. In Chinese it means that they really don’t know how little strength/power they have.

    Honestly. The N. Korean government thinks that they can destroy the US? Even just looking at a satellite image of Asia at night. You can spot N. Korea because it’s that nice irregularly shaped black hole. You guys barely have electricity and you think you can destroy America??

    The thing is where you stand depends on what you know and what you’ve experienced.

    In the rural areas of N. Korea, boardering China, there’s a lot of illegal markets. The people there all had state jobs at one point, but the state never paid them any wages. In fact, the people PAID their supervisors to let them go find another means of living. You have to admit, Kim Jong Il fails pretty badly if you’re judging how well he takes care of his people…

    On the flip side, if you grew up in Pyongyang, in a family that had enough connections, you probably wouldn’t even know of life outside of the city. Growing up looking at posters like these, would you really understand what they mean? What they refer to? If you never knew anything different from what you experienced, never knew what it was like to have fresh vegetables in the winter, never knew that there was another option, what would you think?

    It reminds me of what a classmate said back in High School. When people see a child kept in a cage, they automatically go “OMG! We have to get that child out of that cage!” They don’t stop and ask the child if they want to get out of the cage. If that child has been in that cage since it was a baby and knew nothing else, it wouldn’t know that not being in a cage was better. Just because they don’t know (and therefore don’t want to leave the cage) doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t help them.

    In the US, an ailing, old, wretched, homeless person on the street probably wasn’t there their entire life. They probably have known what it’s like to be full, well rested, healthy etc. It’s because that they have these experiences that they’re so much more bitter.

    The US is the most powerful country in the world. And it’s not perfect. That makes it so much easier to pick at it.

    N. Korea… I seldom hear anything positive about it.
    It would be so much better if the N and S would just agree to be separate countries. But that can’t happen since both sides think the other belongs to them… though the South pushes it less since they know how poor the North is and it would be bad for their economy…which has been shaky of late (Thanks, North!).

    I also think that recent US intervetion is a bad idea… it’s like provoking and unstable person.

    War, in no way at all could possibly be beneicial for either of the Koreas. But if provoked, North would probably react violently (…speeding up the process of complete self destruction and bringing down who they can on the way).

    China has to learn how to make better decisions on who it affiliates with…

  25. Carl villa

    July 20, 2010 at 1:58 am

    The same thing it’s been happening for over 100 years. It’s about politics and religion. as long as congressmen take money” contributions” fron big corporations to get elected. we will create or start wars to make the rich richer and control goverments every where to profit from americans and people getting kill all over the world for ” campaign contributions” becuse politicians owe them. Have you guys ever aeen a ” poor politician in your lifetime” ???

  26. Where you sit

    July 19, 2010 at 9:49 pm

    It all depends on where you sit, really. If you’re sitting in jail for a thirty-year stretch for growing a plant, America doesn’t look that much better than North Korea. If you’re freezing to death in Detroit because you’re old and disabled and can’t pay your gas bill, the capitalist system doesn’t look that much better than any other economic system. If you’re one of the hundreds of thousands of people who grow up in America illiterate but adept at drug and property crime, you live in a kind of hell even the North Koreans can barely imagine. Now there will be lots of disagreements about why people sit where they sit. But no matter how much you explain away the phenomena according to individual choices, the reality is that a country keeping a good 5-10% of its population uneducated, underemployed, homeless, incarcerated, or enslaved to criminal gangs is going to have its homegrown detractors even if it is the best country ever. It’s too bad the overseas commitments we made in our zeal to stop first communism and then “terror” have sapped our strength and resolve to build a just and prosperous society at home.

  27. valdisfoxy

    July 19, 2010 at 6:00 pm

    I guess I should actully name a book if I’m going to implore people to read. Here’s a great one: “The Aquariums of Pyongyang: Ten Years in the North Korean Gulag” by Chol-hwan Kang and Pierre Rigoulot.

    While most of us in the 1980s and 1990s were enjoying bad hair, cheesy music, video games or the simple freedom of youth, Mr. Kang–a 10-year-old boy at the time–and his whole family were rewarded by the DPRK for returning from Japan (with their sizable fortune) to live in the North by being tossed into a gulag for years. Read his book and compare whatever you were up to at that time to Mr. Kang’s existance. If nothing else, it will make you appreciate practically ANY country you may have been growing up in at the time!

