North Korea Research Paper by ramzy

North Korea
This paper discusses North Korea, its history and its present nuclear position.
# 60426 | 5,815 words | 34 sources | MLA | 2004 | CN
Published on Aug 18, 2005 in History (Asian) , International Relations (General) , Asian Studies (General)

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This paper explains that, currently, the most pressing threat to international security lies not in the Middle-East but in the Korean Peninsula because, in April 2003, North Korea withdraw from the 32-year-old nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty thus beginning a nuclear stand-off. The author points out that, although some analysts believe that North Korea's is pursuing nuclear weapons to reunify the Korean peninsula or to save the threatened regime of Kim Jong-Il, North Korea claims to be acquiring nuclear weapons for one reason: Without nuclear weapons, it would feel vulnerable to a U.S. attack meant to overthrow its current government. The paper states that a nuclear North Korea would further destabilize the Northeast Asian region, would threaten U.S. security interests and would encourage neighboring nations such as Japan and South Korea to obtain nuclear weapons of their own, prompting a Northeast Asian nuclear arms race. Illustration.

Table of Contents
History of the Korean Peninsula
North Korea under Kim Il-sung
North Korea under Kim Yong-Il
Timeline North Korean Nuclear Crisis
North Korean Threat and its Implications
Positions of the Powerful and Involved Nations
South Korea

From the Paper:

"North Korea is a country that is engulfed in secrecy. Its history is extensive and encompasses many centuries. Who are the Koreans and where did they come from? In his essay "The Origin of the Korean People: Who are the Koreans?", Lee Wha Rang states that no one knows exactly where the Koreans came from and who they are. He states that "DNA tests show that Koreans are about 15% of South Pacific origin (the Jomon people) and the rest attributes of the Mongolian stock from the Baikal region." It is believed that the Jomon people left Africa 35,000 - 89.000 years ago, in two general directions, south and north, respectively, and they merged again in Korea, Japan and China some 10,000 years ago. The first Korean nation was established in 7,197 BC and lasted for 3,301 years. It was known as the Han-gook."

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