The Dictatorship Of North Korea

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The Dictatorship of North Korea – Cambell Nichols – Mr. Asphar’s P&L class. The Democratic System is embraced by a host of countries, and the system is generally regarded as fair and stable in most examples of it being used in politics. The ideal democratic system has many traits, which include; free and fair elections, accountable executives, just and equitable legal systems, and representative parliaments. North Korea, or the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), is one of two countries situated on the Korean Peninsula. The country was formed after the Second World War, where the formerly Japanese-occupied peninsula was divided along the 38th Parallel. The North was backed primarily by Russian interests, and the South chose to confide in the United States. After the Korean War (1950-53), instigated by the North, the two countries signed an armistice, but no official peace treaties. The North frequently feuds with the South, with aggression at an all-time high in recent years. The government of North Korea is a one-man state dictatorship, which has been controlled by the Kim family since the country’s founding. Free and fair elections, as defined by the Civics and Citizenship textbook, are elections in which “citizens must exercise their right to vote without intimidation” and “Electoral systems must give citizens equal voting power so governments reflect majority will.” What this means basically, is that elections must be set up in such a way that citizens who are
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