The North Korean Government Explained

The North Korean Government Explained

How Powerful Is Facebook? http://bit.ly/1Hdg0rs » Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe Charities have received large donations from the deep pockets of billionaires. So which philanthropists have donated the most to charity? Learn More: Mark Zuckerberg Will Donate Massive Fortune to Own Blinkered Worldview http://gawker.com/mark-zuckerberg-will-donate-massive-fortune-to-own-blin-1745573343 "In a savvy PR maneuver, today Mark Zuckerberg used the birth of his daughter Max to advertise to the world the fact that he's decided to give away 99% of his Facebook shares (roughly $45 billion today) to charity (over the course of the rest of his life, not all at once)." Top 10 Largest Private Charitable Foundations In The World Created By Richest People For 2015 http://ceoworld.biz/2015/08/03/top-10-largest-private-charitable-foundations-in-the-world-created-by-richest-people-for-2015 "The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation ((BMGF), established by Bill and Melinda Gates tops the list of the 10 largest private charitable foundations led by the World's richest people, according to a study of philanthropies created by ultra-high-net-worth individuals. " 10 more billionaires join Buffett-Gates Giving Pledge http://money.cnn.com/2015/06/02/news/companies/giving-pledge-billionaires-buffett-gates/ "They signed the Giving Pledge -- an effort started in 2010 by Warren Buffett and Bill and Melinda Gates -- to encourage billionaires to commit to giving away most of their money either during their lifetimes or in their wills." Music Track Courtesy of APM Music: "Make A Promise" _________________________ NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. More from NowThis: » Tweet @NowThisNews on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/News_Twitter » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Like NowThis World on Facebook: https://go.nowth.is/World_Facebook » Connect with Judah: Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah » Connect with Versha: Follow @versharma on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld

I Escaped North Korea. Here’s My Message for President Trump. | NYT - Opinion

I Escaped North Korea. Here’s My Message for President Trump. | NYT - Opinion

Yeonmi Park and her family suffered tragically under the North Korean regime. Now she’s urging the United States to pressure Kim Jong-un to end the holocaust against his own people. More from The New York Times Video: Subscribe: http://bit.ly/U8Ys7n Watch all of our videos here: http://nytimes.com/video Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nytvideo Twitter: https://twitter.com/nytvideo ---------- Whether it's reporting on conflicts abroad and political divisions at home, or covering the latest style trends and scientific developments, New York Times video journalists provide a revealing and unforgettable view of the world. It's all the news that's fit to watch.

How the Kim Dynasty Took Over North Korea | History

How the Kim Dynasty Took Over North Korea | History

North Korea hasn’t always been under the totalitarian rule of the Kim regime. Foreign enablers and internal strife have completely reshaped the region over the last 100+ years, transforming a once-peaceful monarchy into the oppressive dictatorship we know today. #HistoryChannel Subscribe for more HISTORY: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=historychannel Newsletter: https://www.history.com/newsletter Website - http://www.history.com /posts Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/History Twitter - https://twitter.com/history HISTORY Topical Video Season 1 Whether you're looking for more on American Revolution battles, WWII generals, architectural wonders, secrets of the ancient world, U.S. presidents, Civil War leaders, famous explorers or the stories behind your favorite holidays. HISTORY;, now reaching more than 98 million homes, is the leading destination for award-winning original series and specials that connect viewers with history in an informative, immersive, and entertaining manner across all platforms. The network’s all-original programming slate features a roster of hit series, epic miniseries, and scripted event programming. Visit us at HISTORY.com for more info.

Inside the North Korean Worker's Party Congress

Inside the North Korean Worker's Party Congress

Will Ripley takes us inside the Worker's Party Congress in Pyongyang. CNN was granted unprecedented access to the party's first meeting in 36 years.

How North Korea Is Using Smartphones as Weapons of Mass Surveillance

How North Korea Is Using Smartphones as Weapons of Mass Surveillance

As smartphones and mobile devices become more common in North Korea, technology isn’t just improving communication; it’s giving the government a powerful tool to spy on its people. The Wall Street Journal investigates Pyongyang’s sophisticated surveillance technologies. Photo: Paolo Bosonin Don’t miss a WSJ video, subscribe here: http://bit.ly/14Q81Xy More from the Wall Street Journal: Visit WSJ.com: http://www.wsj.com Visit the WSJ Video Center: https://wsj.com/video On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pg/wsj/videos/ On Twitter: https://twitter.com/WSJ On Snapchat: https://on.wsj.com/2ratjSM

North Korea’s Kim Dynasty Explained

North Korea’s Kim Dynasty Explained

The North Korean Government Explained https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uGCodBnM2hI » Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe North Korea's Kim dynasty is known for its discreet, but repressive, governance. So what exactly do we know about this ruling family? Learn More: The Guardian: North Korea's Kim Dynasty: the Making of a Personality Cult https://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/feb/16/north-korea-kim-jong-il-birthday PBS: In the Land of the Dear Leader http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/kim/them/schell.html ABC: The Kims of North Korea: How Myth and Propaganda Sustain a Family Dynasty http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-11-02/family-dynasties-why-are-the-kims-still-in-power/7984320 Music Track Courtesy of APM Music: "Accused" More from NowThis: » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. Like NowThis World on Facebook: https://go.nowth.is/World_Facebook Connect with Versha: Follow @versharma on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld Written by: Jennie Butler Edited by: Alex Esteves Produced by: Cailyn Bradley, Semany Gashaw & Lauren Ellis

