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The Juche Ideology of North Korea

- Ideology can be looked at different perspectives of the way people think about it. Some people think that ideology is bad, while some people think it is good. Ideology takes a very harmful way in Christianity; Pope Francis explains to Christians that ideology drives away the church and the people. In his perspective of mind, ideology is a “serious illness.”(Dolan) In some other places such as North Korea, ideology is a “dangerous belief system.” North Koreans Ideology is most commonly referred as “Juche,” this ideology is harmful to people because most people would like to praise people who do good things, but in North Korea people have to pray to a dictator who is capable of killing, tortur...   [tags: Juche Ideology, North Korea]

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The North Korean North Korea

- For more than a thousand years, in the Korean Peninsula, Koreans were one; Language, civilization, history were identical. Having shared the same culture during the history of the Korean peninsula by more than a thousand years, it is natural that this half-century break ends one day. Still, some South Koreans oppose the reunification of the North and South Koreas because its cost will be immense. Given that the North Korean share in the total Korean population is larger than that of the GDR in Germany, the costs to be borne by South Korea would be relatively higher....   [tags: South Korea, North Korea, Division of Korea]

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The Tragedy of North Korea

- Rogue states under dictatorial rule threaten the fragile peace, which exists in our modern world. Constantly as a society Americans have always fought against these said foes. However all too often we pass a blind eye to the humanity of the enemies’ civilian populations. For more often than not, those who live within these systems are chronically oppressed. The nation of North Korea is no exception, with “Bing-brother always watching.” The government in North Korea pervades all aspects of life. Hunger is a problem worldwide....   [tags: North Korea Essays]

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North Korea And South Korea

- Since their split with the South in 1945 North Korea has become increasingly isolated and has remained the greatest source of instability in the region. Labeled an axis of evil by the US, North Korea continues to alienate themselves from the international community through numerous antics. First, following their withdrawal from the non-proliferation treaty in 2003, North Korea undertook three nuclear tests in 2006, 2009, and 2013, and has now collected a nuclear arsenal despite the world’s clear message forbidding this very thing ....   [tags: North Korea, South Korea, Korea, Korean War]

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The North Korean North Korea

- There is always someone out there who has it worse. In this case, North Koreans live difficult lives. Everyday is a struggle in North Korea because they have scarce resources and live under strict government rules. Food, especially, is hard to obtain in North Korea, and the people are not fed as well as their military. North Korea is an isolated country and not many foreign people understand what goes on inside of the North Korean borders. The problem that North Korea faces is a serious problem because they are starved by the government purposefully....   [tags: North Korea, South Korea, Kim Il-sung]

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North Korea And South Korea

- The existence of two separate state entities on the Korean peninsula has provided the world with a long history of seemingly static tension. The ongoing friction between North and South Korea leaves a lot of apprehension and doubts of if a successful and peaceful unification is even possible. Looking back, it’s clear the severely divergent directions the military regimes in the north and south headed is part of the catalyst to the current state of the Korean peninsula. The division’s presence becoming increasingly obvious as South Korea economic presence strengthened, and their standing in the global sphere rose....   [tags: North Korea, South Korea, Kim Jong-il, Korea]

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North Korea And The Nuclear Crisis

- North Korea and the Nuclear Crisis Japanese surrendered to the Allies on August 15 1945, and the Cairo Declaration of December 1943 issued by the British and US leaders stated that "in due course Korea shall become free and independent".  The USSR accepted the Cairo agreement, but proposals made by the USA in 1945 led to the division of Korea into two military zones: the area south of the 38th parallel line under US occupation and the northern area under the Soviet control. In 1948, after some quarrels over the type of state to be established in the Korean Peninsula, the two regions established two separated autonomous states.  The North supported by the USSR established the communist Democ...   [tags: South Korea, North Korea, World War II]

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Nuclear Weapons Of North Korea

- Isolated, underdeveloped, and strictly controlled by a regime, North Korea stands as the only totalitarian state to have survived a change in leadership (youtube). North Korea maintains their control and power over the people through many different techniques: stranglehold on information, secret police, concentration camps, and control of the country’s economy. However there is one other factor that drives great fear into its people and the world; their development of nuclear weapons along with their propaganda techniques....   [tags: North Korea, Kim Jong-il, South Korea]

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Is North Korea And The Dystopian Society?

- North Korea is known for it’s harsh dictatorship and punishments, but unlike America they do not have the luxury of freedom of speech and neither does the dystopian society in Anthem. A dystopian society is a society that is built on “what ifs” and creates conspiracy theories that are typically bad to the public. The reason North Korea and Anthem are mentioned together is because of the differences and similarities such as; in Anthem the word “I” doesn’t exist in their world and in North Korea there is no freedom of speech, the citizens in North Korea have to agree with anything and everything their ruler says and if they disobey they are sentenced to harsh punishment or worse....   [tags: North Korea, Kim Jong-il, Dictatorship]

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The Secret State Of North Korea

- No U.S. Interference Could you imagine being under a dictatorship for as long as 60 years, and counting. Can you imagine what it would be like to not have any human rights, or enough food to eat on a regular basis. Unfortunately, we live in a world where this can and has been occurring for quite some time. For a very long time, many of us had no clue as to what the state of North Korea was in after the North Korean War. The whereabouts of North Korea was unknown, until now that is. But as devastating as this is, the United States should not get involved in what is occurring in North Korea....   [tags: World War II, Korean War, North Korea]

