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...son why North Korean pursues military and nuclear power is because of their current regional and global identity, which defined their further interests.
The United States of America is often identified as the global major power, therefore, they often engage in interactions with other states accordingly to their major power status. As a result, their interest is often associated with their status and identity. The interest of the U.S is not similar to a small developing country. For example, a small developing country such as Bolivia does not have any interest in making treaties with bigger nations, or even developing a nuclear weapon because these interests collide with their identity. Therefore, the size of North Korea, regime type, and their status of divided status might all be playing certain roles in constructing the true North Korean identity and interests.
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