Kim Jong-Un vs. Yertle The Turtle

Who is Yertle the Turtle?

Yertle the Turtle is a character created by Dr Seuss in the 40s. The story is about a turtle who is "King" of a pond and wants to gain more territory. He tries to achieve this by building a throne that reached the heavens, thinking he would rule all that he saw. He gave commands to turtles to build a tower, and since so many were stacked on top of each other, a turtle named Mac got too tired and burped. Due to this, the entire tower was shook and Yertle fell from the throne, becoming king of only mud.


Who is Kim Jong-Un?

Kim Jong-Un is the current dictator of the people's republic of North Korea. He is the son of Kim Jong Il and grandson of Kim Il Sung. He is one of the few modern dictators. He was born on January 8, 1983, in Pyongyang, North Korea.


How is Yertle the Turtle like Kim Jong-Un?

Kim Jong-Un built his "empire" on the back of the people, just like Kertle did so literally. Kim has his nation in a "hermit" state. He denies access to international communication to his people. He controls a republic, but really he only controls a fascistic nation. Yertle, like Kim, was a symbol for a fascistic leader, one who's empire veers towards the government's control. This is displayed by how Yertle only cares about himself, as if he were a figure of authority in a government.


Life in North Korea vs. Yertle's Life

Life in North Korea compares to Yertle's "empire" in the sense that North Korea is built on the people. The factory workers who work sometimes more than 12 hours a day, the farmers, whose land and crop is taken from at the harvest, and the army who would die for Kim Jong Un's imprudent causes. With no internet or international calls, the people are unaware of the atrocities committed in Pyongyang. The famine and poverty sweeping the nation cripples the "Republic" of North Korea. Like in the book, Kim Jong Un demands his every command to be executed without complaint, much like Yertle demands to be elevated.


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North Korea at night

This is a picture of North Korea at night, as you can see, it is completely dark compared to South Korea. This is because almost no one in North Korea have "free rights" so they really can't do anything but work.


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North Korean soldiers

As you can see, soldiers of North Korea can be the same age as you. Imagine living the same life they do.

About Us:

Abel: Designed the flyer, looked up some information
Ruben: Looked up the information, wrote summaries

Websites used
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kim_Jong-un

http://www.nbcnews.com/id/45758027/ns/world_news-kim_jong_un?q=Kim%20Jong%20Un