PYONGYANG, DPRK (World News Bureau) - The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) gross domestic product (GDP) per capita has surpassed $1,000 for the first time, despite heavy sanctions levied against it by the West. The GDP per capita in neighboring South Korea is just over $27,000.
Financial analysts credit leader Kim Jong-un's "Modern Economy Energizing Action" (MEEA) with the GDP increase from just $997 a person two years ago to $1013 today. MEEA essentially threatened every working age citizen with prison if they didn't work harder at state-run collectives. Signs of the government's increased wealth include a state-of-the-art lobster farm, go-cart track, and private nine-hole golf course adjoining the royal palace.
Following the report, President Kim Jong-un took to social media to taunt the West over the failure of the sanctions (below).