Why North Korea is China’s Problem

The Korean Peninsula has been a social and political dichotomy since the end of World War II.  After the division of Korea into North and South, the communist versus democratic halves worked vigorously to establish their own versions of sovereignty. 

The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, with Soviet backing, pursued the Communist satellite model while the southern Republic of Korea became a U.S. client democratic/capitalist country. Continue reading

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