South Korea’s economic system is capitalism, where businesses and properties are privately owned. The owners can increase their wealth, as well as own their properties and the citizens have the choice whether to consume or not the goods and services. While in North Korea, their economic system is communism, where all production, consumption, and distribution is controlled by the government. The businesses have quotas and the citizens get the same amount of goods and services, where they cannot deny the amount even if it is too small. When the Koreas reunite, decisions might not be made because both economic systems have its own benefits and disadvantages.
Imagine a life without television and social media to report the news and tell you what is happening in the world, that is the reality for North Koreans. North Korea is a country based on the complete censorship of true media and internet access to most of its citizens. The extreme censorship in North Korea’s society is neglecting the fundamental human rights of people and is forcing them away from having any truth or opinions about the world around them. North Korea censors all media outlets and journalists to control what their citizens read, see, and even hear about the world around them. North Korea’s “goal is not to inform, but to indoctrinate and control common people,” (Lankov).
He states that the soldiers appear malnourished and that the Jeeps they drive are at least fifteen years old. The North Korean government is so poor that it cannot even afford to take care of the people that protect it. Likewise, the North Koreans cannot maintain their infrastructure. Wallechinsky noticed that behind the nice neighborhoods they were shown, there were neglected slums. Also, there is a hotel in the capital that has been sitting there for fifteen years, unfinished.
North Koreans speaks the Korean language containing some Chinese words and is the recognized language. The ethnicities of North Korea comprises of 99.8% Koreans and 0.2% Chinese. The religion of NK has a long history impacting religion beliefs of North Koreans. Confucianism, Buddhism, Shamanism, Ch’ŏndogyo, and Christianity are the religions that Koreans have been influenced by. The government does not have a ban on religion in their constitution.
Unlike Korea, Japan at this point has been heavily modernized and really started viewing and embracing western ideals as practical, applying it to their nation as a whole. Already holding negative views toward the west, and by signing a treaty with Japan who is a nation that has embraced their ideals and way of life is distressing to Ikhyon. It is no better than creating relationships with the western nations that Korea has isolated themselves from for so long. Viewing from this perspective, it would allow the Japanese to eventually have power over Korean society. Their western-taught ways could heavily affect many Koreans, especially through their products, and possibly other western things such as religion could leak in.
Regardless, there ensued a civil war in Korea. The Korean war can be regarded as civil war because not very long ago Korea was one political entity and both North Korea and South Korea considered the Korean peninsula to be under one authority and wanted unification of Korea. However the extent of military force employed by North Korea soon made it clear that it was a full scale military attack on South Korea. Americans had not heavily armed the South Koreans because, as NCS-68 document points out, Eastern part of Asia was of leeser concern to United States and to some extent they realized the obsession of Rhee to unify Korea could make him take military action if provided with enough resources. It was imperative from the perspective of United States to counter this aggression because it was highly unlikely for North Korea to have acted without the support of its Allies, namely, PRC and USSR.
Japan has since then been a neutral country, not interfering with any foreign conflicts. But with North Korea in such close proximity to Japan, along with their constant harassment, especially in the form of testing nuclear missiles, it is no surprise the Japanese people are starting to lean towards a nationalistic government, calling for the trepushing for a stronger military like the ones from the Japanese empire during World War II. Prime Minister Abe, who also
As a result, Korea became two nations rather than one. The movie ” As One” is about how both nations differ and how they have similarities in South and North Korea. This movie is a good example of representing the Korean’s relationship with each other since most of the events in the movie are true. Before the World Wars in 1910,
Rationale My written task is based on the people of North Korea and the defectors i.e the people who manage to escape the country. I have written a speech from the point of view of Min-Jun ,a 27 year old lady who was born in North Korea and managed to escape the oppressive country to settle in South Korea. In the speech Min-Jun talks about how life in North Korea had been when she was there and how she felt when she escaped the country and started a new life in the free world. The plight of the people of North Korea inspired me to write this speech. My written task is addressed to the people living in free countries who enjoy the rights that people in North Korea are being denied.
Having the Olympics in South Korea is a great opportunity to bring the two feuding countries together. In 1945, Korea was divided into two distinct countries: North Korea and South Korea, ending the Empire of Japan’s rule. The United States and the Soviet Union occupied each of the countries, USA in the South and The Soviets in the North. The tension between North and South Korea has not yet left it’s people and there is constant hostility towards each other. But on January 9th, North Korea agreed in negotiation with South Korea to send its qualified athletes to the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.