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Irreligion in North Korea is difficult to measure in the country as the country is officially designated as an atheist state.[1] The North Korean state persecutes those who stray from the official state-sponsored atheism and the personality cult promoted by the Juche idea.[2] North Koreans, by Western definitions, would be considered non-religious but Buddhist and Confucian traditions still play a part in North Korean life.[11][excessive citations]

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  1. ^ "Countries and Territories of the World". Retrieved 24 September 2015.
  2. ^ "My Take: Kim Jong Il and the danger of deifying leaders". Retrieved 24 September 2015.
  3. ^ "The Oxford Handbook of Atheism". Retrieved 24 September 2015.
  4. ^ "A tale of two absurdities: the ridiculous policies of North Korea and Turkmenistan". The Nation. 9 February 2015. Retrieved 24 September 2015.
  5. ^ "Conservative atheists not rare in South Korea?". Gene Expression. Retrieved 24 September 2015.
  6. ^ Alex Buchan. "Inside the Dungeon of Atheism". Charisma Magazine. Retrieved 24 September 2015.
  7. ^ "Varieties of atheism". The Economist. Retrieved 24 September 2015.
  8. ^ "Kim Jong-il was a Lefty atheist in the same way that Hitler was a conservative Catholic". News - Telegraph Blogs. Retrieved 24 September 2015.
  9. ^ "From Kim to Christ: Why religion works for North Koreans". Retrieved 24 September 2015.
  10. ^ "Mere Atheism". Retrieved 24 September 2015.
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