North Korea has handlers that take visitors around the country. Their main job is to monitor the visitors to ensure that they do not interfere with the Great Leader. All of the media and information is regulated by the government and books are only written by the The Great Leader.
If someone is deemed a threat to the party's ideals, whether they are too intelligent or question the party, the Thought Police will monitor and arrest them. Once arrested the person is vaporized, meaning that their entire existence is erased from society (2.1). Materials, such as books and songs, are produced from a machine and are often written in Newspeak (1.4). The government has created Newspeak to limit people's vocabulary in the years to come (2.5)
Kim Jung Un
The citizens of Oceania are being told that Big Brother is watching over them (2.1). Many people find comfort and calm when Big Brother's face appears before them. Big Brother has never been seen in person despite his face appearing on posters throughout Oceania (2.1).
North Koreans worship Kim Jung Un (Great Leader) and attribute all of the positives to him. North Koreans would never question the actions of Kim Jung Un; in fact, there it is not even in the North Korean's vocabulary. On the other hand, they are quick to show their dislike towards Americans.
Thought Police & Newspeak
Handlers & Censorship
Life in Oceania
Life in North Korea
Life in 1984 can vary from among everyone. Inner party members are fortunate to have expensive, quality items such as chocolate, sugar, and bread (2.5). Party members receive rations of Victory brand items. Victory products are low quality and mass produced. Proles are considered inhuman and will fight for any available item (1.7).
North Korea prioritizes the highest members of the party. Kim Jung Un and his top advisors are well cared for due to their status and the image that they present to the West. In additionPrivileged families and party members received nicer homes, food, and generally led a decent life. The government fails to care for poorer citizens, who often have inadequate nutrition and health care. North Koreans who have been sent to concentration camps are considered to be inhuman.
Propaganda and Control Tactics
In Oceania posters of Big Brother can bee see wherever one goes. To prevent anyone from defying the party's ideologies, party members must participate in a daily Two Minutes Hate (2.1). As the country gears up for Hate Week, posters of Eastasian/Eurasian soldiers (whoever Oceania is currently at war) can be seen everywhere (2.5).
In Oceania, posters of Big Brother are within everyone's eyesight (2.1). During Hate week posters of Eurasian/Eastasian soldiers (whomever they are currently at war with) are posted side by side with Big Brother (2.5). To remain in control of the people, the government will bomb the cities and threaten others with vaporization (2.5).
North Korea takes several measures to ensure that its people remain loyal to the government. In order to continually stress the importance of the Great Leader, pictures of Kim Jung Un can be seen everywhere. To ensure that there is no rebellion among the people, the government threatens people arrests and sentencing to concentration camps. When a North Korean is convicted of a crime, they can often be sent to a concentration camp along with their families.