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North Korea

  1. 1. North Korea
  2. 2. North Korea vs South Korea • • • • Korea Split Korean Conflict(War) Communism vs. Democracy Economic and Social Comparisons(graph)
  3. 3. North Korean Leaders • Kim Il Sung • Ruled 1948-1994
  4. 4. • Kim Jong il • Ruled 1994-2011
  5. 5. • Kim Jong-un • Took office in 2011 • Nuclear aggressiveness • “Deadly Nuclear Catastrophe” with US-January 2014 • Killed his uncle in December 2013
  6. 6. North Korea Nuclear Timeline • In 1993(and reiterated in 2003), North Korea announced its withdrawal from the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty • In 1994, US and NK sign deal where US would help build two nuclear power reactors in NK • In 2002, President Bush charges that NK, Iraq and Iran are an “Axis of Evil” • In 2002, NK admits to having a nuclear weapons program and nullifies 1994 deal
  7. 7. • In 2003, the Six Party Talks start(US, SK, NK, China, Russia, Japan) • In 2005, NK agrees to halt nuclear weapon program in exchange for security and economic and trade benefits • Shortly thereafter, NK backs out of the deal
  8. 8. • In 2006, North Korea announced it had successfully conducted its first nuclear test(underground) • Later in 2006, NK agrees to resume talks with the Six Party Talks • In 2007, a new deal is reaches in which NK would halt production of nuclear weapons in exchange for $400 million of fuel and aid • In 2008, NK destroys it’s biggest nuclear weapons plant
  9. 9. • In 2008, NK complains that President Bush still had not removed NK from a list of “states that support terrorism”. Bush does so the next month. • In April, 2009, NK launches a rocket which NK says is for testing space satellite technology. Most countries don’t buy explanation. • In May, 2009, North Korea conducted it’s second nuclear test(underground) • In June, 2009, the United Nations put tougher economic sanctions on NK
  10. 10. • In February, 2013, North Korea conducted it’s third nuclear test(underground) • In March, 2013, the United Nation put tougher sanctions on NK • Current Six Party Talks negotiations

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