North Korea has decreased food rations from 300g of cereals a day to 250g, the equivalent of two medium sized potatoes. On top of this they have dramatically increased taxes. It has also deregulated price controls driving the price of 2.2lb of rice to 30% of the average monthly wage.
16 million of the 22 million North Koreans rely on the government for their food rations.
Is this signs of a revolt akin to the French Revolution is soon to happen? The French Revolution was sparked by deregulation of grain which caused the price of bread to soar. On top of that a bad harvest and high taxes eventually sparked revolutionaries to speak out and drive the people to a full on revolt.
Could the same happen in North Korea?
Tipped by: The Command Post, where OneFreeKorea has a much more in depth happenings in Korea than I could ever provide.
Sources: BBC, YonHap News