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The Political Issues Of North Korea

- The six-party talk consists of the six-formal government which are China, Japan, Russia, South Korea, North Korea, and the United States who, in fact, have been challenged while some of the countries had to make several compromises to further protect what is right in their own interests. Furthermore, the political issues that arise from North Korea’s radical actions are a matter of great importance, thus they should be discussed by the major countries affect by their nuclear weapons plan. A six-party talk would be the most democratic way of releasing tensions without use of military actions in the international communities....   [tags: World War II, Nuclear weapon, North Korea]

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The Submarine Of North Korea

- These measurements are significantly smaller than other submarines that North Korea has owned in the past. The smaller displacement and length means it will be harder to find in the water. The Yono” vessels require a crew of only two to operate, but can carry six or seven passengers” (Pryce 2016). The vessel can also be armed with torpedoes to increase this offensive and defensive capabilities. This increases the versatility of the submarine, for more missions. This is not a major threat like nuclear, but its very serious threat....   [tags: Korean War, World War II, North Korea]

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No Civil Liberties Of North Korea

- There are little to no civil liberties that are practiced by the North Korean government; rights such as free speech, fair trial or safety of the person are all violated by the harsh punishments doled out by the North Korean police. In order to weed out potential defectors, Amnesty International reports that North Korea hosts a system of “self-criticism” where weekly meetings are held under government surveillance, in which each individual confesses his/her shortcomings or mistakes during the week (7)....   [tags: North Korea, Korean War, South Korea, Kim Il-sung]

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The Threat Of North Korea

- It is a Monday morning the first thing seen at work is the logged in computers all with a creepy fiery skeleton. It was like something out of a scary movie, yet this was the case on November 24, 2014 for Sony Pictures Entertainment staff members. All the while standing there, the hacker group Guardian of Peace, had a malware going through all the computers, stealing, erasing sensitive information, and destroying most of the networking at Sony. Although Sony Picture Entertainment was hacked there is still hasn’t been a conclusive answer if North Korea were behind the cyber-attack....   [tags: North Korea, South Korea, Ban Ki-moon, Korea]

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Korean War : North Korea

- Since 1950, communism culture came into Democratic of North Korea. After the ceasefire of Korean War, between South and North Korea tried to make a good relationship to helping each other and trying not to have another severe war. But when the new dictator came everything changed to bad and worst. North Korea is acting like the un-controllable angry cat. The whole world is against North Korea because they want to occupy South Korea, they have nuclear weapons, and they have a totalities society. June 25, 1950, in the quiet early in the morning, North Korean attacked South Korea without any warning....   [tags: World War II, Cold War, South Korea, North Korea]

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Korean War : North Korea

- June 25, 1950, in the quiet early in the morning, North Korea attacked South Korea without any warning. Most of South Korean Solders were on vacation including high commanders. South Korean started to losing the ground and retreat to the South. Later, South Korea fought against North Korea but it was too weak. In September 15, 1950, United States of America with other volunteer countries involved to help South Korea and ambush in North Korea boundary. North Korea ran away towards to China, and Soviet Union helped North Korea to fought back....   [tags: North Korea, South Korea, World War II, Cold War]

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North Korea And Nuclear Weapons

- The derisive and dismissive attitudes of America and the UN regarding North Korea and Kim Jong Un combined with the imprudent beliefs by North Korea that nuclear weapons are the only way to achieve respect and sovereignty are key elements to the nuclear escalation in the region. The ideology differences between a socialist society and a democratic society taking over the after effects of the imperialism conquest of Korea by Japan are underscored in the polarized perceptions of today. After World War II, the region was stabilized between the two ideologies by allowing the US to control South Korea and instill its version of democratic society while China and Russia ruled the North with their...   [tags: North Korea, South Korea, Kim Il-sung, Kim Jong-il]

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The Country Of North Korea

- The country of North Korea seems to raise eyebrows whenever someone mentions their name. Their current leader Kim Jong-un regularly receives national coverage on various media outlets such as CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, etc. But Why. The truth of the matter is that Jong-un is a terrible leader and he should not be the head of North Korea because he is a maniac that has violated his fellow compatriots’ human rights. The days of Nazi-Germany should stay in the past and should not be practiced in the present....   [tags: North Korea, South Korea, Kim Il-sung, Korean War]

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The Effects Of Mixed Race On North Korea

- Imagine having to worry about expressing your own ideas freely and struggling to provide your family with food. In North Korea massive amounts of people are dying while military and government officials refuse to provide for them, but instead chose to kill. A breakdown of information including the people targeted, the punishment of these people, and how genocide can be eliminated will help to better understand this serious problem. The people targeted include most common citizens and even women and children....   [tags: North Korea, South Korea, Prison, Korea]

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North Korea 's Culture And Politics

- Korea’s Culture and Politics Seth Martin Rowan-Cabarrus Community College Abstract Korea was divided into North Korea and South Korea after the Korean War (1950-1953). Communist North Korea continues to be an underdeveloped country while South Korea continues to prosper in all areas such as technology, and agriculture. These two countries have vast differences with their political and government views. North Korea at one point was influenced by the Soviet Union but no longer. However, North Korea continues to be influenced by and receive aid from China....   [tags: North Korea, South Korea, Kim Il-sung]

