THE RISE AND EFFECTS OF COMMUNISM IN KOREA

THE RISE AND EFFECTS OF COMMUNISM IN KOREA

Citizens living in the Northern Part of Korea dislike being called by the foreign people as “North Koreans.” They prefer being called “Democratic People’s Republic of Korea”Following World War II, Korea was split with the northern half coming under Communist domination and the southern portion becoming Western oriented. KIM Chong-il has ruled North Korea since his father and the country's founder, president KIM Il-song, died in 1994. After decades of mismanagement, the North relies heavily on international food aid to feed its population, while continuing to expend resources to maintain an army of about 1 million. North Korea's long-range missile development and research into nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons and massive conventional armed forces are of major concern to the international community.As a communist country, policies were implemented for equality of people. Some are land reforms, partial or complete nationalization and abolition of hereditary privileges of gentry.It is still unknown when reunification of the North and South will happen or if it will happen peacefully. And even if it does two sides should agree on one major issue.