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Monday, September 19, 2011

Comparing North and South Korea at the DMZ: A Video I Took This Month

Pictured above are North Korea (top) and South Korea (bottom) at an observation post on the South Korean side of the demilitarized border zone. See a difference?

I also took the following video at the border of North and South Korea while visiting family earlier this month. (The sound gets better if you can wait out the first few seconds of wind.)

From my vantage point, the authoritarian North appeared to be a mostly empty wilderness, while the much freer South was thriving with an impressive and vast skyline, housing hundreds of thousands of affluent people in modern conditions.

Looking across a river into one of the world's most oppressed and impoverished countries was an experience that will likely continue to haunt me.

Wes Messamore,
Editor in Chief, THL
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