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Why North Korea Refuses To Liberalize Its Economy Despite the Success of China

- At present there are five communist countries in the world, Vietnam, Laos, People’s Republic of China, Cuba, and Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. All of these, with the exception of Cuba, are Asian countries. While Vietnam and China are on the upswing economically, North Korea remains one of the poorest. The reason for this may be because it, along with Cuba, have an entirely state run economy. In comparison to the other three Asian communist countries, North Korea has the lowest GDP per capita of the four at 1800 USD (2008)....   [tags: North Korea]

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North Korea Has No Ambition for Nuclear Proliferation

- There has been an increase in the support of taking forceful actions towards North Korea which has seemed to be unpredictable in its steps and decision taken especially in terms of security. It has maintained its stand on the nuclear arsenal and other programs associated to it, creating a threat to the security of the whole region and the whole in general (Kim, 2002 pg.6). It has also refused to involve itself in any form of negotiation making the other nations abandon further negotiations and are determined to take some forceful action against it....   [tags: global issues, north korea]

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North Korea 's Nuclear Weapons

- In October 9, 2006, the North Korean government announced that it has successfully conducted a nuclear test, becoming the eight country in the world to do so. Recently North Korea had announced that they were improving their nuclear weapons arsenals, and they threaten to bomb the United States. The main way to eliminate North Korea’s threat is to keep quiet and not to provoke the North Koreans, all the U.S needs to do is silently build up defense, try not to interfere with the Koreans, except for providing private aid for the people of Korea....   [tags: North Korea, South Korea, Kim Il-sung]

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The Communist Regime Of North Korea

- “Communism is a hateful thing, and a menace to peace and organized government.” A quote by former US President Grover Cleveland. It is for for the reason Grover gave that I believe that the communist regime of North Korea will fall within the next 40 to 50 years. The regime will fall because communism is a danger to its people and the stability of the nation. One sign of a nation 's wealth and stability is it’s ability to provide food for it’s people. That is something North Korea has a very poor history of doing....   [tags: North Korea, Kim Jong-il, Kim Il-sung, Kim Jong-un]

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Conflict Between North Korea And South Korea

- Theory III: Clash of Civilizations Thirdly, the Clash of Civilizations is a theory by Samuel Huntington, which shows that the conflicts that North Korea and South Korea faces in the modern era are caused by differences. On one hand, the war was considered the clash of civilizations at one of two levels: the micro-level. It is when adjacent groups along the fault lines between civilizations struggle violently, over the control of territory and each other. It is clear that North and South Korea fought a gruesome war, and allies of both countries were involved (Huntington)....   [tags: North Korea, South Korea, Korean War, Korea]

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The Reunification Of North And South Korea

- The Reunification of North and South Korea is inevitable, but only with time, will they be able to do so peacefully. The reunification of North and South Korea cannot happen for a very, very long time. Otherwise the people, the government, and the rest of the world will be at serious risks within themselves through the economy and government. Waiting a few decades or so till the reunification will save North and South Korea as well as other counties from being in even more debt. If North and South Korea decided they wanted to reunite in the next decade for some reason, they will need to have more money....   [tags: North Korea, South Korea, Korean language, Korea]

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A Brief Note On North Korea And Somalia

- Corruption is very rampant in certain areas; North Korea and Somalia are the two most corrupt countries in the world. The attributes they share are the government, the people, and war. North Korea is known for their restrective governmental style. The official form of government in North Korea is a unitary single-party republic with one legislative house, the head of state and government is the supreme leader Kim Jong-Un, who controls every aspect of the North Korean people. The government is considered to be a Stalinist dictatorship....   [tags: North Korea, South Korea, Kim Il-sung, Korean War]

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North Korean Concentration Camps Of North Korea

- Overview of North Korean Concentration Camps North Korean concentration camps breed fear into the minds of the citizens. For over two decades, the UN executed no action toward the North Korean leader, currently Kim Jong-Un, for being held accountable for crimes against humanity. Kim Jong-Un, the son of Kim Jong-Il who also dictated over North Korea, took the position and title of Supreme Leader after his father passed away late in 2011 (Chol-hwan). He is responsible for continuing these crimes with the use of torture and forced labor....   [tags: North Korea, Kim Jong-il, South Korea]

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Nuclear Weapons And Conflict Of North Korea

- One of the key concerns in US-North Korea Relations is nuclear weapons and conflict. North Korea has been very open with its plans to produce an intercontinental nuclear missile that could hit the United States, and while they are thought to be years away from having that capability, concerns have been growing as North Korea has performed multiple missile tests in the recent months. Two of the most recent tests took place in the month of October, on the 9th and 19th, thought to be Musudan missiles, which are able to fly as far as 2,400 miles....   [tags: Cold War, World War II, North Korea, Korean War]

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The Military First Policy Of North Korea

- In many authoritarian states and dictatorships, the concept of power and authority is emphasized greatly. Power is defined by Magstadt as, “the ability of governments, and of governmental leaders, to make and enforce rules and to influence the behavior of individuals or groups by rewarding or punishing certain behaviors.” One major leader in North Korea, Kim Jong Il, needed power in order enforce and implement policies that satisfies his own personal interests. In addition to power, authority is another major concept for the North Korean leader, Kim Jong Il....   [tags: North Korea, Kim Jong-il, Kim Il-sung, Juche]

