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What North Korea is spending a fortune on may shock you

Lovemoney Logo By Tom Belger of Lovemoney | Slide 1 of 25: Living conditions are dismal for many ordinary people in North Korea, which has been run by an authoritarian, communist regime since 1948. Around 70% of the population do not have enough to eat and many rely on global food aid. Yet this has not stopped Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un splashing out on vanity projects, aimed more at shoring up support or showing off than meeting his people’s needs. Here are the eye-catching ways he spends his regime’s money.

Kim Jong-un's vanity projects

Living conditions are dismal for many ordinary people in North Korea, which has been run by an authoritarian, communist regime since 1948. Around 70% of the population do not have enough to eat and many rely on global food aid. Yet this has not stopped Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un splashing out on vanity projects, aimed more at shoring up support or showing off than meeting his people’s needs. Here are the eye-catching ways he spends his regime’s money.
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