Other than handouts from US taxpayers (often funneled through the United Nations), the collectivist dictatorship of North Korea has few means of acquiring foreign currency, their own communist play money being worthless. One means is opening restaurants in other countries. The waitresses are alleged to be especially attractive. A report from the region suggests it isn’t natural beauty:
“When I was in Pyongyang last year, I heard from someone related to the North that since the start of the 2000s all waitresses had double eyelid surgery on Kim Jong-il’s instructions. … It seems that Kim Jong-il places great importance on the appearance of workers in restaurants earning foreign currency.”
The bigger government gets, the more intrusive its impositions on individuals. In the end absolutely nothing is left to free choice — not even your eyelids.
More on Korean double eyelids at The Blaze.
On a tip from J.