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North Korea Prisoners

- Current Event – Clapper Involved with release of North Korea Prisoners In an unusual event that involved Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper, intelligence was involved in an event that was not an intelligence event, at all. In fact, if one listens to Denise Rodman, he will say he was responsible for the turn of events that occurred November 8, 2014, in North Korea (Rudra, 2014). Rodman is singing his praises as being the one who is responsible for the release of Kenneth Bae and Todd Miller, who were both imprisoned in a North Korean labor camps, although for different reasons....   [tags: North Korea, Kim Jong-il, Kim Il-sung]

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North Korea 's Missile Ballistic Missile

- North Korea’s failed ballistic missile launch detected over the weekend by the United States, followed by threats out of Pyongyang that it may conduct further nuclear tests, comes with yet another saber rattling warning from North Korea: that it won’t blink twice in launching a preemptive strike against the United States if U.S. nuclear forces give it provocation. While this latest military muscle flex on behalf of North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong Un, is something that the U.S. has heard before, it comes at a time when the U.S....   [tags: North Korea, Kim Jong-il, South Korea]

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The Conflict Between North Korea And South Korea

- Thirdly, the Clash of Civilizations is a theory by Samuel Huntington, which shows that the conflicts that North Korea and South Korea faces in the modern era are caused by differences. On one hand, the war was considered the clash of civilizations at one of two levels: the micro-level. It is when adjacent groups along the fault lines between civilizations struggle violently, over the control of territory and each other. It is clear that North and South Korea fought a gruesome war, and allies of both countries were involved (Huntington 29)....   [tags: North Korea, South Korea, Korean War, Kim Il-sung]

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North Korea's Actions Are Crimes Against Humanity

- Debates have been swirling around the international community over North Korea’s recent actions considered to be “Crimes against humanity” (Pearson, Hanna, and Park). When did North Korea start to have these issues and who is behind the crimes arguably equal to that of Nazi Germany. Was it during the reign of Kim ll-sung or Kim Jong-il. Arguments can be made that the crimes did start under the reign of these two leaders, but the real culprit behind the crimes against humanity is Kim Jong-un the current supreme leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea....   [tags: North Korea, Kim Jong Un, Nazi Germany]

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The Korean Armistice Between North Korea And South Korea

- Throughout the early 1950’s the Korean Peninsula was a location with much civil unrest and violence. For this reason, it is a miracle that the Korean Armistice Agreement was actually mutually agreed upon by North and South Korea. Even with the constant complications, and early opposition surrounding the Korean Armistice Agreement, the aid of Dwight D Eisenhower made this unrealistic attempt of peace a reality. During 1950 there was much opposition to the thought of ending the Korean War. While the United States of America and the United Nations Command sought out to peacefully end the war, both North Korea and South Korea were hell-bent towards unifying the Korean peninsula in their own im...   [tags: Korean War, World War II, North Korea, Cold War]

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The North And South Korea

- Research Paper 1- North and South Korea When most people think about North and South Korea, they think of two nations that will never be able to reconcile and be able to reunite, two nations that have been at each other’s throats for a long time. I am one of those people. In my opinion there are many reasons why they will not be able to reunite as one nation again. The first reason why I believe that these two very different nations will not be able reunite with each other is that, these nations are just two different to reunite evenly and fairly in the end....   [tags: South Korea, North Korea, Kim Il-sung, Korean War]

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The Role Of The Governments Of North And South Korea

- I. BACKGROUND The Korean Peninsula once belonged to the Japanese empire from 1910 until the end of World War II. During World War II, the United States, Great Britain, China and Soviet Union had decided to make the Korean Peninsula an independent country. However, when the Japanese empire surrendered in 1945, the Soviet Union took control of the northern half of the Korean Peninsula, while the United States occupied the southern half of it (Hickey, 2011). The Korean War started in June 1950 when the North Korean army invaded South Korea....   [tags: North Korea, South Korea, World War II]

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Is North Korea Tightly Controls All Its Citizens?

- If I could travel anywhere, I would go to Israel. Although I have already been, I would do anything to go back to the homeland where my ancestors had once walked many years ago. In Israel I feel connected to Judaism. It is amazing to see what the country is like after learning about it after so many years. The first time I was in Israel, there was a war going on so my trip got cut short. If I could go back, I would visit the Holocaust Museum to learn more about Israel’s past. I would shop in the shooks, buy Israeli food and learn how to be more accustomed to their life style....   [tags: North Korea, Kim Jong-il, Kim Il-sung]

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North Korea 's Culture, Society, Geography, And Its People

- Throughout history, tragic events or situation accrue that change the point of view of a country, its culture, and its people. In North Korea’s condition, it is a country regarded in a negative manner by most of the world. Most people view its government as inhuman and reluctant or resistant to change. North Korea is a failing regime and a country with many problems. It has limited natural resources and many of its people live in poverty and are confined from the outside world. In this essay we will briefly review North Korea’s culture, society, geography, climate, past military conflicts, economy, military, and government....   [tags: South Korea, North Korea, Korean language]

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Military Operational Variable : North And South Korea

