North Korea is a country that is ruled by a dictator and has a communist government. A communist government rules all the land and gives the same amount of money and supplies to all the people in the country. “Daily Necessities were obtained from the Public Distribution System (PDS)” (95,Hassig). The PDS shut down in 1995 because foreign aid was cut off expect for Pyongyang, the capital city. In rural areas, a lot of the children were born as “no-count” meaning that when they were born they weren’t counted as part of the existing society and didn’t have supplies given to them. North Korea was once a unified country with South Korea until September 9, 1948 when it became a separate country. From 1910 to 1945 Japan had ruled
The U.S. helped to divide the Korean peninsula at the end of World War II, and then waged war against North Korea in the 1950s. Although the U.S. signed a peace agreement rather than a peace treaty with North Korea after the war, its policy toward the country changed. Instead of trying to overthrow the North Korea government, the U.S. government adopted a policy of containing communism. During the 1980’s, associations between North Korea and the U.S. start to take on a new diplomatic form. North Korea’s nuclear weapons program had become a pressing international issue
North Korea is ruled by a leader named Kim Jong II. North Korea is like an isolated country that are being brained wash by their one leader Kim Jong II. People are taken and are taught in a young age on who to rule and who are the bad people and have hate towards the US. North Korea has false fantasy about the US making
The founder of North Korea, first president Kim Il Sung, created the country’s policy of juche or “self-reliance,” which has essentially cut off North Korea economically and diplomatically from the rest of the world even in times of great need such as famines. This is generally how the start of
Cultures are unparalleled with North Korea maintaining a communist government ran by the Kim Family for generations rather than a democracy like the United States. North Korea consists of a population conditioned from a very young age to accept the words and deeds of the elder and junior Kim’s to be the absolute truth. “The greatest meaning in life lies in bullets and bombs.” With a society referred into three categories as basic, chaotic and enemy, depending on the background and social origins. With a culture that operates as a communist Government raising human rights issues in addition to concerns over nuclear and chemical weapons. Human rights are nonexistent in the country. Officials above Deputy Prime Minister Level are provided vehicles at state expenses. Party operates at a level of discipline surpassing that of the military. For example, “public self-criticism is the punishment for being a minute late after lunch. Surveillance is much tighter to include listening devices at home and watching their every move.” Corruption is highest in the government trading and foreign exchange departments. Almost equally severe in departments responsible for housing and employment. Nuclear and chemical weapons have always been an interest between the two. A Stalemate, escalation, or an agreement.
Global security: Under his leadership, North Korea adopts a new strategic line on develop its army technology to have nuclear weapon and hydrogen bomb. Experts believe by 2020, North Korea will have over a hundred nuclear and biological weapons if left unchecked. Under Kim Jong-un, North Korea breaks, and ignores international laws. On March 7, 2013, North Korea threatened the US with a nuclear attack.Therefore, North Korea under Kim Jong Un will keep threaten several countries and threaten the global security.
Kim Il-sung had ultimate control over his people as he had the military to enforce his laws. If a citizen dared to speak up against the government, he and his family would be thrown into horrendous prisons for the next three generations. What makes North Korea different than Rwanda and Haiti is that poverty there was a normal part of life. Kim Il-sung cut off communication with the outside world. He controlled television and radio services to ensure that his people were ignorant that their lives were much worse than the rest of the world. Similar to Haiti, North Koreans were faced with hunger and a lack of basic necessities to live comfortably. A rigid system in North Korea made it impossible for families of lower class to improve their status because of tainted family history. Unlike Haiti’s vacillating government, North Korea was dominated by totalitarianism. North Koreans were taught to believe that they lived in the best place on earth, when in reality, they lived in poverty and domination. Their perception of their lives was caused by the culture that Kim Il-sung created. He instilled loyalty using media, force, and religious practices. This is similar to Rwanda because the Hutus and Tutsis were also taught to believe in the ethnic divisions hat separated them through school systems, religion, and
Kim Jong UnAlthough Kim Jong Un has no confirmed birthdate, it is known he is the third and youngest son of Korean military leader Kim Jong-Il, who had ruled since 1994. His father saw a lot of himself in his son, leading to Jong Il passing his leadership on to him once he died. He passed away in 2011 and that’s when Jung Un came to power. Under his power, North Korea started weapon testing programs. In February 2012, he started testing nuclear testing on long range missile launching, going along with his weapon testing. In April, 2012 North Korea launched a satellite that failed not too long after taking off, but in December of the same year, the government launched a long-range rocket that put the satellite in order. February of the next
The man, the legend, the one and only, supreme leader, Kim Jong Un. Standing at a height of 5’9, and 210 pounds, he is one of the world’s youngest supreme leaders, and in under 4 years, has managed to continue his own father’s legacy. Kim Jong Un has managed to successfully take complete control of North Korea just like his past family members who have been in power. At age 32 the supreme leader happens to own the longest list of honorifics anywhere, in which every single one of them is unearned, and is also most likely the last hereditary male in power. Kim is the third and youngest son of his father, and the second-born son of Kim II’s second mistress, Ko Young Hee. His grandfather, Kim Il Sung, ruled for 46 years, with Kim Jong Il, his son, taking over after his death in 1994. Kim Jong Un took power after his father's death in 2011, in which he was favored for by his father. Kim Jong Un has two older brothers, named Kim Jong-Chul and Kim Jong-Nam, who should’ve been next in line, but weren’t when their father decided to not make either one supreme leader because they were too “feminine in character”, while Jong-un was "exactly like his father". Around the same time he took power, he got married, in an arranged marriage, to a woman named, Ri Sol Ju, who is a former cheerleader and singer. Mrs. Kim is seen a lot with her husband in public. (unlike his
ABC News stated, “North Korea: Lives of luxury for elite as Kim Jong-un rolls out nationwide reform to combat widespread poverty.” The strict set of rules North Korea lives by is setting the nation up for failure. Their leader is a temperamental, immature, and power hunger man that will lead that nation to defeat. Kim Jong-un is testing with nuclear weapons and is threatening us and many of our allies. Jong-un is spending the money that can be used to help the nation thrive to help him gain personally. There is said to still be an estimated 120,000 prisoners still in labor camps. At these labor camps, torture and executions are common.
