Few people realize that the late Kim Jong-il was something other than just another pretty face, fashion maven, skilled diplomat, and fervent humanitarian: he was an energy conservation genius who brought North Korea to the top of the world's nations when it came to efficient use of energy.
Don't take my word for it - witness this nighttime satellite image of the Korean Peninsula. Can you guess which country is North Korea?
"DPRK [North Korea] citizens are guaranteed many provisions that are uncommon in many developed capitalist societies, which are home to real poverty. Unlike in many countries of the capitalist world, the DPRK is a state free of homelessness, unemployment, prostitution and starvation.” - Kim Jong-il