- PMESII-PT Essay Military Operational Variable North Korea possesses one of the biggest and strongest military’s in the world. Since 1953 when North and South Korea were divided along the 38th parallel, North Korea began to build and increase the size of its military capacity. According to, North Koreas currently has the 5th biggest army in the world. However, in the current technological day and age where information travels at the speed of light military equipment must be continuously updated and upgraded....   [tags: North Korea, South Korea, Korean War]

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How Raw And Graphic Life Can Be Throughout North Korea

- I find Demick’s narratives in the book were very compelling, keeping you intrigued yet horrified about how raw and graphic life can be in North Korea. Every story presented makes your blood boil when you hear such horrible circumstances the characters had to go through in North Korea during the years of mass starvation and economic collapse. Even though North Korea is known for being a very secretive country the author found a way to have coherent and fluid narrative with almost connecting each story to its history....   [tags: North Korea, South Korea, Kim Il-sung, Korean War]

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Is North Korea Really A Dystopian Novel Like The Hunger Games Tame

- The words “North Korea”, can come with similar reactions from outside its enclosed country. Most of the time, people will just say something along the lines of “It’s a crazy place”, even chuckling to themselves about it. Even when the government threaten the United States because of the upcoming release of The Interview, a satire film about the assassination of North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong Un, the U.S citizens laughed it off as another empty threat from the “crazy country”(June 2014). In my opinion, North Korea makes a dystopian novel like The Hunger Games tame, because this is an actual place that exists and actual human beings are suffering from their authoritarian government....   [tags: North Korea, Kim Jong-il, Kim Il-sung, Kim Jong-un]

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What Does The Future Look Like For North Korea Should Kim Jong Un Stay On Power?

- What does the future look like for North Korea should Kim Jong-un stay in Power. After the end of World War II, North Korea emerged as a nation state which embraced a Stalinist ideology. Its leader was Kim Ill Sung. He was a guerrilla leader who aligned himself with Marxist – Leninism. His goals were to unite the entire Korea peninsula as a single country ruled by an authoritarian Communist regime. At the heart of his approach, was an idea known as Juche. It means self reliance, as a political ideology, where the individual is the master of their own destiny....   [tags: North Korea, Kim Jong-il, World War II]

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History of Communisms in North Korea

- Throughout the past, many events have occurred that change the perspective toward people and countries of individuals. In the situation of North Korea, a country which is viewed in a negative manner, people view their government as cruel, torturous, and unwilling. Many do not understand how this happened. Events such as the Holocaust have changed the viewpoint of those whom started North Korea. But what did these events do to the county itself. These events changed many things within the land of North Korea which led them go to war with their own people and separate into two countries....   [tags: North Korean History, World History]

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Brief on North Korea

- North Korea is a dictatorship country that has limited resources but the people live below poverty and are constantly restricted from the outside world. The Kim Dynasty has established a government without the help of the United States and the United Nations. Through their government, they have learned to be self-sufficient. North Korea is a country with many problems, but it is also a country with unique history and a serious enemy of the United States. This analysis will briefly review North Korea’s economy, government, and history....   [tags: Political Geography, Korea]

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Problem of North Korea

- “Jeon Wook-pyo, now 68, was among 25 crewmen aboard two fishing boats captured by North Korea in the Yellow Sea in 1972. He escaped North Korea in August 2013 and returned to South Korea September the same year” (BBC13). In the current status with North Korea some people do not know why there is conflict between North Korea and the rest of the world, or as to what they did to enrage the world. The big problem with North Korea is that, in accords with the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights, they have violated many of the basic rights of the individual....   [tags: rights, violation, South Korea, United Nations]

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North Korea is Not The Best Korea

- 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....   [tags: Labor Camps, Human Rights Abuse]

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The Independence and Isolation of North Korea

- North Korea, also referred to as the bridge between Japan and China, is located in the eastern part of Asia. North Korea is half a pennisula, particularly the northern half, in the Korean Peninsula. North Korea, is a bit smaller than Mississippi, and about eighty percent of its land it mountainous (Kummer, 19-20) Signs of human activity date back to 3000 B.C., but Korea was known as Choson. Historians are not yet sure where the origins of the Korean culture come from but, “..archeologists have determined that some prehistoric peoples of the Altaic language group probably migrated to the Korean peninsula from Siberia, Manchuria and Mongolia.” (DuBois, 19) Like any other civilization, the fi...   [tags: Nuclear Weapons, Research Paper]

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North Korea: Hope for the Helpless

- ... Jee and Kim used to look after work for grass and plants that they could eat, as their rations were not enough. They were caught once, by guards, and had their hands stepped on, then were brought to a place where they were forced to kneel and eat the grass with the roots and soil. Kim got increasingly sick after this, and Jee watched her die with her eyes open, as she could not get Kim the medicine that she needed. Jee, along with other prisoners, wrapped and buried Kim's and 20 other prisoners bodies on a hill....   [tags: abuse, human rights violations]

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The Nuclear Weapons Of North Korea

- Michael Moore once said, “North Korea has taught a great lesson to all the countries in the world, especially the rogue countries of dictatorships or whatever: if you don 't want to be invaded by America, get some nuclear weapons” ("Michael Moore Quote.") Moore insinuates that the North Koreans that are preventing the US from invading possess weaponry used for intimidation tactics. A nuclear arms agreement was made many years ago to try to prevent North Korea from building nuclear weapons, but that treaty was quickly broken....   [tags: Nuclear weapon, Nuclear proliferation]

