When some people think of North Korea, they think of a secluded country on the Korean Peninsula that houses poverty stricken citizens that worship their supposedly god-like leader. Others think about a communist country that an infamous dictator runs with a failing nuclear weapons program. Yet others tend to think of a nation that sends out fake threats to other countries for fun. While all these statements stand true, they don’t even begin to explain the horrors of this atrocious situation. A wide variety of crimes against humanity have been committed in North Korea ranging from persecution on opinionated grounds such as religion, politics, and gender to knowingly causing prolonged starvation.
North Korea has been very “popular” in recent years due to the death of its leader Kim Jong-Il and the threats of war and its constant bomb testing. After Kim Jong-Il’s death, his son, King Jong-Un, took control of the country. North Korea is located in the upper Asian hemisphere, to the north west of Japan, attached to North Eastern China and right above South Korea. Since then, numerous people have escaped from North Korea and have told stories of the horrific human rights abuses occurring there. The world has been listening.
Chinese Prime Minister Zhou Enlai was the first to report that between December 1950 and January 1951 the United States Air Force released the smallpox virus on their soldiers causing them to retreat. The use of the atomic bomb was no longer an option for President Truman. He had to try and figure out another way to win this war without it being widely publicize of Chemical, Biological, or Nuclear warfare being used. In the early part of 1952 President Truman met with top U.S. Official’s concerning the war in Korea. Fearful that the Unit... ... middle of paper ... ...o North Korea since they are allies , but have receive a negative response.