  28. valdisfoxy

    July 19, 2010 at 5:48 pm

    Good lord… stay on topic, folks. These fascinating posters–which are modern, current–give a rare artistic peek into the official mind of the world’s most secretive and paranoid states. Rather than launch into inane, profane diatribes about Communism vs. Capialism, or the U.S. vs. Europe, or Patriots vs. Contrarians, try learning more about the DPRK itself. Most reliable accounts–those from the North Koreans themselves, ones fortunate enough to escape to China or the South, and those few NGOs who serrupticiously sneak out bits and pieces of information–tell of famine, corruption, repression, depirvation, brutality, secrecy, paranoia and death that very few people in the developed or even developing workd can even begin to imagine. The cartoonish Stalinist dictatorship is actually a synonym for “most repressive state you can think of,” but it’s no show, and no joke. All the hot air comparing countries or economic systems or war legacies here seems misplaced. The fact remains that Koreans living under the DPRK, save for a tiny elite with no interest in changing the status quo, live in desperate poverty, under brutal repression and within a bubble of nearly airtight, propoganda-controlled reality imposed from birth. The images are shocking, provocative and biased because they are intended to be. Read some decent books on North Korea, or at least watch the “Welcome to North Korea” documentary online, filmed on location by heavily escorted Western tourists. You’ll soon be confronted with a profoundly bleak picture, one that transcends most politics or worldviews…unless you’re that aforementioned DPRK elite and their sympathizers. In that case, feel free to be angry at having that government’s homicidal paranoia and near-total economic failure pointed out. Most of us, sitting here on the outside, can only sit and wonder what goes in in what some call the “world’s largest gulag.” But we know enough, enough to justify whatever disgust you feel for the “Great Leader,” one of the most successful personality cults of the last century, or his equally repulsive and brutish offspring, the “Dear Leader.” a pro tip, be sure to have a happier book or vid at the ready when you’re done researching the experience of the people in North, you’ll need it.

  29. Kevin

    July 18, 2010 at 3:21 pm

    All Western countries represent these days is special rights for women. Unfortunately, most Western men have been feminized to the point that they think this is normal. The good news though is that the West is becoming increasingly run by women and completely feminized men. And when the transformation is complete, it will not end well for the West. So, enjoy your special unappreciated rights while you have them….

  30. john wilkinson

    July 17, 2010 at 10:20 pm

    “Next time you’re in Starbucks sipping your latte whining about how mean and unfair America is, try to remember that if you actually lived in the socialist ideal, you wouldn’t be allowed to complain at all.”

    The difference between North Korea and the US is, in NK the police will tell you you don’t have a right to speak your mind. Here in the US, it is the ordinary people who will tell you that you don’t have a right to your own opinion (“if you don’t like it here, move to North Korea”), and then in the same breath extoll the virtues of democracy and freedom that so obviously flourish here. I am wondering why we even need the police in this country.

  31. ish

    July 17, 2010 at 8:17 pm

    Oooh some of these are new to me. I run a piece of anti-American propaganda every other day on my blog. It’s a nice reality check.

    http://thecahokian.blogspot.com/search/label/anti-Americana

  32. Chack

    July 17, 2010 at 2:21 pm

    I believe I saw that goat poster as the background on the wrapper of a delicious corn-flavored ice cream bar in China. Makes me want to raise goats with even more passion :).

  33. patriot

    July 17, 2010 at 11:52 am

    the north is only a small piece of the puzzle. because of the actions of past members of the federation we are all going to suffer. We are complacent in our ideas and erogant in our ways, and that is exactly what is going to get north America destroyed in the future. We are to dependant, we are weak and asia has to much stake in our own economy. they have been preparing for years while we fall into dissallusion and become prey. who is really going to fight for our land when they come, think about it. pictures are worth a thousand words and so much more. We can all joke about the situation but in reality when they come no person will be laughing especially with a gun to their head and the enemy looking them in the eye! The art of war is deception, destory from within conquer from without.

  34. alex karas

    July 17, 2010 at 6:46 am

    Vietnam agent orange,blanket bombing Cambodia,CIA 1950ties to interfere Iran’s democratically elected prime minister,nuclear bombing Japan,considering to nuclear bomb China,Iraq Afghanistan invasion now considering to attack Iran,closing one eye to Israel’s state illegal activities.
    If North Korea know all these and tell his own people so where is the problem? Is it not true?
    North avoid invasion by USA today because of Nuclear Bomb.
    Can anyone denied this?
    If Iranians not developing nuclear bomb after all these they must be a stupids.
    Do we think Iran is stupid ? I don’t think so.

  35. George

    July 16, 2010 at 8:38 pm

    the NK soldiers in these posters are hot. shame they are all shorter than south koreans due to malnutrition.