The Unusual Logic of North Korea's Fake Elections

The Unusual Logic of North Korea's Fake Elections

North Korea held its first parliamentary election since the succession of Kim Jong-Un on Sunday -- an election with one name per ballot. Via The Foreign Bureau, WSJ's global news update. Subscribe to the WSJ channel here: http://bit.ly/14Q81Xy Visit the WSJ channel for more video: https://www.youtube.com/wsjdigitalnetwork More from the Wall Street Journal: Visit WSJ.com: http://online.wsj.com/home-page Follow WSJ on Facebok: http://www.facebook.com/wsjlive Follow WSJ on Google+: https://plus.google.com/+wsj/posts Follow WSJ on Twitter: https://twitter.com/WSJLive Follow WSJ on Instagram: http://instagram.com/wsj Follow WSJ on Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/wsj/ Follow WSJ on Tumblr: http://www.tumblr.com/tagged/wall-street-journal Don’t miss a WSJ video, subscribe here: http://bit.ly/14Q81Xy More from the Wall Street Journal: Visit WSJ.com: http://www.wsj.com Visit the WSJ Video Center: https://wsj.com/video On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pg/wsj/videos/ On Twitter: https://twitter.com/WSJ On Snapchat: https://on.wsj.com/2ratjSM

Why North Korea Agreed To Meet With Trump

Why North Korea Agreed To Meet With Trump

Ji Seong-ho is a North Korean defector currently residing in South Korea. He now runs an organization 'NAUH' helping other North Koreans escape. Here's why he thinks North Korea suddenly agreed to a meeting with Trump. Below is the following transcript: Ji Seong-ho: North Korea is simply trying to buy more time. They aren't willing to give up their nuclear program but are growing weary of the joint military exercises and the anger of the American public and its government. The same goes for Trump's government. To ensure the security of the nation, negotiating with North Korea concerning their nuclear program and disarming this threat is their highest priority. And it's come to ap oint where they feel the need to take real action against North Korea. And this is troubling new for North Korea and they are quite scared as well. In reality, if you take a look at North Korea, it's the government that's afraid of staring a war, not the people. The people can survive through wars but the North Korean government survives by exploiting its people and bullying other countries. It's a good life for them but starting a war would endanger all of that, not to mention their lives. Although North Korea likes to brag about their successful missile launches and nuclear tests, they still need more time to complete their program. I think this meeting is to buy that very time. Also Kim Jong-Un is being pressured to make a move as the public sentiment towards him is very bad. Kim Jong-Un promised his people a paradise to live in in just five years. His father said the same thing and so did his father before him. The people were unsure whether he could be trusted but gave him a chance nonetheless. In the end, Kim Jong-Un couldn't keep his promise. On top of that, the trade sanctions have increased the living costs and made the lives harder for the people. To these people who are used to surviving without aid from their government, they can't understand its obsession with the nuclear program. And Kim Jong-Un has to resolve this by making a cooperative gesture towards the world. Last year, after their sixth successful test, they declared themselves a nuclear power and promised the end of famine for all its people. Less than a week later, they contradicted themselves by warning people of another possible famine in the near-future. People are growing upset over the incompetence of their government. People are pressuring the government to take real actions and Kim Jong-Un tried to ease this tension at home during the PyeongChang Winter Olympics, gesturing for harmony with South Korea and giving people hopes for more foreign aids and increase in their quality of lives. With everyone having different agendas for this meeting, everything depends on North Korea's attitude. I think for a change to come out of this meeting, North Korea must accept its own mistakes and be open to ending their nuclear program. -------------------------------------------------- Follow Business Insider on Twitter: https://twitter.com/businessinsider Follow BI on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/businessinsider/ Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/ -------------------------------------------------- Business Insider is the fastest growing business news site in the US. Our mission: to tell you all you need to know about the big world around you. The BI Video team focuses on technology, strategy and science with an emphasis on unique storytelling and data that appeals to the next generation of leaders – the digital generation.

Visiting North Korea | DW Documentary

Visiting North Korea | DW Documentary

Few tourists manage to peek behind the iron curtain of North Korea's dictatorship. But the journalist Luca Faccio managed to visit Kim Jong Un's regime. Anyone venturing behind the world’s last Iron Curtain into North Korea will experience a very different country to the one we know only through the usual images of rocket launches and mass rallies. The country is ruled by the dictator Kim Jong Un, whom the people worship - or are made to worship - as a god-like father figure. Little is known about daily life in North Korea, because all images that reach the outside world have been censored by the government. Visitors rarely see evidence of oppression, enforced conformity and starvation in the rural population. Still, journalist Luca Faccio is able to offer some interesting insights into the isolated country - although, of course, government watchdogs are on his heels everywhere he goes. _______ Exciting, powerful and informative – DW Documentary is always close to current affairs and international events. Our eclectic mix of award-winning films and reports take you straight to the heart of the story. Dive into different cultures, journey across distant lands, and discover the inner workings of modern-day life. Subscribe and explore the world around you – every day, one DW Documentary at a time. Subscribe to DW Documentary: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCW39zufHfsuGgpLviKh297Q?sub_confirmation=1# For more information visit: http://www.dw.com/documentaries Instagram https://www.instagram.com/dwdocumentary/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dw.stories DW netiquette policy: http://www.dw.com/en/dws-netiquette-policy/a-5300954

CNN's exclusive look inside North Korea's schoo...

CNN's exclusive look inside North Korea's schoo...

In North Korea a university education is free and students are taught from a very young age to abide by the system of government. CNN's Will Ripley reports.

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