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The Narrow Prospect of North Korea

- The Narrow Prospect of North Korea The fate of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, one of the few remaining communist countries, lies in the hands of rulers who have abused their power, limiting the freedoms of the people and creating a single-minded administration. Although it carries the potential to be as prosperous as South Korea, North Korea is unfortunately constrained because the Communist party has heavily focused on its military and nuclear power, while ignoring other vital aspects such as its economic prosperity and the interests of its people....   [tags: International Politics ]

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History and Culure of North Korea

- The significance of cultural awareness directly relates to “knowing one’s enemy”. In today’s world Coalition Forces conduct operations that are intricately complex due to the dynamics of the enemies we face. This creates a diverse operational environment that forces commanders to think creatively when developing operational strategy. The Operational Environment is constantly changing due to opposing forces intermingling with the civilian population. It is often difficult to distinguish the enemy from the non-combatant during an operational conflict....   [tags: communist, hostility, nuclear]

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The Horrible Conditions in North Korea

- The events that have been unfolding inside North Korea for the past decades is absolutely undeniable, and one of if not the biggest issue that is going is the government's severe actions it is carrying out on its citizens. This issue is one that must without a doubt dealt by nations whether or not they have political alliances with North Korea or not because citizens are being dealt with some of the most inhumane conditions imaginable. The government has for many years over the past claimed that they are committing no wrongdoing and deny any reports at every confrontation they have with other leaders that their people are being subject to torturous conditions....   [tags: famine, government, corruption]

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The Hunger Situation in North Korea

- Nowadays hunger, also malnutrition become a big problem worldwide. Hunger is shortage or absence of food Hunger’s effect can be large and affect on big areas: villages, cities, countries, etc. (Anderson 1990). Very strong feature of hunger- its area. It is much easier to fight with famine in small village, but if starvation occurs in a bigger place like town it will take a lot of time and will be the cause of big outlays. According to the (FAO) Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (2012) 870 million of humanity were under effect of “extreme hunger”....   [tags: malnutrition problem in the world]

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The Communist Union And North Korea

- In the world today, especially in our lives we live free with the ability to think and do as we please. No one has the power to control our every move or every subconscious thought. With the power to control our own self, we can choose our path and have our own beliefs and morals. In the book 1984 the government or inner party controls everyday life of the outer party. The inner party have an enormous amount of power, they use that power as strength to have complete dominance over the lives of the inner party members....   [tags: Nazi Germany, Adolf Hitler, Nazism, World War II]

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The Democratic Republic Of North Korea

- Although many countries may label themselves a democracy, by either title such as “The Democratic Peoples Republic Of North Korea” or by their actions like Norway, the authenticity of the term is dependent on the actions taken by a regime. Democratization and the democratic political structure are more recent concepts in terms of world history. Even the inspirations for modern democracies like the ancient Greeks or Roman Republic, are democracies in symbol, as these democracies functioned little like the modern concept....   [tags: Democracy, Government, Liberal democracy]

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Nuclear Weapons Of North Korea

- As it is known the United States is the leading economic country in the world. The amount of technology, and power we have rises yearly. Meanwhile, North Korea is on the rise as well with nuclear power. Should we as a country be concerned with the threats they send not only to us, but our allies. North Korea is a threat to the U.S, and it is time we take control of the situation and put an end to the ongoing, fight between us and North Korea. The U.S. has approximately 4,717 nuclear weapons ready to detonate....   [tags: World War II, United States, Nuclear weapon]

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Prison Camps in North Korea

- In human history, the most famous prison camp is the Auschwitz concentration camp where millions of human beings spent the last of their days. The most notorious group from Auschwitz being the Jews who lost the greatest number of its people and also the most remembered from the concentration camp. A prison camp is defined as “a camp for the confinement of war or political prisoners” (“Prison camps,” Prison camps found in the Democratic People’s Republic of North Korea (DPNK) have been found to treat its prisoners little more than beasts....   [tags: human history, jews, auschwitz]

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Military Analysis of North Korea

- In this article I will analyze the Korean People’s Army which represents the military forces of the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea. The Korean People’s Army is composed of 5 branches, Korean People’s Army Ground Force, Korean People’s Navy, Korean People’s Air force, strategic rocket force, and North Korean Special Operation Force. In this paper I will look at the big three: Korean People’s Army Ground Force, Korean People’s Navy, and Korean People’s Air force. I will talk about the force strength and some of the equipment that each brings to the fight....   [tags: korean people, defense]

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Foreign Aid For North Korea

- When people read about foreign aid they immediately think of food and water. However foreign aid involves one nation giving resources to another nation that is struggling. Based on the country’s situation the aid can be financial, military, or simply food. The problem is there have been several of unsolved issues with these nations receiving their aid. Several of events has happened where our donations or the money the government gives have been misused or stolen. In 2007 there was a case that occurred with the United Nations and North Korea; where the state department had to investigate and audit North Korea’s aid spending....   [tags: United Nations, United States]

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Democratic Institutions Of North Korea

