It's horrible communist dictatorship. People there suffer because of their insane government. It's not a strong country, why doesn't USA or NATO or some organization like that overthrow the government and unite it with South Korea?
Most Helpful Guy
For many reasons.
1. They are a nuclear powered state and the capital of South Korea (Seoul) is literally next door to the border that separates North/South Korea. Not a good combination in a good combination.
2. North Korea is allied with China. While China really doesn't really give a rat ass about North Korea, they still continue to act as their guardian, because they do not want US or it allies at it door step and NK merging with SK will do just that.
3. South Korea is not economically strong enough to handle the instant citizenship of all 25 million North Koreans. North Koreans are a group of people that have been brainwashed for the past 50 years. Undoing all of that will require billions upon billions of dollars toward education over the course of at least 2 generations.
4. North Korea is a mess economically. Majority of the people there are starving or living in undesirable conditions. Fixing this will require billions (if not trillions) of dollars.
5. If North Korea were to collapse then thousands if not millions of brainwashed North Koreans (who I'm sure fear or hate the US and its allies) will try to seek safety in China which is something China does not want. China already has a population problem and an economy that's not very sturdy, so they can't handle that burden either. That's the other reason for why they have allied themselves with NK, so they can keep the powers in NK around, so they themselves wouldn't have to deal with the aftermath.
Defeating NK in a war or overthrowing the leaders is the easy part. The hard part is the recovery part.0
Most Helpful Girl
Hello hi opinion from a person very involved in Model UN who knows a thing or two about how the world works.
To put it simply, thats not how it works. Just because we do not agree with totalitarianism doesn't mean we can go in and be like "lol you can't run your country anymore" There is this thing called "sovereignty" which is basically where countries have a right to run as a sovereign (meaning, the authority of a state to govern itself) nation, and that no other nations can disrupt that sovereignty. Attempting to disrupt another nations sovereignty is a big no-no, and its pretty much an international crime. You wouldn't want North Korea or China or Russia coming into our country trying to tell us how to run, well it would be the same kind of thing. All the major countries in the world have pretty much decided that trying to attack another nation's sovereignty is a war crime, and would face incredible consequences (Sanctions, trade restrictions, land removal... basically what happened to France after WW1, and to Germany/Russia after WW2) So, most major countries agree not to. This agreement was done by the UN, which all major countries are apart of.
Besides, to each their own, and to be honest, people in North Korea don't know they are suffering. Many of them can't stand the US, and if we tried to go "help" they would declare all out war, which is the last thing the world needs. The US especially needs to focus on itself first, and not being the one country that thinks the world is a "one size fits all" for how a government is run, and thinks that "one size" is democracy. While all of us may agree with Democracy, doesn't mean we're right. North Korea, no matter how wrong we believe them to be, is a self sufficient government, as is Russia and China, and they seem to be running just fine. There's no need for us to jump in because we don't agree with communism/totalitarianism.
There you go. Tried my best.0
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