Why Statues are North Korea’s Biggest Export

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  1. PolyMatter
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    1. Harrie Hausenman
      Harrie Hausenman
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      Why is half the footage in the wrong AR?

    2. Mick Krever
      Mick Krever
      3 maanden geleden

      @Krambo gaming *"Self-reliance" I thought that was something the US strived against China*

    3. Ibrahim -
      Ibrahim -
      4 maanden geleden

      Hi I am Senegalese and the statue of the African renaissance is not in the place where you said but at the Mamelle

    4. サビン
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      that URL doesn't resolve and redirects back to the homepage

    5. Allen Su
      Allen Su
      4 maanden geleden

      Can you do a video on robinhood?

  2. joshua omondi
    joshua omondi
    2 dagen geleden

    I've been a fan and watched basically all your videos ,they are always informative and have a great layout . I like Edutainment content, but have an issue being swayed to persive things negatively or positively, I l only now am I noticing your portrayal of certain characters or subject in a more than necessary negative light .I'm from Africa, traveled throughout the continent and some if your talk points have been very inaccurate and misinforming. I like the channel and all but now I watch all your videos with a sizable consideration of skepticism... just dont get to fox news level that's what we are trying to escape from the mainstream press structure.... and yes it's the same everywhere. All in all info is info and I learn from how your Choice of perspective is . Thank you for your content.

  3. Christine A.A.A
    Christine A.A.A
    5 dagen geleden

    AHAHA lividd

  4. Donovan
    7 dagen geleden

    Politics aside, the art looks good.

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  7. Rusty M. Shackelford
    Rusty M. Shackelford
    23 dagen geleden

    What's wrong w/ a little liberal use of nudity in statues? I understand it caused uproar in Senegal due to the populace being Muslim but honestly it looks good to me at least. 😅

  8. Libertarian Leninist Rants
    Libertarian Leninist Rants
    23 dagen geleden

    sanctions kill people if you are imposing sanctions, you are killing people if you are supporting sanctions, you are killing people Get rid of sanctions! Get rid of embargos!

  9. Some guy
    Some guy
    26 dagen geleden


  10. Trotsky
    28 dagen geleden

    can u at least try to not be so biased towards capitalism and western culture? lmao bro at least admit their sculptures are wonderfully beautiful and technical and that all governments should invest as much in art like they do

  11. James Christopher Cirujano
    James Christopher Cirujano
    28 dagen geleden

    Sanctioning North Korea is like pushing them even closer to China. US now has China as its new 'adversary' to continue their military industry anyway, give North Korea a break sheesh.

  12. Para
    Maand geleden

    3:14 *yugoslavia

  13. E
    Maand geleden

    Those Africans are very bright -- ask north koreans to build a giant statue to symbolize the end of slavery.

  14. Reda Cherkaoui
    Reda Cherkaoui
    Maand geleden

    You can't make this shit up. Wait, can you?

  15. Gilang Ramadhan
    Gilang Ramadhan
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  16. Raychii521 521521
    Raychii521 521521
    Maand geleden

    The mural look so real

  17. Kim Il Sung
    Kim Il Sung
    Maand geleden

    We make the best statues 🇰🇵🇰🇵💪🇰🇵💪💪😎😎😎😎🔝🔝🔝🔝🔝🔝🔝🔝🔝🔝

  18. Just a Nerd
    Just a Nerd
    Maand geleden

    Ngl, they do quite a good job

  19. Just a Nerd
    Just a Nerd
    Maand geleden

    5:04 *WHY NEED FOOD WHEN YOU HAVE KIM IL-SUNG?* Ah yes, why indeed!

  20. Edward Kim
    Edward Kim
    Maand geleden

    Korean ingenuity.

  21. China Virus
    China Virus
    Maand geleden

    So sh*%hole, repressive country selling stuff to other sh$&hole countries? Doesn't surprise me in the least bit.

  22. Max Swenson
    Max Swenson
    Maand geleden

    "Architecting buildings".....ummm....no.

  23. chloe hooper
    chloe hooper
    Maand geleden

    I love kim

  24. lamename2010
    Maand geleden

    the wikipedia article on the statue in senegal says that the design was done by romanians. Not senegalese as initally rumored. You guys say it was NK. Who designed the thing now?

  25. TheNinjaDC
    Maand geleden

    I do have to give them credit, they do really nail vintage propaganda art.

  26. iDontProgramInCpp
    Maand geleden

    Honestly I find it kinda shitty how you lock the other half of a video behind a paywall, I mean sure. You need your money but why not just give ads to other things instead?

