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Best Korea is a satirical nickname given to North Korea under the humorous assumption that it is the better of the two divided nations on the Korean peninsula. On discussion forums and in comments, the expression "North Korea is Best Korea" is often used as a sarcastic response to the North Korean government's communist utopian propaganda posters and videos that are circulated online.

Origin

One of the earliest use of the term can be attributed to a YouTube video titled "North Korea is Best Korea" uploaded by otuzniak on June 28th, 2008. The video contains scenes from North Korean military parades and images of Kim Jon-Il. As February 21, 2015, the video has over 115,000 views.



Spread

On January 12th, 2009, the phrase was used in a reply post to a discussion thread about the average IQ of an individual by nationalities on 4chan's /jp/ (Okaku culture) board.[2] On April 9th, 2009, a thread titled "Best Korea was here" was posted on the same board[7], this time, with an iconistic painting of the deceased North Korean dictator Kim Jong Il captioned with the phrase "North Korea is Best Korea."


Anonymous Mon 12 Jan 2009 20:56:18 No.1907877 Report >1907868 Of course. Because NORTH KOREA IS BEST KOREA
NORTHKOREA IS BEST KOREA

In June 2010, the catchphrase was used as name of the Anonymous campaign where 4chan users rig an online poll to select North Korea as a destination in Justin Bieber’s “My World” tour.


Vote Wall Contest JUSTIN BIEBER MY WORLD TOUR 1. WINNER BER 閤γ w舒尺し鲁T@UR WITH SPECIAL GUESTS HINGSTAN jessica jarrell SE NEW CD SHO KET INFO HERE TICKET INFO HERE INFO HERE TICKET INHO HERE TICKET INFO HERE SN ET INFO HERE TICKETN ACG AWAILABLE N BIEBERFE The My World Tour is an upcoming concert tour by Justin Bieber. It is his first official headlining tour, and is promoted by AEG Live, and Live Nation. The tour is anticipated to have multiple legs, and the supporting acts for the first will be Sean Kingston and Jessica Jarrell. Pop girl group The Stunners will also serve as an opening act for the first twenty dates. The tour is set to support his first release, My World, and its follow-up, My World 2.0. Who wants Justin the most? Decide now. CONTEST IS CLOSED. THE WINNER IS NORTH KOREA WITH 659448 VOTES

On May 22nd, 2011, the subreddit /r/bestkorea was launched with a variety of humorous image macros based on propagandistic images of North Korea and the leader Kim Jong-Un.[5] In addition, search queries for North Korea on the tongue-in-cheek wiki sites Uncyclopedia[3] and Encyclopedia Dramatica[4] are redirected to their articles titled "Best Korea." Meanwhile on Tumblr[6], the hashtag #best korea has become associated with a wide range of jokes relating to North Korea and Kim Jong Un in general.

Various Examples

SOUTH AMERICA IS BEST AMERICA YKOREAIS BEST KOREBEST GUAYPresident Si Savior of the WorldT ASTGEWOL WIG THE HISTORY OF THE LATEST IN A LONG LINE OF EMPTY SUITS ELECTED POTUS &THE PEOPLE WHO FOR THE FェFTH YEAR工N A ROW, NORTH KOREA W工NS "BEST N SHOW" FOR EARTH HOUR 2011 HAPPY EARTH HOUR CAPITAL ST DOGS! DARKEST KOREA Copyright 2011 PresidentSuit.com 3-26-11

Search Interest

External References

[1] Archived.moe – Search for 'best korea'

[2] Archived.moe – IQ

[3] Uncyclopedia via Wayback MachineNorth Korea

[4] Encyclopedia Dramatica (via Wayback Machine) – Best Korea

[5] Reddit – /r/bestkorea

[6] Tumblr – best korea

[7] Archived.moe – Best Korea was here

[8] Facebook – North Korea is Best Korea

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