Wedding is a costly celebration, and in some societies, the price of a wedding can prevent interclass marriages altogether. Collective marriages funded by organisations or the state are one way out.
Every armed conflict brings violence and human suffering. But what do kids do when adults are busy destroying everything around them? And what happens to the world when these kids grow up?
A usual citizen armed with a smartphone can be more successful in his demands to a state than a militant with a machine gun. Social media and modern technology have made non-violent resistance more effective than ever before.
North Korea initiating widespread democratic and market reforms would be welcomed by the international community. But getting the country onto this path may be much more complicated for many parties than it may seem at first.
Establishing and reproducing national stereotypes about citizens from other countries is often a part of a cynical strategy of mass-media and politics. However, ordinary people are the ones who end up suffering from their existence.