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Potemkin village

Potemkin villages are disguised, misleading, or outright fake locations that are generally used for propaganda purposes. The villages have roots in Russian historical legend, purportedly built by Grigory Potemkin to fool Empress Catherine II in 1787. Potemkin villages in modern times are in fact in existence, including the North Korean village of Kijŏngdong situated inside the DMZ. The uninhabited village was built by the North Korean government in an attempt to encourage South Korean soldiers to defect. Other modern Potemkin villages are used by governments when showcasing areas to visitors.

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