Watch North Korea's cheer squad clap and dance in perfect unison during the Winter Olympics

Business Insider | 2/13/2018 | Megan Willett, INSIDER
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The 2018 Winter Olympics are taking place in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

North Korea sent a cheer squad with over 200 women, all chosen for their ideology and appearance.

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They perform choreographed dances and cheers in perfect unison.

The result is eerie.

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They have an obvious value as propaganda for North Korea.

North Korea is a totalitarian regime that has reportedly sent the cheerleaders to prison camps in the past for revealing what life is like in South Korea.

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The Winter Olympics have been filled with moments for fans around the world to be proud of, from medals to history-making events. But no one in Pyeongchang, South Korea, has been cheering louder — or more in-sync — than the North Korea cheer squad.

Made up of 229 North Korean women who are in their 20s and chosen for their "appearance" and "ideology," according to The Korea Times, spectators have been watching as the cheerleaders sing, dance, clap, and yell in unison. Arguably sent by North Korea for their obvious propagandic value, the women are hard to miss within the stadium as they move in mass synchronization, a feat not unheard of in their totalitarian state.

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Videos of these routines from North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's so-called "Army of Beauties" are making their way onto Twitter from spectators who had a front-row seat to the cheerleaders at the Pyeongchang Stadium, such as Thomas Schuurman, an employee at BNR Newsradio in the Netherlands.

The women wore matching red sweatsuits and white hats while cheering on the Korean Women's Ice Hockey team, which lost spectacularly to Switzerland 8-0. The hockey team was comprised of athletes from both North...
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