North Korea is a dismal nation. They boast about nuclear technology, but it’s a country-sized prison. In 1954, Korea was divided into two entities: North Korea and South Korea. The North was under the jurisdiction of the Soviet Union. They went to a communist system. The South followed free enterprise.
The results are stark. One country bustles. The other crumbles. One country manifests life. The other manifests death. Generally, free enterprise is related to Biblical principles. Generally, Communist leaders are dramatically hostile to Christ, the Word of God, and faith.
It is obvious to any observer which nation has fared better. The advances of technology and of economics are encouraged by free enterprise. Such advances are diminished by strong centralized control of people. Disincentives to work and to create are the result.
The use of electricity and the development of lighting are products of technology. Look at these photos and see the stark difference in standard of living between North and South Korea. This difference is a direct result of the economic systems they chose. The more biblical principles are applied to economic and governmental practice, the better the people fare. More opportunity exists for technological advancement.
Would you agree?
Can you think of a single way countries like North Korea have contributed to the benefit of mankind?