North Korea's Conflict On The Korean Peninsula

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Will Smith Mr. Beecher AP Euro Period 3 25 May 2014 Conflict on the Korean Peninsula Ever since North and South Korea were created after World War Two North Korea has been trying to conquer South Korea which has caused the Koreas to be in constant conflict. The Korean conflict has detrimentally hurt the lives of the Korean people but more so the people of North Korea. North Korea's aggression to South Korea has caused for many nations from around the world to become involved. The conflicts originated with Japan occupying all of Korea in 1910 (Korea). After the Second World War Japan was required to relinquish control of Korea and the states of North and South Korea were born (Korea). In 1950, communist North Korea attacked South Korea with the hope of occupying all of Korea (Korea). This was the start of the Korean war and the first example of North Korea's aggression to South Korea. In 1953 a peace treaty was signed but it did nothing to stop North Korea's aggression (Shah). The conflict between the two countries has caused many problems in both countries and throughout the world. The lives of the citizens of North Korea are awful. North Korea is a totalitarian hermit nation and citizens of North Korea are starving to death due to a lack of food and agriculture (Shah). The government is doing nothing to help the citizens. The North Korean government's treatment of its citizens has caused many countries to dislike the North (Shah). None of these problems will be able to be solved until both countries make a real attempt at peace. In 1910 Japan annexed the Korean Peninsula, starting their vicious rule over the Koreans (South). This was the first instance of conflict over the peninsula but certainly not the last. Ja... ... middle of paper ... ... finally end. The Korean Peninsula has been an area of great conflict since The Korean Occupation and up to present day. This conflict over land has turned into a symbol of death and destruction. After the Second World War The 38th Parallel was created and separated the Korean Peninsula into North and South Korea. The Korean Armistice Agreement of 1953 was supposed to end conflict between the Koreas but it did not. North Korea has developed into a totalitarian dictatorship and has been very aggressive towards South Korea, even possessing a nuclear weapon. The South is backed by the U.S. and The North is backed by China. Hopefully China and The United States can responsibly work together to limit North Korea's power and promote peace on the Korean Peninsula. None of these problems will be able to be solved until both countries make a real attempt at peace.
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