North Korea and South Korea

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After the war between North Korea and South Korea the North stayed communist but the South went back to its natural state meaning that it was not communist.

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Well, North Korea and South Korea went to war in the late 40's or early 50's (before then, Korea was one whole country.). The economy and government are very different between the two countries. South Korea is a perfectly good country. They have cell phones and cars and internet and they're a democracy (things you probably take for granted if you live in the US or Canada or South Korea or pretty much any other free country). But in North Korea things are different. Kim Jong ll rules over North Korea. In North Korea, people are pretty much brainwashed from a young age that the ruler of the country is always right, no matter what, and there's nothing you can do about that. North Korea doesn't have internet, and even though there's a few buses there, there's no such thing as a traffic jam there. They just started allowing cell phones, only a few people have them. International calls and texts aren't allowed. North Korea is basically a country that's closed off from the rest of the world. It's very difficult to leave the country. You might not be able to leave without a good reason, and if you do get to leave you might not be able to come back. It's pretty hard to travel there too- you can't just hop on a plane and fly there. Of course people do escape from time to time- but most people don't even try, don't even think about trying, because since most North Koreans are 'brainwashed,' they don't even realize that life is way better other places.
There's a borderline between North and South Korea. It's about two miles long. Doesn't seem very long, right? You could run two miles in twenty minutes. You could bike two miles in ten, probably less. You could drive two miles in two minutes. But the borderline is…...

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