Top 10 Everyday Activities that are Illegal in North Korea

The Top Ten

1 Surfing the Web

Kwangmyong is the North Korean internet -- its dial up. It's only in libraries, universities and other organisations throughout the country. I suppose few have it at home possibly in the capital.

That's why I can't live there (along with many other reasons)

Its probably legal in the capital, its legal to drive in the capital.

I hate North Korea because of this.

2 Pornography

NK Logic:
Male soldiers sexually assaulting/harassing female soldiers who have no choice but to put up with it - completely fine
Watching porn - you deserve to be executed - RoseWeasley

North Korea is right for making the illegal. I bet people who dislike this comment watch it themselves. - BlueTopazIceVanilla

Porn isn't even entertaining at all. Not much of a thing for it to be banned.

When you watched porn in North Korea, you will be executed. That's a fact - Delgia2k

3 Driving

Less than 1/1000 of the DPRK population owns a car. Talk about "that doesn't even make any damn sense! " - NigelKnightwalker

Why...? I mean, it's to get to work quicker, it would help them! - ToptenPizza

I read that people can only drive if they live in Pyongyang.

Only government state officials can drive - Bearskater13

4 Traveling Abroad

Sad... That's why I don't like DPRK that much. I hope they'd open their country more.

5 Saying Kim Jong Un is Fat


6 Playing Music

Is there even a North Korean word for "music"?

They actually have their version of music. It's called NK pop - CartoonistKing

I don't know

Unless it’s K-pop I guess. - Userguy44

7 International Calls

Some guy in NK did this and was executed by firing squad. And I think this list was from Alltime10s.

8 Making Fun of President

He deserves to be mocked for his actions!

Kill Kim! They didn't celebrate his 34th Birthday this year, maybe the citizens are become more sane! Someone Kill Kim!

North Koreans think leader as a god not made fun at

9 Choosing a Different Haircut That's Not in the 28 that are Legal

Now its 15 haircuts that are legal

10 Practicing Religion

Normal for every communist country out there.

The Contenders

11 Not Voting

It's every five years the election.
2019 was the latest.

And its illegal to vote for another person, they all have to vote for the same one.

12 Watching Television

According to wikipedia they have these channels
1. Korean Central Television
2. Mansudae Television
3. Ryongnamsan Television
4. Sport Television
According to wikipedia they had a television series in 1980 called A New Spring in Sokgaeul which was a drama.

It's illegal

Um... never mind. I guess watching T.V. isn't good anyway! I don't watch it a lot anymore though.

Only state propaganda is allowed to watch.they only have 3 channels - Bearskater13

13 Drinking Alcohol

I heard during the 100-day funeral of Kim Jong Il, some DPRK military guy was caught knocking back a few and executed with a mortar round...yikes! - NigelKnightwalker

This is a very good rule, it should really be banned, North Korea has done the only good thing

DPRK_Rocks you probably live in the capital Pyongyang, seeing as you said about traffic jams and nearly everything is probably legal there. Everywhere else in North Korea its illegal to drive, use the internet, drink alcohol.

I think that it's legal during holidays though. - NicholasYellow

14 Wearing Jeans
15 Watching South Korean Movies

I know this makes me sound like one of those losers, but like this if South Korea is better than North Korea.

Stupid and racist.


16 Criticizing the Government
17 Saying Anything Negative About Kim Jong Un

That's typical for a lot of communist countries... - NigelKnightwalker

18 Tourists Can't Talk to Anyone Who Lives in North Korea

Even though you wouldn't even understand a single word sorry. Just watch the news when North Korea comes on.

19 Trying to Leave the Country

It's a cult.
Vote for the leader only.
If you are a North Korean citizen you have to worship the leader
Citizens are brainwashed to not know anything outside and are deluded into things that are not true.

Some call North Korea a "prison", and this law is the reason why.

20 Gaming

Yeah it does. You cannot bring your Nintendo Switch.

Banning Nintendo Pisses me off so much!

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