  36. bortman

    July 16, 2010 at 4:48 pm

    mmm… that goat looks delicious!!!

    btw… I heard kim jong il golfed an even more amazing 14 stroke round… with a two stroke water ball penalty!!! the guy is simply amazing…
    it went something like this; caddy “kim shot an 8 on that hole” – cut to body guard putting 8 holes in caddy – new caddy “I think that was -8 on that hole” – smiles all around

  37. Taras

    July 16, 2010 at 2:05 pm

    I wonder if North Korea has a problem with illegal immigration…probably not. People actual try to escape.
    I don’t see anyone trying to escape the US. You don’t have to escape…you are free to leave. I am an immigrant. Came here in 55. No place else I’d rather be.
    N. Korea claims to a utopian society. For all you morons looking for utopia. Please go.

  38. Leonidas

    July 15, 2010 at 5:13 pm

    re:”?? ?? ??” Do you even know the definition of revolution? Do you know what causes it? If not, don’t represent something you know nothing about. If you were really from the DPRK, you would not be wasting your effort at this site…….

  39. ?? ?? ??

    July 9, 2010 at 2:15 pm

    I just break through firewall of DPRK and come to this site. Let the others know I am start the revolution. ????? ??? ??? ????? ?? ??? ???!!

  40. mehdi.qom city.iran country

    June 28, 2010 at 7:45 pm

    down with umited states…down with israel…down with zionism…down with england…down with sarkozy…down with europ…hello to islamic republic…hello to sayed ali khamenei

  41. devin

    June 28, 2010 at 10:23 am

    No Christian slant on the goat poster, obviuos shout out to the devil, Kim Il HIM :^ Holla

  42. lovejoy

    June 13, 2010 at 6:29 pm

    @waalms – the internet is a british invention mate. how d’ya like them apples x

  43. raz

    June 7, 2010 at 5:58 pm

    The above examples seem like bad copies of chinese propaganda art which is a whole lot more colorful and imaginative.

  44. Malian

    June 7, 2010 at 4:21 pm

    And how many people died during the 90s from mass starvation during The Arduous March? Even as foreign aid flooded in, the goods were being sold on the black market. So much for Communism. Some say upwards of 2 million died in the years between 95 and 98, although we will never know as the North Korean Democratic Republic was and still not known for its transparency.

  45. jordan

    June 2, 2010 at 1:03 pm

    i hate North Korea and their skrewed up leader

  46. Leonidas

    May 22, 2010 at 3:18 pm

    This is for the individual who named himself [or herself], NK CHAIRMAN. SEARCH YOUR SOUL. You are a poser: posing as a North Korean. If you were really from North Korea, you would be doing a lot more than sitting at your computer and praising insanity at this deposit of knowledge. I can bet money that your comments were given birth within you the moment you saw the wrong Korean movie. My friend or enemy [your choice], call yourself something other than “NK Chairman” and please [for the sake of decency] refrain yourself from praising a dictator that you know nothing about. Do you even know how North Korean soldiers and sailors salute each other?

  47. Leonidas

    May 22, 2010 at 2:51 pm

    How can you say such comments, Kim Il-Sung. Obviously, you were raised in a “free” liberal democracy [such as the U.S.] to have the freedom to say what you say. SEARCH YOUR SOUL. North Korea is not a true socialist utopia. It is a twisted form of communism, a stalinist monarchy. The man you named yourself after [Kim Il-Sung] passed on the reins of his country to his own son, Kim Jong-il. That’s where the word monarchy comes in. If you call this nightmare a utopia, you are at war within yourself. This regime is a total contradiction to what Karl Marx envisioned. By the way, the scraps off the capitalist’s table is more nourishing than the scraps off a dictator’s table. You should know this since you have the energy to express yourself.

  48. Obbop

    May 19, 2010 at 6:26 pm

    Back in my high school years, so very very long ago… decades past, a friend had pet goat.

    He was friendly and playful and we enjoyed visiting him and he enjoyed our visits.

    A thumbs up to goatdom.

  49. Essence

    May 13, 2010 at 5:50 pm

    It so efficent to have these, for my benifit. I am doing a project/ report/ debate in school. The task is to convince the UN to give an extra 25,0000 dollars to a country. My group is Sudan. We have to give a reason on why the other countries shouldnt recive the money for the debate section. this does us justice because all we have to do it show these propagandas and say, ” Isnt this the country that wants the United States to give them money for their own economic good? Well would you give money to a country who takes time to make these?!” yeah eventhough they have a point, it will still help me.

  50. Mark

    May 7, 2010 at 12:03 pm

    Everyone loves to hate the popular kid.

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