Korean Armistice Agreement

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South Korea and North Korea
Specialization: Korean Armistice Agreement

The conflict between the South and North of Korean peninsula existed even in the 676 A.D. among the three kingdoms of Korea. But, the early transformation from a dynasty to the present ‘Democratic People’s Republic of Korea’ and ‘Republic of Korea’ first started in the year 1890. During that period Korea aka the Joeson dynasty was surrounded by three super powers namely the Qing dynasty, Imperial Russia and the Imperial Japan. With the influence of trade and language, the Qing and the imperial japan had over the Joeson dynasty, the Qing wages a war against Imperial Japan.

Between the year 1897 to 1905, Due to the surrounding countries fighting for power, Joeson dynasty
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It gives a chance for the two countries in war to negotiate peace and maintain the last bit of harmony left. The armistice agreement usually follows a peace treaty which in this case is a very good example, as the Korean peninsula agreed upon the armistice agreement but did not conclude a peace treaty. Which indirectly points out that the Korean peninsula, South Korea and the North Korea have technically been at war from 1950. The agreement consisted of 5 articles leading to statement the both the Korean peninsula needs to…show more content…
“Article III: Arrangement related to prisoners of war”: states that within in 60 day of signing the treaty both the parties of the border must release the prisoner who were captivated during the time of war either in group or individually. Article III is the least impressive development, as the last reunification of the family members from the north to south took place in 2010, in the year 2010 North Korea suspended reunification of families to the south until a healthy atmosphere where dialogue and negotiation can be held.

“Article IV : recommendations to the government over both sides”, states that peaceful settlement must be ensured and all further negotiations needs to be conducted in the presence of both the countries with goodwill. “Article V: miscellaneous”, states that any further addition or modification of the agreement will take place with the mutual approval of both the countries. Violation of any above article will cause new amendments under article
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