North and South Korean Height Difference

Above photo from Korean Yonhap News shows a North Korean soldier, one of two found drifting in the sea and rescued, being handed over to North Korea at the DMZ. What saddens me is how short he is compared to the South Korean soldier to the right. Even sadder, the differences has widened due to recent famines. The fact that northern Koreans used to be taller than southern Koreans makes this photo a very stark example of what two generations of dictators, father and son, can do to their own people.