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North Korea

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Wes Wilcox

on 27 March 2013

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Republic Politics of Developing Areas Issues of Security Wes Wilcox Brandon Julien Thomas Oulton March 27, 2013 "Absence of Threat to the stability of states, global community, and/or human lives" Democratic The People's of Korea Republic 1910 - 1945 Health Negative

-High Infant mortality rates
-No registered health professionals
- High rates of tuberculosis
-Negative population growth rate
MDG: Child deaths, Tuberculosis Health Positives

-Limited risk to transnational diseases
-High rates of infant immunization
-100% Births accompanied by skilled Health Personnel
-No documented cases of HIV/AIDS
-Increasing Water and sanitation conditions
MDG: Low maternal mortality, HIV/AIDS, Malaria Food -Regulated by the government
-Currently a "Hidden" Famine
Effecting thousands
-Death toll around 10,000
-Reports of Cannibalism
-Similar conditions to the Arduous march of the 90's
MDG:Extreme hunger Conclusion -Currently a global security risk
-Must improve overall human security (Health,Food)
-Better their global relationship (South Korea, U.S)
-Armistice Agreement
-U.N Nuclear sanctions
-More political freedoms 38
Parallel - Kim Il-Sung becomes the first President of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea - Still holds "eternal power" over the country even after his death in 1994 - orders the invasion of South Korea which begins the Korean war 1950 - 1953 - Armistice signed to end conflict but countries still technically at war - Both the North and South Korea join the United Nations in 1991 - Kim Jong-Il takes power in 1994 while his country enters into the Arduous March - the lack of supplies from the USSR and China puts North Korea in a desperate situation resulting in thousands of deaths - assumed title of Supreme Leader in 2011 after death of his father - very little is known about his early life, believed to have attended a military university - youngest head of state in the world, estimated around 29- 30 years old - very little political and military experience - has continued committing crimes against humanity like his father while threatening international powers Location of violent incidents between North and South Korea North Korea's lack of infrastructure is clearly seen in this NASA photograph Korean women at a bowling alley in Pyongyang Women can join the military because of the caste system but can obtain very little political power Political indoctrination begins at a very young age • Human trafficking of men, women and children across the border into China, also the exchange of illegal drugs in between •Women forced into brothels, prearranged marriages and prostitution •If defectors are caught (as many as 40,000 North Korean refugees are believed to be living in China) they are sent back to North Korea where they face severe punishment usually prison camps or execution •150 to 200,000 people believed to be detained in these prison camps, conditions reported to be like the camps Holocaust survivors endured • Abductions of both South Korean and Japanese citizens • Hundreds of Japanese trapped in prison camps and at least 17 known cases of Japanese citizens kidnapped during the late 1970s and early 1980s but North Korea denies many of these abductions and many are executed afterwards. Crime Bombing of Flight 858
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