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North Korea
North Korea is a hot topic right now all around the world. From North Korea's threats to launch a Pre-Emptive nuclear strike against the U.S. and South Korea. This provocative stance North Korea is taking is important in world history because they have created a lot of conflict throughout the years and now they could actually start a nuclear war against the United States and South Korea.

Since the beginning North Korea has had an anti-United states view since its creation in 1948. North Korea says South Korea is a pawn of the U.S.. Since the end of the Korean War in 1953, the North has not attacked its neighbor, South Korea, but to this day keeps large amounts of troops and artillery focused on Seoul South Korea's capital. In the 1990's, North Korea started to take steps toward a better relationship with South Korea. But the conversation ended when South korea asked about North korea's nuclear ambitions. Kim Il-sung the founder of North Korea died 1994, after his death, his son Kim jong-il became the leader of North Korea. Under Kim Jong-il, North Korea became a nuclear power. It also became the world’s most isolated country. In 2008, Kim jong-il disappeared from sight for some months and it was later know that he had suffered a stroke. After his stroke he started taking actions to transfer power to his son, Kim Jong-un, who in September 2010 was appointed a four-star general in the People’s Army, and the Supreme leader of North Korea. One of the big questions is will Kim Jong-un be able to hold onto power and prevent North Korea's impoverished economy from collapsing? North Korea’s nuclear program began in the mid-1980's. In 1994 North korea's nuclear program became known internationally. Their ambitions to have nuclear weapons made the United States come close to military action against North Korea in the past for example in 1994. President Clinton thought about the idea of air strikes against North Korea nuclear sites Instead. In a last-minute deal with North Korea the U.S. convinced North Korea, to pause its nuclear program. North Korea agreed in September 2005 to abandon its nuclear programs in exchange for economic assistance and to join the six-party talks, which included China, Japan, Russia, South Korea, North Korea and the United States. But the agreement stopped in a argument over how thoroughly North Korea should have to reveal its nuclear activities and subject its nuclear facilities to outside inspections. North Korea’s continuing nuclear activities plus its testing of missiles and the shelling of the South Korean island as well as the sinking of a South Korean ship. Provocative Actions that lead to the UN and United States putting sanctions on North korea. After setting off its first atomic device in 2006. In 2009 it successfully conducted its second nuclear test, again defying international warnings. Another international crisis was created by the sinking of a ship in March 2010 by a North Korean torpedo. The Obama administration announced that it would impose further economic sanctions against North Korea. In November 2010, and again on march 5th 2013 North Korea set of yet another nuclear test. These actions have made the international community put many of sanctions on North Korea.

In November 2010, the North revealed a vast facility built secretly to enrich uranium. The Obama administration said that the North’s plant uses technology that is “significantly more advanced” than what Iran has struggled for decades to assemble. In January 2012, North Korea said that it was open to further negotiations over a deal to halt its uranium enrichment program, an agreement that seemed within reach before the death of Kim Jong-il in December 2011.In late February, North Korea agreed to suspend nuclear weapons tests and uranium enrichment and to allow international inspectors to verify and monitor activities at its main reactor, as part of a deal that involed the U.S. shipping food aid to...
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