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North Korean video imagines what it would be like to wipe out a U.S. city

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un // Korean Central News Agency/AP

North Korea likes to drop hints about annihilating the United States with nuclear weapons, but just to make it clear, they've produced a helpful propaganda film to show exactly how that's going to go down. The video—which was posted on one of North Korea's official propaganda websites, Uriminzokkiri, over the weekend—is a low-budget visualization of what a city that looks like what a North Korean thinks New York City might look like burning in horror to the tune of "We Are the World."

As you can see it all begins with an odd dream sequence of a patriotic North Korean citizen that involves the rocket launch the country had in December. And yeah, that's "We Are the World" playing while all of this is happening. That sort of makes sense in that the video is imagining a unified Korea—such is the power of the rocket. Here's the sort of scary part. The rocket, which unified Korea, eventually evolves into this friendly-looking thing. Except that thing is anything but friendly. That spaceship zooms over a United States which seems to be on fire, and this city, which we think is supposed to be New York, being attacked.

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