Most secretive nations in the world

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    I have seen tons of photos of people feeling honor, touchingly taking photos with or holding the Kim's and wherever he goes, a group of people mostly in uniform surrounding him with pens and notebooks in their hands. Do they have to write down every words he says?

    I have one question, WHAT ARE THE BIG DEALS???
     
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    Even a fart is a big deal from the great leader, history have proven that to be the case. :p
     
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    North Korean leader Kim Jong-un visits the Kumsusan Palace of the Sun to mark the 21st anniversary of the death of founder Kim Il-sung
    Picture: KCNA via Reuters


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    It is a HUGE deal.. want to know why?
    .. because if you do not have you lil handy dandy notebook and a #2 pencil jotting something down while Dear Great Leadar is talking, you and your entire family will get an all expense paid vacation to some scenic mountain resort with daily massages and free education.
     
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    ...or you may get to know his pet Dobermans. Or something like that.

    More seriously, in a regime where the der leaders wants to be treated like a deity, and acts like one (whether he actually calls himself on or not is immaterial), and where numerous people are disappeared for the most arcane reasons...yes, people are going to jot down every word, smile a lot, tell him how great he is, and generally fawn all over the man.

    IMHO, ultimately what goes around comes around. Despite all the power...when you deal with people and their entire families as he does, invariably there are going to be those who will seek payback, and be very patient about getting it...and they may wait years to get it.

    As with all else...time will tell.
     
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    North Korean leader Kim Jong-un (C, front row) poses for a photo with a group of North Korean diplomats and ambassadors stationed abroad at an undisclosed locaton in North Korea
    Picture: EPA/RODONG SINMUN


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    North Korean leader Kim Jon-un (C) visits the Kumsusan Palace of the Sun in Pyongyang to pay tribute to late leaders Kim Il-sung and Kim Jong-il, and to commemorate the 62nd anniversary of the ending of the Korean War.
    Picture: AFP PHOTO / KCNA via KNS REPUBLIC OF KOREA


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    Most difficult Countries to get Visas

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    North Korea
    The DPRK is one of the toughest places to get a visa. South Korean tourists are not permitted in the north. Potential tourists from Israel, America and Japan may face difficulties. Even those that can get in, whatever their nationality, face being escorted by North Korean ‘guides’ throughout their stay. UK citizens can apply via the embassy in London, although if you're a journalist, prepare to be disappointed.


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    Angol
    Long processing time is the biggest problem in this beautiful West African country (allow eight weeks); but there are also plenty of fines for those who do not obey their visa conditions. If you do not provide evidence of a yellow fever vaccination, you will be vaccinated at the airport.


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    Iran
    All visas need to be approved by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Tehran, which can be a lengthy process, during which time you’ll get little feedback about what’s holding up the application. British and American passport holders face being fingerprinted on arrival.


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    Saudi Arabia
    Tourist visas can be difficult to acquire, especially if visiting Jeddah and Medina during Hajj, when non-Muslims will be quizzed on why they are travelling. If you have been to Israel, there's a chance Saudi Arabia will refuse access to you. Women entering the country alone must be met by a sponsor or male relative, due to the kingdom's strict laws governing women.


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    Sudan
    If you have an Israeli visa stamp in your passport then you’ll be denied entry, regardless as to whether it's valid or expired. You must register with the Aliens Department at the Ministry of Interior within three days of arriving in the country.



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    North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un watches an air display given by the Korean People's Army during a visit to Kalma Airport
    Picture: Xinhua /Landov / Barcroft Media


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    North Korean leader Kim Jong-un offers some pearls of wisdom (or field-guidance) during his visit to the newly-built Pyongyang Home for the Aged
    Picture: REUTERS/KCNA


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    Kim looks quite impressed with the bathroom facilities at the rest home
    Picture: REUTERS/KCNA


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