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    The news that North Korea was successfully completed their fifth higher level nuclear test has struck concerns in South Korea and the United States. To make matters worse on August 22, 2016 the U.S. was able to confirm that North Korea has the ability to launch Nukes at U.S. Additionally, during the annual military joint drill between South Korea and U.S. North Korea threatened to “Turn the stronghold of provocation into a heap of ashes through Korean-style preemptive strike if the US and south…

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    that these strikes are limited in scope, the strikes are in defense of North Korean threats, and the U.S. will not seek regime change. The U.S. would also need to persuade China to assist in preventing North Korean military escalations. Although Kim Jong-un may retaliate on a small scale, he understands that war will ultimately lead to the demise of his regime. The above preconditions are a starting point to make this a supportable option. Compelling regime change is also an…

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    I was born in South Korea and grew up in America. As a person who has dual-citizenship, it is nice to know that I have another home. When I become legal, I will have to choose which country I would like to have citizenship in and that would be a bit challenging. The United States is a place where I would want to continue my education while Korea is where I would like to reside in without having to have a work visa or get married to a native. Korea, my first home, is a country that I always look…

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    In this interview I have found out about an individual’s point of view about family, ethnic experiences and education in South Korea. Seung Joo Lee, 17 years old, a very close friend of mine. She is from South Korea and have been living in the United States since April, 2010. She has two siblings, one older sister who is in college and one younger brother who is in middle school. Seung Joo and her family are like the traditional Koreans you basically know. They are the ones who bow their head…

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    divided the country approximately in half in 1945. North Korea’s leader isolated the country from the world with the concept of self-reliance in social, economic, and political affairs in 1945, and today, it continuing under North Korea’s current leader Kim Jong-Un. North Korea’s…

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    sides have had complications. One example that shows it in the present day was in August of this year. Global News reported that two countries exchanged gunfire when “the North lobbed a single artillery round at a South Korean border town” ( Hyung-Jim Kim). If the North were to keep provoking a war with the South, they would need their weapons to take down the South Koreans vast army who is trained and backed up by the US. China is also another concerning county for North Korea. Their…

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    The Korean War was a military clash between the Republic of Korea, supported by the United Nations, and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, strengthened by the People's Republic of China, with military material guide from the Soviet Union. The war was a significance of the physical division of Korea by an assention of the successful Allies at the finish of the Pacific War toward the end of World War II. ((Boose, Donald W) The inability to hold free races all through the Korean Peninsula…

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    The Interview

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    As portrayed in the movie The Interview, North Korea seems like a horrible place full of fake grocery stores and a cruel leader. In reality, North Korea’s situation is much worse. The average North Korean goes through many obstacles every day and has limited access to resources that citizens of other countries would have an abundant amount of access to. Through the continued abuse of human rights, no outside countries seem to believe that they should interfere with how North Korea treats its…

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    Frederick Leier

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    South Korea, July 21st 1950. “I remember the climate of South Korea offset the recruits including me. It was difficult to get used to but we did.” said Frederick leier. Talking about the climate struggles many of soldiers felt when they went to Korea.North Korea and South Korea were at war for the boarders of the country. Frederick Leier (age:17) at the time was defending South Korea from the North Korean troops that entered their boundary lines at the 38th parallel. Many veterans who served…

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    Scholars such as Suk Young Kim in “Crossing the Border ton the ‘Other’ Side,” (2007) argue that sympathetic portrayals of North Koreans are a result of the people’s desire to help the North Korean people escape their oppressive regime, hinting at human rights activists in South Korea…

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