The outside world has been walled off. American pop music is illegal here and you can get executed for

the outside world has been walled off. American pop music is illegal here and you can get executed for watching soap operas. This is not a make-believe world in a science fiction novel. It's a 46,000 square mile nation hanging off the east coast of China. It is one of the poorest nations in the world and it is armed with nuclear weapons. It is North Korea. Immediately to the south lies a nation with one of the world's richest economies. About one-third of all phones and TVs are made here. The people of this nation are among the world's most educated. Unemployment is low, job security is high, and workers in this nation enjoy the highest salaries in Asia. It is South Korea. The people of this nation share origins with their northern neighbor, but they have since grown far apart. The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (known to Westerners as North Korea) was founded in 1945 after World War II. Their neighbor at the end of the Korean Peninsula, South Korea or the Republic of Korea, was established at the same time. These two nations have an unusual history. For one thing, they have technically been at war since 1950. Though they were born at the same time, these two countries had different parents. The United States supported South Korea in its infancy. China and the Soviet Union supported North Korea. The U. S. and the Soviet Union may have ended World War II as allies, but they had different ways of organizing their societies. The U. S. is a capitalist country. That means that some people are rich and some people are poor. Resources are distributed unevenly. Business are owned by private entities. The Soviet Union claimed to have a communist system. That means that everybody supposedly gets the same. Resources are distributed more evenly. Business are owned in "common" by the government. These two superpower nations raised North and South Korea in their own images. The two Koreas went to war in 1950. The North attacked and took over much of South Korea. But the United States jumped in and pushed the North Koreans back to the Chinese border. Then China got involved and pushed the Americans and South Koreans back. The nations agreed to a ceasefire. Millions of people were dead and the living returned to their original boundaries. The war never officially ended, though combat has ceased for the most part. After the war, South Korea was one of the poorest nations in the world. In 1960 the average citizen made $79 a year. The country did not have a lot of natural resources to sell, but they did have many hardworking people. During the 1960s, the country began manufacturing labor-intensive products. Selling these products to people in other nations made South Korea rich. They now have one of the largest and most thriving economies in the world. As of 2012, the average South Korean citizen makes around $32,020 a year. The economy of North Korea is dramatically different. Since it's birth in the 1940s, North Korea has been one of the most secluded countries in the world. They promote an idea of self-reliance that they call Juche. Under this idea, they do little to no trading with other nations. Up until the 1980s, they received large cash infusi

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  1. Functionalist


    The pluralist model is the type of model which describe about the various types of political system.

    The main function of the pluralist model is that it is rooted in the form of functionalist perspective. In the pluralist model, the people share the consensus that the government provide based on the central concern.

    The pluralism theory is define as the view in which the political decisions are based on the government framework.  

  2. In today's world, North Korea and South Korea are two diametrically opposed countries even though they are one and the same. There are too many examples to list in terms of how these two countries have grown apart. But the most notable is their governmental systems and their industries. South Korea is a glitzy bastion of technological innovation; the asian country has borne the likes of samsung, sony, and panisonic, all of which are technological giants. North Korea has relatively no industry, nearly no countries do business with the hermit kingdom anyway (save for Russia and China). North Korea is an absolute dictatorship, and the people cower at the hands of a few. North Koreans don't enjoy any political or personal freedoms. It is pretty much the world's gulag. In South Korea, people enjoy plenty personal freedoms (although I must admit social mobility is quite hard as it is a harsh capitalist country). There are thousands more differences to list, and these two countries that were once one have fiercely grown apart. But, North Koreans and South Koreans mustn't forget that they are of the same ilk, the same blood. In my opinion, the only way for these two countries to see eye to eye is for the dictatorship that is North Korea to be usurped. Foreign intervention is definitely needed (although North Korea is a sleeping bomb, literally!). The politics around this issue is definitely muggy, but the only thing we, as a human race can hope for is for these countries to realize that they are really one and the same. Although the pessimist in me is cognizant that that day may never come.


  3. Common history, customs, and values. They agree to follow a set of rules and accept the governments authority. 
    Please let me know if this is an answer! I hope this helps! 🙂

  4. It's difficult to see reconciliation as a viable possibility for the future... wherever the western imperialist bloc were present, strife and division magnified exponentially. regarding the fate of this country divided in 2 all attributed to political ideology and having been a proxy stage for the US and the USSR to exercise their might, the aftermath has just widened the chasm... the lifespan of the nation is long and so it is made upon cultural identity which by now, is severely separated. with each passing generation, the likelihood for union will be harder... but only time will tell.

  5. As citizens, a nation usually share similar characteristics of language, culture and traditions, some being music, food, art, technology uses etc. They have all agreed of a set of rules to follow in their nation and share rights permitted by that nation.

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