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Astronism in North Korea

North Korean Astronism

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Edited by Astronism In The World Journal

Last updated: DEC. 24, 2019

Astronism in North Korea refers to the presence of the Astronist religion in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, as part of the worldwide Astronist Institution.

Astronism in North Korea refers to the presence of the Astronist religion in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, as part of the worldwide Astronist Institution.

Orthographic projection of North Korea.

Astro-Korean philosophy, or North Korean Astronism, and also known as Jomyeongism, refers to the presence of Astronism in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. This country is under exiled management and philosophical jurisdiction of The Institution of The Philosophy of Millettism for the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea which is the national subsidiary for the worldwide Astronist Institution. 

The Institution of the Philosophy of Millettism for the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea oversees the construction and maintenance of observatories and planetariums throughout its jurisdiction, in which there are to be one of each in the same building, called The Korean People’s Grand Observatory & Planetarium of Pyongyang. The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea is divided into nine provinces, as well as the special city of Rason, and the capital city of Pyongyang.

This national branch of The Institution of The Philosophy of Millettism manages the official representation and depiction of Astronism throughout these territories, including efforts to protect the identity of the philosophy with the intention of further disseminating it throughout these territories. It is The Institution alone that is granted the status of proprietor to the philosophy in these territories as any other organisations or institutions proclaiming such a role are deemed as unauthorised proprietors and are therefore considered as part of the anti-Institutionist movement. 

History of Astronism in North Korea

Astronism is currently not recognised as a religion in North Korea and the Astronist Institution claimed in its 2019 Demographics of Astronism report that the North Korean Astronist population was zero. This null figure presented is entirely due to the strict media censorship enforced on all North Koreans, especially regarding religious content. 

In addition to this, very little Astronist content had been translated into Korean by 2019. North Korea is an authoritarian Communist state that promotes its own ideology of Juche and is officially atheistic. In its 2020 Astronist Freedom report, the Astronist Institution designated the status of Astronist religious freedom in North Korea as terminal which is the lowest of all possible ranks and is also applied to other countries like China, Eritrea, Iran, and Saudi Arabia. 

Although no official statistics have been presented by the Institution or any other organisation, the only North Koreans that would have the possibility of accessing Astronist content are the North Koreans defectors living in South Korea, China, Japan, the United States, and Canada.

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