  27. Lillie George
    Lillie George
    Maand geleden

    the irony of an agrican monument to moving past the atrocities of slavery and colonialism by using literal north Korean slave labor is so sad. I hate that it seems only those willing to stomp on others to "get to the top" achieve that power, then simply are corrupt pieces of shit who.sell out not only their own ppl, but put others through the same dehumanizing and inhumane treatment to create this monstrosity. the 50s era stalin/Mao vibes are honestly too much for me 🤢

  28. Mike Hunt
    Mike Hunt
    Maand geleden

    China will do to the African frontier what Europeans did to the North American frontier.

  29. Tendai Fushai
    Tendai Fushai
    Maand geleden

    So you have no images on Zimbabwe.... your statement is incorrect, North-Korea made statues have no controversy....

  30. PointBlank200
    Maand geleden

    so African Nations might have sided with NK if they suddenly go ballistic?

  31. 中原マリ
    Maand geleden

    They don't make them like they used to.

  32. Krabbs Mister
    Krabbs Mister
    Maand geleden

    *more proof North Korea is just a rimworld colony*

  33. Origami84
    Maand geleden

    Rivalling the Eiffel tower? God, talk about being tone deaf. Tourists are people with money sufficient to travel internationally.... nowadays, western whites, sino-japanese asians, and maybe some arabs. The formers are NOT going to go and see a monument that demonizes them, basically, and the latter two groups tend to be quite racists - the real kind, not the fake US one so the idea of an african statue as a tourist destination is.... laughable at best. That said, i am a huge fan of small (30-70cm) statues of Veronese design... if i were to discover they were made in n.korea, my respect for the country could suddenly double or triple, just because of that. Art ftw.

  34. Worldwide Wyatt
    Worldwide Wyatt
    2 maanden geleden

    I’d always heard it pronounced “da-car” not “dack-ar”

  35. Ascertivus
    2 maanden geleden

    Great video. /g

  36. The Wheel
    The Wheel
    2 maanden geleden

    Everywhere: Son, I want you to become a doctor one day, don't follow your sculpting passion. In North Korea: Son, I want you to become a sculptor 😂

  37. Shazam
    2 maanden geleden

    what a JOKE !

  38. Miks Ceihners
    Miks Ceihners
    2 maanden geleden

    Everyone: * hmm, interesting * Me: *NAZI CHILD! NAZI CHILD!*

  39. DukeofJam
    2 maanden geleden

    Sanctions are economic terrorism.

  40. Junior Crusher
    Junior Crusher
    2 maanden geleden

    Why didn't they just put the statue in the central part of Dakar?

  41. Princess Marlena
    Princess Marlena
    2 maanden geleden

    St. Olaf, Minnesota: “What the Hell!? We missed out on a lot of ‘Big Statue Commission’ opportunities!”

  42. Compliance Intelligence Agency
    Compliance Intelligence Agency
    2 maanden geleden

    lol Jesse Jackson

  43. ArcticFlower
    2 maanden geleden

    America is not police. America helps...

  44. David Orazine
    David Orazine
    2 maanden geleden

    If North Korea needed cash now, they should have just called JG Wentworth.

  45. history8192
    2 maanden geleden

    “Sinister Purpose” Heaven forbid a country earn money. At least it’s not weapons for killing Yemenis.

  46. Ryan Prentiss
    Ryan Prentiss
    2 maanden geleden

    The irony of continually calling a nation's work "propaganda", is you yourself are participating in said propaganda.

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  50. M K
    M K
    2 maanden geleden

    when white people make videos about north korea, africa, etc. it's always full of such shit takes and little phrases and vocabulary showing their bias. ugh. getting tired of this shit.

  51. passinthru
    2 maanden geleden

    so now I see why the arts are so important to communist progressive democrats!!!

  52. Jed-Henry Witkowski
    Jed-Henry Witkowski
    2 maanden geleden

    I:51 Time for a new rim!

  53. Сомяаdё Sтаliи
    Сомяаdё Sтаliи
    2 maanden geleden

    The thumbnail : Worker and kholkhoz woman. The statue in Moscow. Really all the most beautiful communist statues are in Russia. Like 'The Motherland Calls'

  54. Bob Sinha
    Bob Sinha
    2 maanden geleden

    I heard there is one in Commiefornia?

  55. Gôjira
    3 maanden geleden

    Lagenes is a bastion that is relatively controversial in some areas but prestigious in others

  56. Lithostheory
    3 maanden geleden

    8:10 ... 16 million earnings a year is peanuts for a population of 25 million people, especially if this is one of their biggest exports.

