When we think of censorship, our minds may flicker back to the invention of the printing press and the subsequent crackdown of major governmental entities — specifically, the British Empire.
However, censorship is still alive and well to this very day, with several countries exercising their power to ban literary works religiously.
While there are a number of countries that participate in this act, here is a list of countries whose crimes against literature are the most egregious:
The first and most notable country on this list is, without a doubt, North Korea. Also referred to as the world’s most secretive (and oppressed) state, North Korea is known for its dismal lack of freedom of speech. Therefore, it should come as no surprise that the ruling Kim family regime is in total control of every aspect of citizens’ lives.
This particular regime is infamous for restricting the flow of information…
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