The government of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea is relatively unique in the modern world. While most governments afford some measure of authority to the people, or to a body of citizens, the DPRK has evolved backwards into a monarchy reminiscent of those in Medieval Times, when the majority of western civilization was governed by the Feudal System. The DPRK is governed at the highest level by an absolute dictator, Kim Jong-Un. However, while his rule is dictatorial, the government of North Korea is classified as a monarchy because rule passes through familial lineage, and because the rulers are ordained divinely. Officially, his only role is to manage internal and external security for the DPRK, but in practice he holds absolute control. The other arms of government are the cabinet, which implements policies and laws, similarly to the executive branch of other countries governments. The third branch of the North Korean government is the Politburo, which creates national policies and laws that govern North Korea’s citizenry. The reason North Korea’s government is far more efficient than the governments of other nations is because the people believe Kim Jong-Un is a God, and because of the harsher tactics of the government. The people won’t defy their god, and if they do they face a swift punishment under the legal system, which has wide openings in the law that allows prosecution for essentially anything the police or government deem necessary. The reason possessing such a good measure of control over the people is necessary, is that if people have rights or entitlements, they can interfere with the efficiency and productivity of government. Under this form of constitutional monarchy, they can make and enforce and laws necessary for the safety and control of their people, whereas governments that function under a democratic system, such as that of the United States allow their people a voice, and thus an interference in the workings of government.
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