  57. Saka Saruuni
    Saka Saruuni
    3 maanden geleden

    we in Africa have no problems with either north or south korea. we will continue to do business with the koreans

  58. Tony Raffetto
    Tony Raffetto
    3 maanden geleden

    I want one

  59. Eagan L
    Eagan L
    3 maanden geleden

    Just subbed to Nebula. Wanna ask why you can't comment a video in Nebula?

  60. SAM BIRD
    3 maanden geleden

    Long live True Korea 🇰🇵

  61. tobi ogunwemimo
    tobi ogunwemimo
    3 maanden geleden

    Never knew North Korea had a lot of influence in Africa back in the days.

  62. Arc Static
    Arc Static
    3 maanden geleden

    PolyMatter, you guys bring some deep thought. I like you! Thank you!

  63. 共匪五毛
    3 maanden geleden

    Doesn't anyone else find it strange that a country less open and as a oppressive as North Korea designing statues of liberty under slave labour right close by squatters and rubbish collected areas, attended by some, 'rubbish' personalities?

  64. Not Quite Human
    Not Quite Human
    3 maanden geleden

    Senegal: Builds a giant statue next to garbage dumps and homeless camps. Also Senegal: WhY iSn'T oUr StAtUe MoRe ViSiTeD tHaN tHe EiFfEl ToWeR?

  65. MorningThief83
    3 maanden geleden

    "architecting buildings"? dude, c'mon...

  66. Mike 72
    Mike 72
    3 maanden geleden


    1. KieferKarpfen 68
      KieferKarpfen 68
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  67. jdmkev
    3 maanden geleden

    why need food when you have PolyMatter lol

  68. St. Psycho
    St. Psycho
    3 maanden geleden

    I'm from Namibia and I've been to the museum they built several times lol. It's actually pretty nice

    1. Ferdinand Tangeni
      Ferdinand Tangeni
      2 maanden geleden

      I will go see them too, I'm in Namibia too

  69. lucertolo167New
    3 maanden geleden

    The funniest thing NK has ever done probably was for my country (Italy). Recently a showman and singer called Celentano made a tv program with a kinda trash anime/cartoon which very quickly became a meme in Italy, the name of this anime is “Adrian” and the trama is a future Italy where a mafia totalitarian regime was established (basically a richer North Korea). The best thing about this is that the author of the drawings were all North Korean except one italian

    1. Slapstick Genius
      Slapstick Genius
      2 maanden geleden


    2. shade blade
      shade blade
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  70. Lol No
    Lol No
    3 maanden geleden

    Uhuh ya 40% ya sure and they discovered a unicorn too 🤡

  71. J McD
    J McD
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  72. J McD
    J McD
    3 maanden geleden

    I heard that Wakandans just LOVE them !

  73. Pseudo Prophet
    Pseudo Prophet
    3 maanden geleden

    Sanctions are stupid, they only hurt the population, never the leadership. 🙄🙄

  74. Danny Marlin
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  75. AM Utah
    AM Utah
    3 maanden geleden

    Why are they all called Sung or Park?

  76. B D
    B D
    3 maanden geleden

    Watch it in 1.5x speed. you're welcome

  77. 加油GoingMonotheisT
    3 maanden geleden

    No surprise, very fitting.. Statues,and fake gods are the chief exports of tyranny.

  78. Lornext
    3 maanden geleden

    At least it looks nice...

  79. Vasco Ambrosio
    Vasco Ambrosio
    3 maanden geleden

    10:55 well you helped empower the modern crap art, so now only someone outside the western influence still has real art skills.

  80. Abdulkader Ajlani
    Abdulkader Ajlani
    3 maanden geleden

    Here in syria we have a hospital funded and constructed by north korea

  81. Bruno K
    Bruno K
    3 maanden geleden

    I really like some of these, the socialist realism style is really cool-looking to me. The "Sputnik" monument in Angola (at 9:02) is by far my favourite, it looks so cool and sci-fi-ish like the Citadel from Half-Life 2

    1. Kevin Tang
      Kevin Tang
      Maand geleden

      yeah. It looks like some statue from a sci-fi game

  82. Ezekiel De La Croix
    Ezekiel De La Croix
    3 maanden geleden

    160 million in 10 years? Doesn't seem much.

  83. Kim Jong-un
    Kim Jong-un
    3 maanden geleden

    We make only the finest statues for our clients our art studio also makes the famous flag badge pins with portraits of my grandpa and father

    1. Snyder 007
      Snyder 007
      2 maanden geleden

      Big fan from Republic of Wadiya

    2. John Maziasz
      John Maziasz
      2 maanden geleden

      You’re doing the Lord’s work.

