How North Korean Propaganda Depicts, And Distorts, America

Published August 19, 2015
Updated May 1, 2019
Published August 19, 2015
Updated May 1, 2019

North Korean Propaganda Today

North Korea Soldier Roar

“Fight compulsion with hard hits, punishment with ruthless payback.” Source: AfterShock

While the North Koreans who grew up during the war are now middle-aged, their grandchildren are currently indoctrinated into anti-Americanism as early as kindergarten, if not sooner. In 2012, three Associated Press reporters were allowed into a kindergarten in the North Korean capital of Pyongyang.

They found shelves holding toy tanks and rifles, and walls decorated with the kids’ crayon drawings of North Korean soldiers killing American ones. They learned that, on the playground, “mignuk nom” (“American bastard”) is the worst taunt one can utter and that a common game is to attack a dummy of an American soldier with batons and stones. And, of course, they found propaganda posters (in addition to some of the ones above):

North Korean Propaganda Children
North Korean Propaganda Youth
North Korean Propaganda Kindergarten
North Korea Teaching Hate
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Whether North Korean propaganda's intended audience is children or adults, many of the fundamental messages remain the same:

North Korean Propaganda Attack
North Korean Propaganda Rifles
North Korean Propaganda Tank
North Korean Propaganda Punch
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John Kuroski
John Kuroski is the Managing Editor of All That Is Interesting.