Kim Chen In with his wife

25 Things You Didn’t Know About North Korea

Only “First Class Women” Get Husbands

While it is more of a cultural than a state imposition, men expect their brides to be chaste and have no previous entanglements. A bride must be without a child and never previously married. If a lady gets divorced it is always her fault and therefore she has very slim chances of ever finding another husband. However, recent harsh economic conditions have seen to a loosening of the grip on keeping to these standards.

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