FiveThirtyEight – “There are 37,241 McDonald’s restaurants in 120 countries, but not a single one in North Korea. In a recent fast-food development, however, Kim Jong Un, according to an intelligence report, may allow a “Western hamburger franchise” into Pyongyang as a gesture of goodwill. Perhaps that’s a good sign for the future.”
Why This Matters:
As Thomas Friedman once famously observed, no two countries that both had a McDonald’s had gone to war with one another.