The most bizarre bans of different governments


Every child knows that the surest way to arouse public interest in what else — a ban. Moreover, the more severe, the more interesting. Hardly remember this government, which at the time imposed a ban those strange, which will be discussed below.

1. China: The Reincarnation

Without the permission of the government any attempt to reincarnation in the Land of the Rising Sun are considered illegal. To most Chinese, the big problem is not the ban, but the Buddhist monks gives a lot of inconvenience. Quite a complicated procedure for obtaining a permit was introduced as "an important step toward reincarnation to give legal status", but in fact — just an attempt to limit the influence of the Dalai Lama and the Buddhist Church in Tibet. The current Dalai Lama, 77 years old, and he refuses to revive in Tibet, while he is under the control of China. It is possible that in the future at the same time there will be two Dalai Lamas — one will be selected by the Chinese government, according to their law, and the other — by Buddhist monks.

2. China: Time Travel

It is not even about the actual travel and their reflections in any form. In early 2011, the Office of Radio, Film and Television of China announced that film and television are forbidden any movement in time. Prior to this topic travel to the past and the future was one of the most popular on Chinese television. However, the government decided that such films as "create a harmful myth, have a disgusting, ugly and absurd stories that promote feudalism, superstition, fatalism and reincarnation." You have to think that the film "Looper" enjoyed great popularity among the Chinese.

3. Greece: Video Games

In 2002, Greece was decided to prohibit absolutely all kinds of computer games — from game consoles to online solitaire games. The decision was made when the government despaired make a clear distinction between the relatively harmless games against harmful slot machines. However, soon after the local court found the ban unconstitutional. And although the law still seems to exist, it seems that the Greek government has just waved his hand at him.

4. Russia: Be Emo

In most countries the emo subculture is seen as one of the more-or-less normal stages of growing up teenager. In Russia it was deemed dangerous and fell under the ban. In 2008, formulated the "National Strategy in the field of spiritual and ethical education," under which imposed restrictions on the activities of "dangerous youth movements." Emo described as teenagers with straps in metal rivets, painted nails, black hair, piercings and lots of paint on his face, hide the natural features. This document is provided for the establishment of strict control over the website are subject to "negative ideology" that encouraged a tendency to depression, social isolation and suicide.

5. Cuba: Mobile Phones

During the reign of Fidel Castro, the owners of mobile phones in Cuba can be counted on the fingers. And not because of the high cost of devices, and because of the ban — such luxury was permitted to only members of the executive branch related to foreign companies or party officials of the highest rank. Fidel Castro himself called the ban on mobile phones "necessary sacrifice" in the "battle of ideas". In 2008, came to power, Raul Castro, Fidel's brother. One of his first moves was to lifting the ban on mobile communications.

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