Comparative Cultures 12

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Country Guides (PDFs)

North Korea

How to deal with North Korea
(3 military strategies article)

What it is like to live in North Korea in 2018 (article)

What its like to be a tourist in North Korea (article)

Escaping North Korea (article)

Vice Documentary with the Harlem Globetrotters (vice doc)

Dolphin Show (filmed by Mr. Aikenhead)

The countryside by train (filmed by Mr. Aikenhead)

Workers in the field (filmed by Mr. Aikenhead)

Man who was born in a North Korean Prison (article)

Why America doesnt invade North Korea (article)

North Korean Amusement Park Photos (Vice article w/pictures)

North Korean refugees stories (article)

Interesting North Korean Photos (article)

More interesting North Korean photos (Imgur photos)

Full Vice North Korea documentary (vice doc)

Why North Koreans hate Americans (article)

Michael Palin in North Korea
(Great documentary about a Brit who goes to DPRK)

Do North Koreans make money? (video)

Vietnam / Cambodia

Amazing Vietnam War photos (article)

Cambodian Genocide Article (article)

Story of a draft dodger who moved to Canada (article)

Places to visit in Vietnam (video)

Surprising Vietnam facts (video)

Vietnam war (crash course)

Reality TV show of Swedish teens working in a Cambodia sweatshop (video)


China's Social Media Experiment (article)

Intro to China (video - cartoon)

Ted talk about Chinese factory workers (video)

Article about Hong Kong + China today (article)

Images of Chinese factory workers (Imgur photos)

Rent a white guy in China (Vice Doc)

Effects of pollution (Vice doc)

Crash Course Chinese history (video)

Crash Course Chinese revolution (video)

Crash Course China today (video)

Chinese governments use of Pandas as gifts (video)

Inside China's insect eating industry (Vice doc)

Chinese communism kindergarten (Vice doc)

One Child Policy Articles (articles for debate)

Vice Doc: Returning home for Chinese New Years (Vice doc)

Chinese Women Livestreaming Industry (Vice doc)

China's highspeed railway - interesting video (video)

What $340 peking duck tastes like (Buzzfeed video)

Article on the true cost of cheap toys we buy from China (article)

Undercover reporter works in an iphone factory (video)

Documentary about what its like to work in a Chinese Factory (video)

Baby Pandas in 3D! (YouTube 360 video)


47 Ronin play synopsis (written synopsis)

Japanese Birth rate problem (article)

How to Parent like the Japanese (article)

Japanese children travel to school alone (video)

Why hiding your true thoughts is normal (Honne vs Tatamae article)

Why the Japanese Police are bored (article)

Why Japanese bathrooms are the best (video)

Japanese CEO takes the bus to work (video)

Conveyor belt restaurant  (video)

School Lunches in Japan (video)

Why Japan has so many vending machines (video)

Modern day Samurai - Way of the Warrior (video)

Crash Course on Code of the Samurai (video)

Crash Course on Japanese Theatre and Kabuki plays (video)

Modern Samurai cuts up stuff (video)

Modern Samurai cuts up more stuff (video)

How to make $35,000 bonzai scissors (video)

Japanese men choosing to isolate themselves from society (documentary)

Dark side of Harajuku Culture (documentary)

History of Bento Boxes (article)

Japanese Decorative trucks (article)

Why japanese love cute things (article)

The future of human robots in Japan (article)

Why people live so long in Okanawa (article)

Why people live so long in Japan (video)

Excellent documentary about a grade 4 class in Japan (video)

Square watermelon (video)

50 cool things about Tokyo (article and video)

Pounding Mochi! (video)

Weird festivals in Japan (article with videos)

Tattoo shaming in Japan (documentary)


Amazon tries to open in India (article)

Bollywood (article)

The food on India's trains (article)

India's water / sewage crisis (video - skip to 17:00)

India's street kids (documentary)

Crash Course on Gandhi (video)

Crash Course on the non-violence movement (video)

Crash Course on India's mythology (video)

India's gay prince (article)

Kolkata's Flower men (article)

India Medical Train (video)

Crowded Trains in India (video)

Camel fair in India (video)

Rural Olympics with some unique events (video)

Rat temple! (video)

Interesting India facts (article)

An Indian man who has 39 wives (article)

What an Indian wedding is like (video)

The 5 Ks of Sikhism explained (video)

Cleaning the sewers of India (video)


Killing squads / Inside the war on drugs (article)

Why people like Duterte (article)

My Family's slave (article)

America's imperialism in the Phillipines (article)

What its like being a journalist in the Philippines (article)

Secret gay language (article)

Photos of people who live in the cemetery (Vice article)

Graphic novel on the colonization of the Philippines (pdf doc)

Gay friendly Filipino commercial (video)


Lonely Planet: Mexico (Lonely Planet article)

Latin American Revolutions Crash Course (video)

Vox Documentary: Guatemala / Mexico Border (video)

History of the Spanish Language (video)

Trump supporting Luchadore Villian (Vice video)

How Pinatas are made (Vice article)

Mexican Responses to Coco (NYT article)

A letter written to Pixar about coco (Twitter)

The Making of Coco (documentary)

A Gringos guide to Coco (article)

Oaxaca Street art (article w/pictures)

How to make alebrijes monster statues (video)

Day of the Dead (article)

Day of the Dead (video)

Exploding hammer festival (video)

Selena (article)

Ancient Rubber Ball game (video)


Pablo Escobar Tourism (article)

Vintage Colombian Photos (Vice article w/pictures)

How the Youth of Colombia protested for peace (article) 

What it was like in Medellin when Escobar was in control (article)

Colombia's peace with FARC explained (video)

Pablo Escobar's estate is now a dinosaur theme park (article)

Real life Narcos (3 part documentary)

Why We fight study guide (pdf)

Interesting Ron Paul Speech about Iraq (video)

Humans of New York: Refugee Stories (site)

What Isis Really Wants (article)

The Other France (article)

Untold history of Iran (video)

The Daily Show goes to Iran (video)

Former ISIS Hostage speaks out (video)

Iraq explained (video)

Vox explains whats going on in the middle east (video)

Rise of Isis, Explained (video)

Refugee commercial (video)

Europe refugee crisis explained (video)

Crash Course: Israel and Palestine (video)

Crash Course: Iran (video)

Geography now: Iran (video)

Geography Now: Israel (video)

Geography Now: Egypt (video)

Vox: Syria's war explained (video)

The Islamic State (Vice Documentary)

How America created the Islamic State (Vice Documentary)

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