Sunday, August 28, 2005

Family Tree Maker: Totalitarian Edition

From the (Tokyo, Japan) Mainichi Daily News of Aug. 24, 2005:

Report: North Korea computerizes personal information to tighten control

SEOUL -- North Korea has started computerizing personal information about its citizens in an apparent move to tighten control of the population, a news report said Wednesday.


The software registers each citizen's gender, age, birth and death records, marital status, as well as changes of residence within the country, [South Korea's Yonhap news agency] said. The computer program, which works in the Windows 98 operating system, also keeps track of citizen's political activities and detailed criminal records, it said.


[Read the whole story]
This is just what I need to compile my family history. Where can I buy a copy?

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