Literally one famine after the collapse of the USSR + bad weather + America and all of America's friends trying to further starve children to death with embargoes, not even allowing humanitarian aid.
North Korea is embargoed/sanctioned by practically the entire world.
The fact they could achieve even half of what they have under these conditions is amazing, meanwhile shithole capitalist African countries that have no trade embargoes or sanctions are far worse off.
But there's no propaganda and lies against shithole capitalist African countries, only glorious best Korea.
North Koreans are literally more free than Australians right now btw.