North and South Korea: One Country, Divided

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In a house filled with anger and selfishness, there lies a family of four. The mother and father, who thinks they are a better parent than the other, separates in half. The mother takes the daughter, and the father takes the son. Although the parents think the complete opposite, the two children do not wish such separation and would want to become a whole family again. Instead of becoming one happy family, the parents decide to ignore the children’s thoughts, and the daughter and son are never to see each other again. Resembling this family, the divided countries of Korea know that millions of people want to relieve the pain of divided families but is still undecided to act. Superficially, it is easy to say that the divided Koreas should reunite so the family can be together again. However, there are also proven to be negative effects to the reunification. Therefore, should North Korea and South Korea reunite as one country? This question is important to ask because when two nations that were separated from a war like Korea is asked to reunite, it is important to know whether they should take the time to analyze the benefits and risks of reunification or hasten it. According to this encyclopedia, “North Korean troops invaded the South in June 1950, and the Korean War began. The fighting continued until an armistice was signed in July 1953. Neither side won complete victory” (“Korea, North” 373). The separation between North and South Korea has been over half a century ago, which gives both Koreas more than enough time to analyze the requirements of reunification. Both Koreas, along with their foreign related countries knew that millions of families were separated after the Korean war, and yet, they were still undecided to act. Sou...

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... gain more freedom. In addition, a Democratic/Republic China could be allies with countries that haven’t gone along, such as Japan. The only reason why China and Japan does not get along is because China was a Communist. Now if China changes to a complete Republic, China would become allies with their enemies, such as Japan. That means if a reunited, Democratic Korea encouraged China to switch from Communist to Republic/Democratic, China would also be allies with Korea. Therefore, Korea should reunite as one country. When all of this is put together, it appears that Korea should reunite as one Country. Even though reunification could cause China to stop aiding North Korea, it could also encourage China to stop being a Communist. If that happens, China would become allies with the united Korea, and will no longer have a reason on why they should stop funding Korea.

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