- 1/ Vietnam has a communist government that has one party while other countries like the United States have two or more political parties. Vietnam is also one of the few remaining countries that relies on a communist government. it does have a president, vice president and several ministers that help govern the area 2/ If I choose a democracy, it will be direct democracy system. Democracy is is "a system of government in which all the people of a state or polity, are involved in making decisions about its affairs, typically by voting to elect representatives to a parliament or similar assembly....   [tags: Democracy, Human rights, Government]

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The Censorship Of North Korea

- Throughout the development of new nations within the last two centuries, there have been various issues raised and fought over regarding the ruling of the nations themselves and the nation’s peoples. These issues range anywhere from form of government; whether a nation should be a tyranny, monarchy, or a democracy; to how much freedom the nation’s citizens should have. By and large one of the most important topics in recent politics is the idea of media censorship, anywhere from the question of first amendment rights in the United States to the extremely dystopian society of North Korea, where incredibly censored and doctored information dominates social life - and anything positive is re-wr...   [tags: First Amendment to the United States Constitution]

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1984 and North Korea

- 1984 demonstrates a dystopian society in Oceania by presenting a relentless dictator, Big Brother, who uses his power to control the minds of his people and to ensure that his power never exhausts. Aspects of 1984 are evidently established in components of society in North Korea. With both of these society’s under a dictator’s rule, there are many similarities that are distinguished between the two. Orwell’s 1984 becomes parallel to the world of dystopia in North Korea by illustrating a nation that remains isolated under an almighty ruler....   [tags: George Orwell, dystopian societies]

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North Korea Cultural Awareness

- ... A period called Kija Choson that lasted 99 years followed this. On the 3rd of October, Foundation Day Tangun is celebrated as a great culture-hero. Depictions of Tangun often show him with a tiger, which is regarded as a mountain god. ( ) The Korean peninsula has been ravaged by eight distinctive invasions that each left their mark; ancient Chinese kingdoms, Qidans, Mongols, Japanese, and Manchus. Through all of the wars and devastation, Korea was able to bring dynasties to power including the dynasty from which they would eventually derive their name....   [tags: foreign policy, terrorist actions]

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Education in North Korea

- North Korea is known worldwide as a nation of secrecy. The Kim Dynasty has made an effort to dictate all thoughts that enter the mind of each North Korean citizen. The government ensures that schools strictly teach of the Dear Leader and Communism. The main goal of the country is to raise Kim-respecting workers. Students are taught basic subjects in mostly inadequate facilities. The government restricts all learning that could be from outside the country. The education of the average North Korean is incomparable to those living elsewhere in the world due to the North Korean dictator suppressing information from his own country and the world in order to hold power....   [tags: education system, Kim dynasty]

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Execution in North Korea

- Execution in North Korea If there were such thing as cruel and unusual punishment it would be the purge and execution of Jang Song Thaek. North Korean Leader Kim Jong-un who is also the nephew of Jang hailed the execution of his once powerful uncle. Kim Jong-un became North Korea’s leader 11 December 2011 after his father died. After changing his ascribed status to leader he began to display a more informal style in public appearances, although the official media quickly repressed any hopes that this might mean a relaxation in totalitarian controls....   [tags: cruel and unusual punishment, Kim Jong un]

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North Korea and Confucianism

- North Korea has been in the centre of political discussions for many years, therefore much research has also been done on its regime, international status, foreign policies and other matters. However, North Korea is not just a communist hermit kingdom that was created by the Soviet troops during the Korean War, it is also a traditional Confucian state that shares many fundamental similarities to its neighbours. Furthermore, this same Confucianism has played an important part in the creation of the North Korean regime....   [tags: Confucianism, Korean, DPRK]

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Communism In North Korea

- There are many different types of political systems in the world today, some good, others not so much. Many countries go through different political systems before they reach a good fit. In this paper I choose to research about a regime that has always interested me, communism. To a lot of people communism holds negative connotations but the history behind this form of governance is one of desperation and revolution. Communism is a socialist movement to create a classless, moneyless, and stateless social order which is structured upon ownership of the means of production, as well as a social, political and economic ideology that aims at the establishment of this social order....   [tags: Military and Economic Self Reliance]

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North Korean Sanctions On North Korea

- There has been an ongoing issue with North Korea that does not seem to diminish. Instead it continues to expand putting the United States in an uncomfortable position. Much commotion has risen since the news broke out that North Korea has continued testing nuclear arms. It is known that North Korea took these drastic measures to defy the United Nations due to the sanctions resolution that was imposed this last month against them for defying the world and pushing on with its nuclear program. The sanction by the UN states, “The resolution aims to cripple parts of the North Korean economy that fuel its nuclear test and ballistic missile programs… member nations have agreed to inspect all plane...   [tags: United States, World War II, Cold War]

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The Exploration on Traumatic Experiences of North Korean Defectors

- North Korea is one of the few countries that maintain communist system in the world. After Kim Il-Sung died in 1994, who was a dictator for nearly 50 years, the North Korean government has lost its power on the people. Since then, communist system has collapsed and economic crisis has been aggravated. Also the food crisis in 1990s caused famine across the country. For these reasons, a lot of North Korean people have tried to escape from their home country or hide themselves in China. The number of North Korean defectors has been greatly increasing; those who settled in South Korea were estimated more than 15,000 in 2008; those who arrived in China reached over 100,000 (Goodfriends, 2000; Kor...   [tags: North Korea]

