Since then, North Korea has remained cut from the rest of the world and distanced itself from the traditional communism, to establish its own kind of communism called: the Juche. This country claims to be a self-reliant socialist state holding democratic elections. But in fact critics describe this country as a totalitarian dictatorship with common points to a Stalinist state as proved by the cult of personality surrounding Kim II - Sung and his family. Since 2011, the actual leader is Kim Jong Un proved to be a true instable and paranoid authoritarian leader.
Propaganda around Kim II - Sung
The country remains poorly developed, and we can find clues of that directly on google earth by looking at the satellite vision at night over the Pacific Asia: In fact instead of being enlightened like its neighboring countries, North Korea is in a deep darkness.
Google Earth's Satellite view at night
Numerous clues also prove that the population lives in dire poverty and suffers dramatically from a total lack of freedom. North Korea has actually been the target of of an incredible amount of condemnations from the United Nation's Security Council for non respect of human rights. However the country remains mute on this subject and no clues of improvements have been found.
In order to have more details about North Korea's history and actual issues. We invite you to watch this video made by Vox Explains.
North Korea and the nuclear power: Kim Jong Un's televised adress