How Would You Escape North Korea? (The 7 Choices)

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  • Published on:  Wednesday, March 15, 2017
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    If you were living in North Korea right now - trying to survive on a diet of rats, grass, soil and tree bark, quenching your thirst by drinking out of mud puddles in the ground - what would you do?

    There's also the conceivable chance of being sent to a political prison camp for years on end just because you innocently thought out loud one day to a bunch of friends (North Korean propaganda is strong), where you are then beaten, tortured, and left so hungry that you are forced to dig and consume the grains out of faeces, or the maggots from dead bodies just so you have the energy to perhaps last one more day.

    You'd probably wanna escape. But how?

    The North Korean government in Pyongyang refuses to let its citizens leave, a clear violation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, viewing North Korean defectors as traitorous criminals. Captured North Koreans would be subject to unimaginable torture and often public executions.

    If they are successful in their escape, then three to four generations of their family back home would be sent to North Korean prison camps to rot ....or worse. This is a strong deterrent.

    But this still doesn't stop desperate North Koreans from tempting fate. In this video, I'll go over the seven ways to escape the DPRK, including the most dangerous, the most unforgiving, the most unique, and the most unexpected.

    The North Korean border on the south side (ie. South Korean border / Korean DMZ) is the shortest distance to travel for safety and stability but as a result, the regime makes it dangerously hard. A North Korean escapee can be shot down by North Korean soldiers (border guards) or step on the many landmines in the area.

    The northern border to China has it's own set of challenges. Most North Korean refugees escape through this way, usually crossing the Tumen River border (like the famous North Korean defector Hyeonseo Lee). Once in China, the nightmare doesn't end there.

    There are also other, more unconventional ways you can try to escape such as through North Korean labor camps.

    Even if you make it to safety and resettle in a stable country, the North Korean regime will still try to hunt you down, so you're never truly safe. Especially if you're an outspoken critic or a threat to Kim Jong-un's power - just ask his half brother, Kim Jong-nam


  • Kento Bento  (Mar 15, 2017)

    CLARIFICATIONS / EXTRA INFO:- The only way to 'take down the regime' as I mentioned at the end of the video is to help disseminating as much information about South Korea and the rest of the world to everyday North Koreans, so they can create their own 'Korean Spring' uprising and revolution. Change must start internally.- To the people who keep saying the video is useless/stupid because internet is banned in North Korea & North Koreans wouldn't be able to see it - you're not supposed to take the...

  • Robi Yeshua Puerto  (Jan 27, 2019)

    Phew good thing i was not born in north korea i am filipino

  • - Wolf506 -  (Jan 25, 2019)

    My mom is from thailand!

  • Joshua Hutchings  (Sep 15, 2018)

    This is Kim Jong Un. He is sentenced to 0 years in prison. 😒 🔲👟👟1 Like = 1 yearLet’s see how long he can be sentenced for.Edit: OMG THX FOR THE LIKES I HAVE NEVER GOT THIS MANY!!!

  • This is stupid. This is just some idiot on YouTube begging for likes on his comment.

  • Ducks  (Feb 20, 2019)

    Joshua Hutchings 5.3k years plus 313 days = comments

  • Bagam  (Jan 15, 2019)

    You missed option 8:Become a fighter pilot and fly to south korea.This actually happend :)

  • Daniela Goggle  (5 days ago)

    u can do this cuase i have a step brother in N korea and he escape by a plain that was hidden so all n koreans that want to escape go in and fly to s korea

  • Lindsay Tang  (Mar 15, 2019)

    +KY Kim It was on the 21st of September with a MiG-15

  • Noobs X  (Feb 5, 2019)

    Except, North Koreans can’t see this video

  • ღGalaxy Sparkleღ  (11 hours ago)

    +bross tacio its illegalU have only 28 sites in nkAnd they are controlled

  • bross tacio  (1 day ago)

    Unless North Koreans will make it illegal to see this

  • TheKingCharmander  (Jan 22, 2019)

    I feel really privileged to be living in America right now....

  • taro tanaka  (Mar 11, 2019)

    Well true but theres a more likly chance youll get shot. But u get more food so ey.

  • atackercz 9  (Feb 20, 2019)

    you should be ashamed that you are not living in Europe :D

  • Stormy  (Jan 9, 2019)

    Props to you on your work. My grandfather is a native-born Korean, old enough to have been politically aware when there was only one Korea. He knew right away that his only window was the Korean War, so he took his family and ran as soon as the US offensive started. He ended up stranded and separated from his family and worked at US military stations (the only place he could think would be safe) for half a year until he could track his family down, with the exception of his brother, who to this day is ...

  • Spirtsput 2019  (5 days ago)

    Fun novel. Ill rate it 10\10

  • Heyguys Xdueudhch  (Feb 5, 2019)

    Stormy hello I’m from North Korea bitch

  • Shrine  (Jul 10, 2017)

    Saying this may be insensitive but...Escaping North Korea would make a great video game.

  • Lindsay Tang  (Mar 15, 2019)

    That would be the hardest game

  • Conman Killer1234  (Mar 14, 2019)

    Shrine I think if someone did that they would be hacked by North Korea or probably remake the game before releasing it

  • Divine Elite  (Jan 12, 2019)

    Realise how lucky that i am born in europeEdit:so for some reason this is getting a ton of likes so i want to andress the fact that im not saying that as a racist way

  • Duh Harro  (Mar 14, 2019)

    I am lucky to be part of the white race: the pinnacle of God's creation.

  • Aris van de Moortel  (Feb 24, 2019)

    Me too divine elite

  • Tye Rosi  (Jan 13, 2019)

    Next *Logan Paul* Video Be Like..

  • MSPaint Mapping  (Feb 16, 2019)

    Make sure he fucking dies.

  • Chayanat S  (Feb 9, 2019)

    +Look at his duck face just look at it i know thats mean, but so is he bro he has no remorse/ethics. Selfish only thinking about views

  • Loxi  (Jan 23, 2019)

    I hope I live long enough to see them all be free