So, the state (represented by one man under the authoritarian regime) is centered around the leader as an individual and vice versa. Absent from this list are all other citizens of the state. Furthermore, North Korea’s policies pursue stability and greater power for Kim Jong-Un and his heirs above all other goals (147). This idea of extending protection to a single ruler at the cost of security and care for the masses directly opposes the basic democratic ideals - “government of the people, by the people, for the people.” To suggest that North Korea could peacefully absorb South Korea is groundless; therefore, unification would have to come at either the expense of South Korea’s sovereignty or on South Korea’s own
The political aspect of the Democratic People’s Republic of North Korea is one that is based on a self-described foundation of Juche, or self-reliance. A totalitarian family dictatorship since its establishment in 1948, North Korea has a policy of Songun, or “Military First” that firmly elevates the Korean People’s Army as an organization and as a function of the state. In order to truly understand the political landscape of the Democratic People’s Republic of North Korea, or North Korea, as it is commonly referred to, one must first address the establishment of North Korea in 1948 and how the rise of Kim Il Sung from military leader to Soviet-designated premier shaped the political system of modern day North Korea. Towards the end of World War II, the Soviet Union declared war on Japan and the United States dropped atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki and Soviet forces marched on Pyongyang with very little contact in the late summer of 1945. Stalin appointed Kim Il Sung as chairman of the North Korean branch of the Korean Communist Party.
South Korea is the example of how a war ridden country from World War II aftermath has flourished economically over the past 60+ years. The conflict of 1953 on the Korean peninsula had the ideologies divided with communism prevailing over their northern territories. Military rule was inevitable in the whole Korean region due to friction between the neighbors. South Korea has benefitted from their alliance with U.S as they continued to be allies, Marcus Noland identifies, in lieu of their support to Washington, Seoul’s authoritarian rule over South Korea opened ways for new technology to arrive and trade relations to prosper. Japan and China have always been the giants of the region and still are but South Koreans benefitted greatly for global capitalism due to their relations with U.S and the presence of U.S inside South Korea helped them to develop and implement U.S ideology.
Like the North’s communist government, the South’s authoritarian regime limited political pluralism, but was not concerned with social pluralism or using coercive mobilization to shape its citizen’s interests and support for the regime. As of 1985, South Korea officially became a democracy in which the rulers would now be held accountable to the people. Despite all of the similarities that the Korean people share, what is it that explains the different and enduring political regimes that each state has adopted? Scholarly evidence has identified three possible factors as the source of bot... ... middle of paper ... ...Geography of the Koreas. (2014).
From here the American army was able to cut off supplies being sent to the North Koreans and eventually pushed them all back to the 38th parallel. The problem the United States, and the decision Truman must make as President, is the choice to cross the border and attempt to take North Korea. In advising President Truman in this decision, uniting Korea under a strong democracy, and proving U.N. authority and strength, are results that only have the minimal risk of Soviet or Chinese intervention, are factors that tip the scale toward the choice to cross the border. Before World War II Korea was once a unified, independent country, and now by crossing the 38th parallel, the establishment of a unified, independent, democratic government of Korea would be reachable once more. Not only would this decision spread democracy, it would create stability and peace.
But, the writers of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights thought that this would be a new and honorable way to run their fledgling country. So thus, the Democratic Republic of the United States was born. Designating the three branches with their own roles in society guaranteed that no one branch would have more power that the others, but it would just have different powers. The three branches are like a triangle. They balance eachother out and support each
The economic and political inefficiency of the first two republics led to the emergence of a powerful military state. Moreover, the propagation of an anti-communism, which manifested after the division of Korea, cultivated a hegemonic ideology (e.g. Park Chung Hee and his military coup) legitimizing the “capitalist developmental trajectory.” (313) Park Hee, leader of South Korea’s third republic, believed that under the banner of economic egalitarianism (e.g. eradication of poverty) and of anti-communism, he would gain legitimacy and public support if his military takeover.
Thomas Hobbes and John Locke were both social contract theorists who set the foundational footprints for the fundamentals of political life right into our own times. The two great thinkers imagined the world without a state in order to determine the legitimacy of the state that is present in reality. They differed greatly in their notions of the ‘state of nature’ and in doing so they developed contrasting conceptions of the role of the state and the nature of rights and liberty granted to the people. Hobbes’ political regime relies on the protest that the sovereign should have unlimited rights with no dissent or dissolution such that public and private interests are parallel. On the other hand, Locke sees man as a creature of reason rather than one of desire wherein he believes that the purpose of the government is to uphold and protect the natural rights of men that are independent of the state.
General Disposition The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea were admitted into the UN General Assembly in 1991 after the passing resolution 46/1. The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea is the northern division of the Korean peninsula, and is recognized as an legitimate sovereignty by all members of UN, except Japan and South Korea. North Korea’s foreign policies and ideals stem from their totalitarian government and their continuous conflicts with South Korea. North Korea’s division began after Japan’s defeat in World War II, prior to World War II; the entire Korean peninsula was a colony of Japan. However after Japan’s defeat in World War II, the Korean peninsula was divided so that the northern sector was under Soviet occupation, while the southern sector was occupied by the United States.
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