Is it really true that life in Cuba and Turkmenistan are similar to North Korea in terms of being in dictatorship?
North Korea is the most authoritarian nation on the planet. You are not even allowed to leave your town without permission from the government or listen to music that doesn’t praise Kim Jong Un. And if a family member commits a crime, the entire family is killed or sent to a concentration camp. Cuba and Turkmenistan are paradices by comparison.
Yes, but North Korea makes them seem like paradises since neither country is run by a delusional moron who doesn't even know why he spites the USA.
I'm guessing you've not been to either. Try going there and then you might know.