Check Out These Twisted North Korean Propaganda Posters

North Korea

As conflicting reports on food shortages pour from North Korea, the most telling indicator that troubles may actually loom are the introduction of two new propaganda posters.

The release of the new banners coincides with the beginning of the country’s harvest season and are a stark contrast to actual North Korean life.

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The first poster depicts a smiling man with a hand scythe reaping a field of grain and the second a North Korean before the city of Pyongyang with the caption “Let’s develop Pyongyang, the capital city of revolution, into a world-class city!”

Nicholas Eberstadt, from the Henry Wendt Scholar in Political Economy at the American Enterprise Institute told The Daily Caller that because of the smoke and mirror propoganda that is the DPRK, the posters likely imply the opposite of what they depict — that the country is having a big harvest problem — and leaders are worried about industrial growth in Pyongyang.

There is no doubt that expectations are high for next years vastly hyped 100th anniversary of the birth of Kim Il Sung. The country just announced its plans to finally complete the Ryugyong Hotel project begun in 1987, to coincide with the celebration. But the North is far from being as strong or prosperous as it wishes to appear.

The new posters led us to consider North Korean propoganda at large and we’ve put up more than a dozen banners here for consideration. Several come from North Korean Posters, by David Heather and Koen de Ceuster.

Let's all go for harvesting!

Let's develop Pyongyang, the capital city of revolution, into a world-class city

Death to U.S. imperialists, our sworn enemy!

When provoking a war of aggression, we will hit back, beginning with the U.S.

Wicked Man

When we say we will, we will. We do not talk idly.

The U.S. is truly an axis of evil

Do not forget the U.S. imperialist wolves!

Work and live with the mind and spirit of Pegasus!

Let's extensively raise goats in all families!

Let's drive the U.S. imperialists out and reunite the fatherland!

Prevention and more prevention. Let's fully establish a veterinary system for the prevention of epidemics!

Though the dog barks the procession moves on!

Propoganda posters seem to be everywhere in North Korea

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