    3. Nietabs
      3 maanden geleden

      Long live Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un!!

    4. Shin Chan
      Shin Chan
      3 maanden geleden

      Long live Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un!!

  84. Kim Jong-un
    Kim Jong-un
    3 maanden geleden

    Correction: I'm the only one with the title Supreme Leader. My grandpa's the Great Leader, while my father's the Dear Leader

    1. Justice Mob
      Justice Mob
      16 dagen geleden

      I thought Supreme leader is what we called to the CEO of Supreme t-shirt company.

    2. Reda Cherkaoui
      Reda Cherkaoui
      Maand geleden


    3. 0x88
      Maand geleden

      @Dimas Akbar Kim Jong Deux

    4. Darris Hawks
      Darris Hawks
      3 maanden geleden

      @Dimas Akbar There are only two data points that suggest leadership of the country stays within the family, so I don't find it all that convincing, personally. Maybe it will be like when Raul Castro died and the president of Cuba wasn't a Castro at all anymore. I think Western media just likes to paint them as a "Red Dynasty"

    5. Dimas Akbar
      Dimas Akbar
      3 maanden geleden

      @Darris Hawks ah yes, successors 👍. That exact word elude me. True, it isnt exactly like prince/princes of monarchy where parent and order of birth decide the throne

  85. Avery the Cuban-American
    Avery the Cuban-American
    3 maanden geleden

    Not gonna lie... that mausoleum in Angola looks like the Citadel in Half-Life 2

    1. Alex
      19 dagen geleden

      The whole of North Korea is City 17.

  86. Avery the Cuban-American
    Avery the Cuban-American
    3 maanden geleden

    You get a statue! You get a statue! You get a statue! *EVERYBODY GETS A STATUE!* That panorama in Cambodia reminds me of the one they did in Pyongyang's Victorious Fatherland Liberation War Museum to show the Battle of Taejon (which was a tactical DPRK victory so of course they exaggerated what happened). You must admit, the panoramas they do are beautiful, even if one of them is propaganda

    1. Michael Leonard Setyawijaya_22
      Michael Leonard Setyawijaya_22
      3 maanden geleden

      "You get a porsche, you get a porsche, everybody get a porsche!" says King Louis XVI "Hooray!" says the third estate

    2. MJ Att
      MJ Att
      3 maanden geleden

      I checked out the some of the art you mentioned. Really cool to see things from North Korea's perspective. Thanks!

  87. Vsauce Mikàl
    Vsauce Mikàl
    3 maanden geleden

    Ofc North Korea made that statue... Just look at it 😂

  88. L.S Bell
    L.S Bell
    3 maanden geleden

    communism has destroy africa thanx to the geedy and power hungry leaders, if africa was capitalist and had great leadership you would see the different in a few years but that's wishful thinking...

  89. Ravi
    3 maanden geleden

    Tallest Statue en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Statue_of_Unity

  90. FilK79
    3 maanden geleden

    How many murican companies dothe sameɁ Butyou keep that quiet

  91. Diego Jauregui
    Diego Jauregui
    3 maanden geleden

    About 90% of this video is US State department propaganda or just flat out wrong. Especially the assumption that it is the job of the West to punish the DPRK

  92. rejvaik
    3 maanden geleden

    Gotta admit that statue being surrounding by garbage dumps made me laugh

  93. E.L. Flynn
    E.L. Flynn
    3 maanden geleden

    The quote around 10:40 is truly, truly sad...

  94. Willybean08
    3 maanden geleden

    I thought their biggest export is nuclear missile threats.

  95. hommhommhomm
    3 maanden geleden

    Wait so you can buy a huge freaking metal statue really cheap?!

    1. MJ Att
      MJ Att
      3 maanden geleden

      Cheap by Statue of Liberty standards.

  96. 1997 BMW 3er
    1997 BMW 3er
    3 maanden geleden

    Beautiful statues!

  97. 薩摩おごじょちゃん
    3 maanden geleden

    Africa seems to be feeding the Chinese Communist Party and Korea to cultivate their economic power.

  98. exxodas
    3 maanden geleden

    Say what you want about NK, but they make the best looking statutes in the world.

  99. Shanmukha G
    Shanmukha G
    3 maanden geleden

    good video, if not for hidden bias...

  100. Invisible Impostor
    Invisible Impostor
    3 maanden geleden

    9:37 From what I know, Ankor Wat was built by a particular south indian kingdom.

    1. MJ Att
      MJ Att
      3 maanden geleden

      From what I know, Ankor Wat is a wonder in Civ 5

    2. J Epstein
      J Epstein
      3 maanden geleden

      Poo in the loo