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10 Shocking Revelations from People Who Left Censored Countries

In an era of increasing global connectivity, stories of individuals who have escaped the confines of censored countries have become both captivating and eye-opening. These firsthand accounts offer a glimpse into the harsh realities faced by those living under oppressive regimes, shedding light on the extent of censorship and control that exists in these nations. From suppressed information to restricted freedom of expression, here are ten shocking revelations shared by brave individuals who managed to leave censored countries behind. Here are 10 interesting censors of a few countries.

1. The Word “Propaganda”

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One Chinese viewer claimed that when he left China to study abroad, he came to learn the word ”Propaganda”. There is no such word in the Chinese language with its English definition.

2. Restriction on YouTube

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One man moved to North Korea for 4 years and learned that, among many other things, there is no YouTube. This application was banned there.

3. Burma Students Refused To Believe The News

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A group of Burma students came to the U.S. for higher studies. There they came to know that everything told on their news channel was a lie. Their government was fooling them. 

4. Policemen of The Philippines 

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A citizen of Manila, the capital of the Philippines, shared his experience. Stating that he had learned to be sorry and guilty in front of a policeman, even if they are not. Because they will pull you behind bars without reason, and they do. When he moved to America and encountered policemen, he refused to accept that they were policemen, because they were kind. 

5. One Can Criticize His Country’s President

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A girl from Indonesia shared a censor that she learned after moving to the U.S. She stated that criticism of the president is totally banned in Indonesia. No news channels, no ordinary person can talk badly about the president. When she moved to the U.S., she came to know that it was a normal thing to speak badly about one’s president.

6. Greece is Bolder Than The U.S.

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America is an open and bold country. But shifting from America to Greece reveals that Greece is on another level, one American reviewed. Porn T.V. shows, nudity, women wearing lingerie, and sex language are common on cable. Adv commercials are inappropriate and offensive.

7. North Korea People Are Confined To North Korea

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One traveler who travels from country to country for his work reveals interesting facts about the people of North Korea. One fact was these people were unaware of the outside world. They don’t either search or have access to the internet. Their whole world is North Korea.

8. Russians Have To Carry a Passport In Moscow

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A Canadian gentleman reveals that he moved to Moscow, Russia, for 6 months on a study tour. There he learned that everyone has to carry a passport with them everywhere. No matter whether one is local or foreign. That was shocking, being a Canadian. 

9. How Israel is Treating Palestine

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A senior lady shared that her perspective on the topic of the Israel-Palestine conflict changed when she moved to UAE from the U.S. Because there are a lot of things censored in U.S. media, they present things from their own perspective.

10. China Has No Facebook

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One Cuban businessman shared his view about the censorship of countries. He says that it was shocking to know that China, a developed country, does not allow Facebook to operate in the country. It was very shocking and unbelievable.

Source: Reddit

10 Valuable Lessons Solo Travelers Bring to Their Everyday World and You Can Too

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Traveling alone is a life-changing experience that fosters personal development. On an online platform, solo travelers shared the important life lessons the world offered them. These travelers have developed new perspectives on life and are sharing how they implement this into their everyday lives.

Read more: 10 Valuable Lessons Solo Travelers Bring to Their Everyday World and You Can Too

The Most Beautiful Places to Visit in Each of the 50 U.S. States, According to Travelers

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Embark on a captivating exploration of the United States, where unparalleled beauty awaits in every corner of the nation. From the lush forests of Oregon to the majestic peaks of Colorado and the idyllic beaches of Florida, each of the 50 states boasts its own array of extraordinary destinations.

Read more: The Most Beautiful Places to Visit in Each of the 50 U.S. States, According to Travelers

“A Gentleman in Moscow” Tour of the Metropol Hotel – How You Can Follow in the Count’s Footsteps

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A Gentleman in Moscow” by Amor Towles is a must-read novel, recommended by even the likes of Bill Gates and soon it will also be a TV series. You don’t have to be interested in Moscow either to be charmed by the wit of Count Alexander Rostov – the book’s main character. The Count’s story takes place almost entirely in the Metropol Hotel in Moscow near the Bolshoi and the Kremlin. This hotel is where he is sentenced to house arrest in 1922 for the remainder of his life.

Read more: “A Gentleman in Moscow” Tour of the Metropol Hotel – How You Can Follow in the Count’s Footsteps

Americans Rank 10 of the Most Horrible U.S. States To Visit

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Many Americans have traveled across the country and have opinions on which state is the worst to visit. Let’s see what Americans have shared on an online platform discussion.

Read more: Americans Rank 10 of the Most Horrible U.S. States To Visit

12 of the Worst Tourist Destinations in the United States According to Americans

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Recently on an online platform, Americans have shared their thoughts on the worst tourist destinations in the U.S.

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12 ‘Normal’ Activities Men Get Away With, But Women Face Backlash When They Do Them

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Being a man, there are advantages to doing things that women cannot normally do. If they dare to do so, they have to face the backlash of society. Some such activities are here below.

Read more: 12 ‘Normal’ Activities Men Get Away With, But Women Face Backlash When They Do Them

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