Tensions with North Korea Rise

What do recent actions from Kim Jong-Un mean for America?

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North Korea has recently started to come out of its shell more than ever before seen. In Kim Jong-Un’s annual New Year speech, he addressed both the United States and South Korea, proposing to establish communication and global contributions.

Many issues between North Korea and America have come about due to nuclear missiles. North Korea is a very militaristic dictatorship and because of this, the United States has declared North Korea as a global enemy and keeps a close eye on their nuclear program. This has led to a competition between North Korea and America called the arms race. The goal of the U.S. is to have more nuclear power and might than North Korea so that we can have an advantage over them in the event that war or other conflict breaks out. Up until now, the United States has been calm about North Korea’s suspected nuclear development because they did not have the technology and knowledge to create a missile that would be able to reach America. However, recently Kim Jong-Un declared that they have successfully created a missile that would reach Washington D.C, our nations capital. In fact, the nation had a whole ceremony to celebrate and acknowledge their new military accomplishments. Images circulated throughout the news of images depicting ice sculptures of the ballistic missile.

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

Many families and proud citizens flocked to take pictures and participate in the event, celebrating the missile.

The announce of the missile came shortly after a televised speech that Kim gave, saying that the launch button was always on his desk. He also so said that “This is a reality, not a threat”(Time: Speech Video). The missile has brought about a lot of tension between the two countries because our President continuously tries to make it known that America is bigger and stronger than North Korea, and this eggs Kim Jong-Un to retaliate. Many feel that it is only a matter of time before somebody strikes first. Two recent discoveries about North Korea’s missiles have relaxed the nerves of many Americans. The first is that North Korea’s Missiles were reported to have been destroyed when trying to re-enter Earth’s atmosphere. If a missile cannot enter the atmosphere safely then it is rendered useless. The second discovering happened on April 28, 2017. A Korean missile, thought to have disintegrated mid-flight, was discovered to actually have landed in a North Korean city, destroying part of its population. This makes North Korea seem weaker and inferior to the U.S. So many people are not worried about threats from Kim Jong-Un.

Also in a recent speech, Kim Jong-Un declared that he is interested in communicating with South Korea and its officials. This is the first time North and South Korea have communicated since a meeting in 2015. Kim said that, “the path to dialogue is open” and his goal is to lower military tensions on the peninsula. He is hoping that they can also discuss North Korea being apart of the 2018 Olympics that will be held in South Korea. This seems like a good sign as far as the hostility of Kim Jong-Un goes. Hopefully, his willingness to converse with South Korea means that he is starting to be less of an insane dictator. However, many analysts say that just because North Korea is going to talk to South Korea doesn’t mean we should expect Kim Jong-Un to give up his nuke anytime soon.

We cannot expect any drastic changes out of their country or our own but due to the recent events, I would say that there are definitely new horizons afoot.

Sources:

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/north-korea-nuclear-button-kim-jong-un-hit-us-mainland-new-year-war-threat-reality-a8136276.html

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/north-korea/proposed-talks-don-t-mean-north-korea-s-kim-will-n833991

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/north-korea-ice-sculpture-ballistic-missile-pyongyang-us-mainland-tests-us-a8137716.html#gallery

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/north-korea-missile-hit-city-accident-nuclear-war-ballistic-tests-chonsin-dong-tokchon-a8141481.html

 

5 Comments

5 Responses to “Tensions with North Korea Rise”

  1. Irv on January 10th, 2018 8:49 am

    South and North Korea have been having problems for awhile now, but if North Korea nukes the USA it will be a world war happening all over again. That will not be a good thing at all

  2. Donkey Kong on January 17th, 2018 10:52 am

    North Korea has always been difficult and always tried to be dominant. A lot of issues has been going on with North Korea and the US because South Korea is an ally of ours. I think that its all fear tactics that the North Korean leader is doing but if Kim Jong Un really does nuke the US, It will be world war 3 and its not going to end well. Even China, North Koreans ally is telling them to relax and is gonna stop fueling them oil if they continue this.

  3. eldiablitho12 on February 14th, 2018 9:15 am

    I think that North Korea and United State always will have problems because they always try to have dominio of the world. They will have a word and them is when world war 3 will start and this is affect a lot around the word. People from united state and North Korea will be scary because of the nuclear bomb. I think that they should make a peaceful contract because people is asking for peace already. They don’t want more blood in the streets or broke a families in part just because war.

  4. Elpatron on February 23rd, 2018 9:30 am

    North Korea has always been trying to make other countries afraid about its nation because the dictator of North Korean think they have the most powerful nukes in the world. The U.S is strong country and don’t want to attack against North Korean because the U.S want peace in the world .However, if the N.Korean want attack the U.S then they will see the United States power.

  5. Apple on September 10th, 2018 1:14 pm

    As people who live in republic of Korea, i think that we don’t think about North Korea is really dangerous.
    I don’t know you are watching about real North Korean’s life, they living day by day rely on thier crops.
    They are so starve that can’t eat 3 meals per day. There no benefit launch newclear bombs to America.

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