Originally posted by EspyderMan
reply to post by muzzleflash
Propaganda about NK indicates they are starving, yet they can build this?
And according to Worldpress.org
their birth/death rates in NK are:
Birth rate: 14.51 births/1,000 population (2011 est.)
Death rate: 9.08 deaths/1,000 population (July 2011 est.)
Compare with India: wiki
Birth rate 21.76 births/1,000 population (2009 est.)
Death rate 6.4 deaths/1,000 population (2009 est.)
Death rate 8.38 deaths/1,000 population (July 2010 est.)
Death rate 14.3 deaths/1,000 population (2010)
According to this demographic list of death rates
, most nations are doing worse off, especially '3rd
world' nations such as many throughout Africa. Death rates are between 10-25 per 1000 in many of those locations.
Also nations like India or those throughout the 3rd world have poverty rates above 20-25% , which is terrible. However I cannot find any data on the
poverty rate in North Korea, I wonder why? Dare I say it's because it's pretty low and thus needs to be hidden to protect the propaganda that is being
spread against them?
What about life expectancy and literacy rates? Those are also good gauges of their society that may help us determine exactly how poor they are doing
NK's Literacy rates:
total population: 99%
Literacy rate 71.7%
total population: 28.1%
total population: 77%
total population: 97.1%
And some nations are dismal like Niger
total population: 28.7%
Most of Africa is between 25-60% literacy.
South American nations are between 70-90% roughly.
Life expectancy rates:
And according to this list, NK is at 67.3 average for the total pop : wiki life
They are above the global average by a slight bit.
They are ahead of India ( 64.7 ), Russia ( 65.5 ), and way ahead of the dismal rates throughout Africa and other 3rd world locations.
These numbers tell me that things in North Korea are a lot better than the media claims they are. I would wager a bet that they are not starving as
badly as they are portrayed. (Political Bias).
It appears to me that starvation is a bigger problem in half of the world's population especially in 3rd world locations such as Africa or other
edit on 14-12-2011 by muzzleflash because: (no reason given)
edit on 14-12-2011 by muzzleflash because: (no