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What Kim Jong-un is spending on as North Korea starves

Lovemoney Logo By lovemoney staff of Lovemoney | Slide 1 of 26: Living conditions are dismal for many ordinary people in North Korea, which has been run by an authoritarian, communist regime since 1948. Over the years, Kim Jong-un has spent huge amounts of money on a weapons program and many other vanity projects, aimed more at shoring up support or showing off than meeting the needs of his people, who are now battling an outbreak of COVID-19 as well as often extreme poverty. Read on through the unbelievable ways Kim Jong-un spends his regime’s money.

Kim Jong-un's spectacularly reckless spending

Living conditions are dismal for many ordinary people in North Korea, which has been run by an authoritarian, communist regime since 1948. Over the years, Kim Jong-un has spent huge amounts of money on a weapons program and many other vanity projects, aimed more at shoring up support or showing off than meeting the needs of his people, who are now battling an outbreak of COVID-19 as well as often extreme poverty. Read on through the unbelievable ways Kim Jong-un spends his regime’s money.
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