Skip to comments.N. Korean Military "Further Lower Height Limit for Fresh Conscripts"(to 53.9 inch)
Posted on 03/17/2010 8:38:23 PM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
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N. Korean Military "Further Lower Height Limit for Fresh Conscripts"
Military: anybody who can shoot qualifies regardless of his height
N. Korean military recently instructed military mobilization department of the local authorities to lower height limit for this year's fresh conscripts from 140cm (55.1 inch) to 137cm(53.9 inch.)
On March 16, our sources in Chongjin, N. Hamkyong Province, quoting a figure from provincial military mobilization department, relayed information that, for conscription for this year which started in March, height limit for conscripts which used to be 140cm was lowered to 137cm (by 3cm,) following the directive from N. Koreas Defense Ministry issued in early March.
He explained, "In recent years, conscription efforts have had trouble fulfilling the planned quota due to height requirement, which prompted this decision, but only 80% of quota is being filled now. After 'March of Suffering'(great famine,) kids have not had enough to eat, and the resulting malnutrition stunted (physical) growth, leading to drastically lowered height. The average height of graduating class of high school has lowered to 134cm(52.8 inch,) causing severe height and weight discrepancy to the level that makes one wonder if entirely new race is being born."
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War’s secret weapon is women I hear, can’t he just make his military 100% female?
They’re gonna stack ‘em two high and play “Horses”!
(Any smaller and they won’t be able to get on the rides at Disneyland.)
One is freightened. My God if this is what can happen when politicians take over. God Save the Republic.
She is more than 1 foot taller than the required height.
Four feet, six inches??!!!
It’s not just the stunted growth that childhood malnutrition causes, there’s also the mental retardation.
Plus now there are the rumblings that they don’t get fed decent even while they’re IN the army.
I think it’s time to cease playing make-believe. This army couldn’t invade a Wal-Mart parking lot.
Whereas the unfortunate Goliath would probably break five bones if you tripped him.
You need somewhere to put down your beer.
I recall that New Yorker article from ‘04 that contended that (given identical diet and lifestyle) ALL the races of humanity would average the same height.
Being short is no sin, but being short on compassion and high on cruelty and arrogance is. Pray for those under him yoke.
“The average height of graduating class of high school has lowered to 134cm(52.8 inch,)”
If my math is correct, that works out to an average height of about 4’5” - more than a foot shorter than the average South Korean male and nearly 8 inches shorter than a typical South Korean female.
But it is also a mistake to piss-off someone who is hungry and angry.
Eating a steady diet of grass will stunt ones growth, it would appear.
Gonna need ladders for their fox holes.
"How tall are you, private?"
"Sir, four feet six, sir!"
"Four feet six?!? I didn't know they could stack kimchi that high!!!"
Just Damn- Thats priceless!!!
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