The conflict with North Korea has been going on since 1950, when North Korea (supported by the Soviet Union and China) attacked South Korea(backed by the United Nation and the US). The conflict was immediately called an act of invasion and the heavy tensions between North and South Korea began.
Today, North and South Korea are still in disagreement. South Korea protects its lands and people, while North Korea tries to break in constantly. There is a border between North and South Korea that is known as the DMZ (de-militarized zone). The area is constantly guarded by both sides who are not allowed to speak to one another, and are ready to shoot at a moment’s notice. Still, North Korea a has made “invasion tunnels” into South Korea, even though only 4 have been found, it is believed that there have been at least 20 more made since 1990 when the last one was discovered.
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One of the major causes of this conflict is the North Korean government. North Korea is considered one of the most secret, and corrupt country in the world. Their leader, Kim Jong Un, dictates the citizens with an iron fist, hiding them from the rest of the world and hiding the rest of the world from them with by allowing no contact with technology and other states. The people are also brutally beaten and kept in what seems like concentration camps if one has committed a crime, which could be as simple as looking at the supreme leader wrong (Kim Jong Un).
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The people of North Korea know nothing of the possibilities for them in other countries, and the government tells them lies about how their country is the greatest country in the world. They also tell lies of their supreme leader to make him superhuman, such as when Kim Jong Un was born, a star and rainbow appeared, or the first time Kim Jung Un played golf, he scored a perfect 18. The people must agree with these and accept them as facts or face extreme punishment if they don’t. They are beaten into submission and are sometimes killed when stepping out of line.
Solutions for peace
To bring peace to this nation, I suggest that we enforce a military presence in South Korea to put a tighter leash on North Korea. I also suggest we attempt to air drop supplies secretly to the North Korean people. If in 10 to 15 years this situation hasn’t cleared up, the UN should overthrow the North Korean government for crimes against humanity to bring safety to its people.