Strained relations between the U.S. and South Korea and North Korea have been a global issue for many years now. It all began with the Korean War in which the country was divided by the North fighting the South. The South was assisted by the United Nations coalition led by the United States where as the North was assisted by China. The conflict ended on July 27, 1953 which led to an armistice agreement dividing North and South as independent countries. This has impacted both countries
Following the Korean War and the rebuilding of their societies, both North Korea and South Korea’s economies have depreciated and fluctuated. With their different economic systems, one using the military and the other using trade, they both have received different results.
Ever wondered why there’s North Korea and South Korea? The nation of Korea was once unified for centuries under the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910). The Japanese invaded Korea and ruled over the nation for 35 years—thus, during the World War II as well. Consequently, the World War II ended after Japan surrendered to the United States, which also led Japan to give up Korea. The United Nations ordered Korea to be temporarily demarcated into two parts through the 38th parallel—the Soviet Union controlled the northern part and the United States controlled the southern part. The United Nations scheduled elections and stated that both parties were to be fair and democratic. The Soviet Union refused the idea of having democratic elections and anointed Kim Il-Sung as North Korea’s communist ruler in contrary with South Korea which democratically elected Syngman Rhee as its leader. That explains why there’s North Korea and South Korea. The nation’s split made a bombarding impact in the development of its environment, economy, people, and culture.
The two countries still haven't come to any agreements to this day. Although they haven't made any agreements, recently the current president of South Korea became the first president ever to cross from South Korea to North Korea. He walked into North Korea shook the North Korean's president's hand, then walked back. This was all on live television, he wanted the North Koreans to know that he wasn't afraid to meet them. This could be a sign that they will make peace someday, or he was just trying make a nice
Japanese industry and infrastructure, which were virtually destroyed during World War II, were systematically rebuilt to transform the country into a global economic leader by the mid-1960s. Post-World War II, the seven-year U.S. occupation of Japan proved to be a blessing in disguise as the Japanese received $2 billion in aid from the U.S. in the form of food, fertilizers, petroleum products and industrial materials.
The United States (US) is constantly looking for ways to improve relations with other countries and to follow their National Security Strategy (NSS). To aid the US in analyzing different countries, the PMESII-PT is used as a formula to keep everyone on the same page. The PMESII-PT contains eight different variables which help the United States analyze how different countries can affect their National Security Strategy. These variables include: political, military, economic, social, information, infrastructure, physical terrain, and time. These variables can be used to help better understand the situation and most important aspects of any country. Japan is a major country that can have a large impact on US relations and build on the current NSS. Throughout this paper, the PMESII-PT variables are examined to help educate and show how Japan can affect the United States’ NSS. After reading this paper, one can gain knowledge on how Japan can have a large influence on US interests in the Pacific/ Asian Command (PACOM) region.
The author argued due to the bipolar US-Soviet relations, Japanese- Russian relations were “merely a subset of U.S-Soviet and U.S-Russian relations.” (Kimura)(pg.142) Also the author points out even though times have changed since the cold war and the fall of USSR, neither country gives each high priority towards trading and foreign policy. He even goes on to argue that both countries could totally ignore each other and get along just fine. (Kimura) ( pg 142)
Fifteen years ago, the United States entered an agreement with its neighboring countries, Canada and Mexico, to not only increase trade productivity for itself but, allot its sister nations to the north and south the same advantages. Although the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) has come with many benefits to our nation, it has also brought in many consequences. The United States is now facing similar challenges with Asian countries through the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP). The significance of Free Trade Agreements on our economy has sparked a movement and is now currently one of the most widely debated topics in our country.
There is one distinction between the North Korean and South Korean economies that separate them and their ability to last as a substantial economic policy. At the end of the Korean War there was need for both independent countries to establish themselves in the market. The North Koreans decided to practice Juche, which essentially means that they planned on keeping their market and economy localized and not participating in the world trade scene. The South Koreans, on the other hand, did participate in the world market. Both countries knew that in order to establish and survive they would need to have cheap labor and cheap resources. But, once again, South Korea had a helping hand because of their decision to participate in the world market.
Australia and Japan. Once world war enemies, the two nation states’ relationship has grown considerably in the past 7 decades to become mutually invested economic and strategic partners. However, although there are numerous benefits to seeking a security alliance with Japan, both now and in the future, Australia should not seek such an arrangement. There are multiple reasons behind this strategy including Australia not taking a side in the rivalry between China and Japan and because the mutual security ally of both nations - the United States - provides them with an already-existing quasi-alliance. This essay will be utilising the following definitions from the oxford dictionary: 1) Security alliance defined as a formal agreement or treaty between two or more nations to cooperate for security purposes. 2) Remilitarisation is to re-equip with armed forces, military supplies, or the like. This essay will discuss the costs and benefits associated with Australia seeking a security alliance with the slowly remilitarising Japan and illustrate why such an arrangement is an attractive and viable option. First,
Nearly seventy years ago an unstable alliance between two frustrated countries was born. The U.S. Japan Alliance was formed after a vicious World War between the two countries and the bond was forced upon both nations under the impression that the U.S. and Japan would mutually benefit. During the Cold War both countries were walking on eggshells and felt that they would benefit significantly from this bilateral agreement. Times have changed since the last revision, and it’s time for the U.S. - Japan Alliance to be reviewed and renegotiated to ensure a fair relationship between the two countries.
You ever wonder what the why people from all over come to the United States, what could be so different from their home compared to ours. Even Japan, the United States and Japan have many things in common, but then again they do have many different thing. The US and Japan are similar/different because of their social status, myths/legends, and cars. Theses 3 types may have different examples to them but both the US and Japan can relate to them.
South Korea is a high tech Industrialized economizing GDP per capita of $ 33,200 (world fact book) which is more than of Mexico and inflation rate of 1.1%. Canada and South Korea negotiated on a new agreement (CKFTA) 1 that will allow Canadian business to work more beneficially as 88%of tariff lines will be duty free, bringing more exposure to South Korean markets for business
Recently Obama has been talking with South Korea about a free trade agreement. In this agreement it is likely to result in very few if any net jobs in the short run, according to the government. Although, “praising the deal reached by his trade negotiators, President Obama said on Monday that the accord would “boost our annual exports to South Korea by 11 billion” and “support at least 70,000 American jobs” (New York times). This deal will be very beneficial to industries including Detroit automakers and manufacturers of industrial and electronic equipment and high technology products. This type of deal would not only help out economy but provide many jobs for a lot of people out there looking for jobs. It would boost our economy and help out financially for those of low income.
The Trans-Pacific Partnership has been in the works between the EU and Japan since 2013 for a free trade agreement and Non-Tariff Measures in order to ease the burdens of existing trade barriers with Japan. Urgency recently developed when the Trump, the President of the United States of America, left the partnership affecting the other 11 members of the trading bloc. (EU-Japan Center for Industrial Cooperation , 2017)