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The question we are trying to answer and compensate for is what would South Korea do if attacked by North Korea either with nuclear power or ground troops and etc. While political and military analysts sound pretty confident that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's threats are just bluster, you can't get around the fact that the region encompassing the Korean peninsula is one of the most heavily militarized places on Earth, home to three of the world's six-largest militaries. America doesn’t have as much insight as we should with regards to the inner workings of what happens in North Korea; However, based on declassified U.S. and U.N. assessments and independent analyses by military scholars, we can make some educated guesses. South Korea and North Korea have always had high tensions ranging from there first encounter the Korean war in June 25 ,1950. North Korea has been pushing the envelope for the last 50 years. In the past 50 years North Korea has engaged in controversial actions numerous times costing South korea millions of dollars and even small amounts of troops. Although South Korea has yet to retaliate if they were to the South Korean military would love to let loose on the North Korean Military. On January 1, 2013 Kim Jong-un delivered a New Year's Day message on KCTV calling for better relations with South Korea. North Korea announced its intentions on January 24, 2013 to target the United States in its missile and nuclear programs. The statement called the United States the "sworn enemy of the Korean people". In February, North Korea conducted an underground nuclear weapons test and confirmed with China, its only supporter in the region, that it would conduct others within the year. During the training exercises Key Resolve/Foal Eagle 2013 conducted between South Korea and the United States, North Korea threatened to abandon the Korean Armistice Agreement, arguing the exercises threatened North Korea with nuclear weapons and that the U.S. was unwilling

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