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- Pyongyang, the capital of North Korea, was once called “Jerusalem of the Orient” among Presbyterian missionaries. The glorious history of Christianity in North Korea has been perverted by the North Korean government which portrays the influx of Christianity as the means through which Americans (so-called American Imperialists) tried to invade the country. Therefore, Christians discovered by the regime have been regarded as betrayers and slaughtered by whatever merciless way may be devised. Further, the regime has replaced the influence of Christianity with Juche-ideology (or Juche-cult) which parallels the role of religion in that the founder of the regime is regarded as God....   [tags: Christianity ]

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Foreign Policy and Terrorism in North Korea

- Introduction North Korea appears on the international stage as a country existing beyond the world we all know. It isolates its citizens from the rest of international community and does not obey any rules determined by international law, but requires respect and recognition. Moreover, North Korea is one of the countries that remains aggressive towards its neighbors and applies various terrorist techniques, i.e. illegal contraband, political terror and mass abductions of other countries’ citizens in its foreign policy....   [tags: terrorism]

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Russian Aggression : Russia And North Korea

- While the US Army is downsizing, forces around the globe specifically Russia, China and North Korea are maintaining their leading forces. With the fear of sequestration, the size of our active military may plummet to an active duty force of 420,000. The Russian army maintains an active force of approximately 766,000. While China, the largest active force keeps an Army of approximately 2.3 million active Soldiers, and finally North Korea maintains a force at approximately 690,000 Soldiers. With our current relationship with Russia, China, and North Korea, not improving why do Congress and other political leaders see the urgency maintain a force capable of deterring any future conflicts (Write...   [tags: United States Army, Military, Vietnam War, Army]

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United States and North Korea Relations

- The U.S–North Korea Conflict Relations between the United States and North Korea have been unstable since the second world war and with each passing decade the relations have become more tense. The U.S has never have formal international relations with North Korea , however the conflict has caused much controversy in U.S foreign policy. North Korea has been the receiver of millions of dollars in U.S aid and the target of many U.S sanctions. This is due to the fact that North Korea is one of the most oppressive regimes on the planet, that uses unjust techniques such as murder, torture, and starvation to get their citizens to be obedient....   [tags: opression, nuclear, conflict]

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The Is The South Korea 's Motto

- “Benefit all mankind” is the South Korea’s motto. A selfless motto, for a people who have suffered from being invaded by the North Korean communists 60 years ago. Once the cease fire began in 1953 between North and South Korea, they rose from it and became the proud country that it is today. It has fast growing economy and large technology industries throughout Asia. Also it has a modern democracy, and recently elected their first female president, Park Geun-hye. This shows that South Korea demonstrates stability and rapid growth every day and the U.S....   [tags: Environmentalism, Environment, North Korea, Korea]

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China vs. North Korea: Communism

- There are a number of similarities between North Korea, The United States and China. That statement could be said about certain aspects of the three countries when looking purely at what is written on paper. According to the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) World Fact Book all three countries have the essential three branches of government; executive, legislative, and judicial (2012). But it takes little effort to peel away the first layer and see the vast differences between The United States and the communist countries of China and North Korea....   [tags: Government]

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North Korea versus China GDP

- In the geo-political world of 2014, there are two countries that stand in the forefront of Communist regimes. One would expect that with similar systems of governance, both countries would imitate, or begin to imitate, one another. The policies that deal with human rights, poverty, education, and hunger should be similar, if not the same. In the Western world where democracy is preached and practiced, the living standards and labor conditions are comparable. Just as the fatalities are low in the factories of Western Europe, they are just as low in America....   [tags: communist systems and development]

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North Korea Human Rights Issues

- North Korea Human Rights Issues North Korea as we know is a communist country ruled by Kim Jong-Un. North Korea has been under the State’s radar from the nuclear threats to their human rights. They spark United State’s interest once more when the previous leader passed away and the duty was passed to the youngest son and now we are trying to dig deeper into the secrets that North Korea has been hiding away with the their barred wire to keep others from coming in. With the help of South Korea, we can explore the different levels of torture, inhumane activates, and the new leadership of Kim Jong-Un....   [tags: Nuclear Missiles, Public Execution]

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North Korea Famine

- North Korea Famine Abstract Famine is the one of the biggest problems in the world. More than 800 million people are suffering from hunger. The people of North Korea suffer from hunger on the level of the notorious Somalia, Sudan, and Ethiopia famines. They just suffer in silence behind the world media. There are several facts about the North Korea famine. One of the main factors for the North Korea famine is political problems: The North Korean government ignores s people’s everyday lives and only does things for preparing war....   [tags: North Korean Famine World Essays]

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South Kore The Republic Of Korea

- South Korea is officially called the republic of Korea. It accompanies the southern half of the Korean Peninsula. Its location is between the Yellow Sea and the East Sea. An artificial boundary called the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) separates South Korea from its neighboring country, North Korea. South Korea has a total area of 38,502 square miles. A little known fact is that South Korea is slightly larger than the state of Indiana. The history of Seoul (the capital of South Korea) started early as in 18 BC....   [tags: South Korea, Korea, North Korea, Korean War]

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