The Korean Demilitarized Zone ( Dmz )

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Introduction The Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) is known as the most militarized border on the globe separating the Republic of Korea and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, also known as South Korea and North Korea respectively. The DMZ prevents military action from both sides in agreement with the Korean Armistice Agreement until peace is declared. Actually, most people do not know that the Korean peninsula is still in a state of war and that there is only a ceasefire between the North and South – proving the existence of a very tense relationship. The Republic of Korea and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea have very different political ideologies governing their nation-states. The South is an open democratic, free-market society, whereas the North is a closed communist, isolationist society. Both involve themselves, to a certain extent, in the international community and are both members of the United Nations, albeit with various disputes regarding accusations against the North concerning crimes against humanity. There also exists the importance of inter-Korean relations with both sides sharing the goal to create a closer relationship between the two. A puzzling feat for scholars to comprehend is why these two countries, still at war, have this kind of common goal and it is due to their desire to reunify. Despite the devastations of the Korean War, the present distrust, attacks, and differing ideologies, a deep connection remains between the Korean
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