Thus began the Korean War, which would last for three years. By the time an armistice was signed in July 1953, 2.5 million people had died and the line of division remained. After the war South Korea flourished but North Korea remained an economic basket case and a police state which has been ruled by the same family for three generations. First came Kim Il-Sung, then his son Kim Jong-Il, and now the grandson Kim Jong-Un. Kim Jong-Un became the world's youngest head of state, after elevating himself from First Secretary of the Worker's Party of Korea to Supreme leader of North Korea.
The Hermit Kingdom’s Great Leader died at 2 a.m., Friday, Pyongyang Radio said today. The Korean Central News Agency, the country's official news, issued a seven-page announcement of Kim's death, which said that he would be remembered as a man capable of "creating something from nothing.” Kim Il-sung was the dictator who transformed the northern half of Korea into the “Hermit Kingdom” it is today. He is known worldwide (except in the country he ruled) as one of the most brutal dictators who ever lived, who kept his absolute power with total suppression of his people and control over all the information that went into and left the nation. Kim Il-sung was born under the name Kim Song-ju near Pyongyang, in Mangyongdae Korea in April of 1912. In the 1920s, he and his family moved to Manchuria to flee the Japanese occupation of Korea. He would go on to master chinese and become a Korean freedom fighter against the japanese occupation. This is where he got the name Il-sung, in honor of a famed guerrilla fighter. Kim eventually relocated to the Soviet Union, where he stayed from 1940 until the end of WWII. During that time, he led a unit within the Red Army, and he had his son, Kim Jong-il.
Kim Jong-Il's succession of his father, Kim Il-Sung, was not a simple process. Unlike North Korea's allies the USSR and China, North Korea's system of succession was well-established and very thorough. North Korea's system was not based on the idea that Jong-Il would just become the leader of the country. As stated in Lynn's Bipolar Orders, each stage of Jong-Il's ascension would test his political talents in order to prove that he would be able to take control of North Korea effectively. The process would take many years and started long before the public knew that he would be the one to succeed Kim Il-Sung.
Moreover, DPRK’s foreign policy since the 1970s focused on forceful unification of Korean Peninsula and spreading communist revolution in the South. It has to be remembered that an official doctrine till the end of the 1970s ideologically and practically postulated communization of the south on the basis of military intervention . Since that time North Korea placed its spies in the East Asia and started sheltering revolutionists and terrorists from all over the world, among others nine members of radical left-wing group called the Japanese Fraction of the Red Army who skyjacked a Japanese airplane to Pyongyang in March 1970 . Furthermore, North Korea has been for many years developing its nuclear program and numerously threatening to use it what obviously attracts attention of the whole world .
A lot of Kim Jong-Un’s background is unknown. Even his birthday isn’t known for certain. Although North Korean authorities say he was born on 8 January 1983, South Korean intelligence officials claim that he was born the year after. Some information has been given by Kim’s previous peers and Kim Jong-Il’s (Kim Jong-Un’s father) personal chef Kenji Fujimoto. There was proof found in 2012 that Kim Jong-Un lived in Switzerland as early as 1992 or 1993. It is likely that in 1998-2000, Jong-Un went to a school in Koniz near Bern, Switzerland called Liebefeld Steinholzli. He used the name Pak-un or Un-pak. He was described by his classmates as shy and awkward. He was ambitious and was very interested in basketball. He didn’t actually show much interest in politics and his grades and attendance were quite bad. Fujimoto says that Kim started driving at age 7 and drinking and smoking at age 14. From 2002-2007, Kim went to an officer-training school in Pyongyang named after his grandfather, Kim Il-sung University. The Kim Il-sung University is the main and first University in North Korea. Kim Jong-Un had always been favoured over his half brother, Kim Jong-Chul, according to Fujimoto who also believed Kim Jong-Un was more fit to be first chairman. This was because Kim Jong-Chul was too feminine while Kim Jong-Un is “exactly like his father”. Even so, Kim Jong-Chul was supposed to be