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The paper examines the history of North Korea and reveals that it has one of the world's largest militaries, has nuclear capabilities and spends a quarter of its GDP on military spending. The paper describes its erratic, paranoid leader, and clearly shows how North Korea is a significant threat to the US. The paper examines how the US should relate to North Korea to minimize the threat.
From the Paper:"North Korea, famously branded a member of the "Axis of Evil", is one of the world's most enigmatic states. The nation nominally adheres to Communism, but might be more aptly described as a theocratic dictatorship. Kim Jong-Il is ruler for life, and head of the Juche religion that his father began. The power of Kim is tied to his standing within this religion as a godlike figure. With this power, however, comes paranoia. Kim has built North Korea into one of the world's strongest military powers. North Korea has one of the largest armies in the world at 1.2 million soldiers, and spends nearly a quarter of its GDP on the military (US State Department, 2009). The country is widely believed to be a nuclear power, having declared itself as such in 2005 (Faiola, 2005). Kim's eccentricities make him the butt of jokes around the world, but he is unpredictable, paranoid, and possesses substantial military might. Because of that, North Korea is one of the greatest threats to stability in the world today."
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