North Korea, internal affairs, South Korea, United States
North Korea is considered one of the world's secretive societies and one of the remaining countries under communist rule. The country's nuclear determinations have intensified its continual isolation from the rest of the world. The end of World War II saw the emergence of North Korea in 1948 with a history dominated by Kim II-sung, a great leader who spearheaded political affairs for half a century. Kim II-sung introduced a philosophy of self-reliance after the Korean War that became a guiding path for development. He later died in 1994. However the strict state controlled system has led to leadership dependent on personality and stagnation. It is believed that two million people since mid-1990s died because of food shortages caused by economic mismanagement and natural disaster making the country rely on foreign aid to feed its people.
North Korea is also accused of human rights abuse with reports of slave labor, torture, public execution, forced abortions, and about 200,000 political prisoners (BBC par. 7). Conflicts have started to emerge between North and South Korea with Pyongyang accusing subsequent South Korean governments of being United States puppets, but the visit in 2000 by Korean President Kim Dae-jung gestured easing relations.
[...] Analysis of response of South Korea and the United States to threats from North Korea Military analysis In North Korea direct military intervention or action is not a suitable choice because of the possibility of North Korea's nuclear capability and the threat that South Korean capital city Seoul would be under threat of total annihilation. In addition, North Korea has a very large standing army at the demilitarized zone and thousands of United States soldiers could face extinction from a preemptive nuclear strike. However, the United States has taken measures to defend itself and its allies from any nuclear attacks by using ground missile interceptors as a precaution to a preemptive nuclear strike from North Korea. [...]
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[...] Moreover, the council's resolution to prevent countries from performing financial relations with Pyongyang that could aid them to acquire missile components and nuclear programs is to be recommended. The sanctions also allow North Korean cargo to be intersected in random raids. This prevents missile and nuclear components from being shipped into the country. In addition to unilateral United States and European Union sanctions that are similar to Iran are predicted to have a huge impact on the North Korea economy. [...]
[...] In addition to this, the flying of the B-2 bomber has also highlighted to North Korea of the capabilities of launching a nuclear bomb by the United States. The importance is to show North Korea that in the event they launch a preemptive nuclear attack on South Korea or the allies of the United States then in retaliation it would be destroyed immediately using the B-2 bombers. Economic analysis There are fears that in the month of April famine will loom over North Korea and this may worsen the economic conditions resulting in instability of Kim's regime implying he would need military backing incase the general population starts to revolt. [...]
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