| Merin wrote:|
Tokyo, i am embarrassed to have limited knowledge on the subject. I have seen the specials of folks going into NK and have been horrified. However can you or Afrokok forward me any links to reading materials explaining why they hate us?
I am at work, playing at the moment, but I will see if I can find something when I get back home...or at some point during the work day when I am screwing about.
North Korea's three major enemies are South Korea, Japan and the United States--in that order.
South Korea- All though they have just recently been split up into north and south, there has been a line drawn between them for hundreds of years prior to the Korean War. I think there was a war that occurred hundreds of years ago that North Koreans still talk about.
Japan- They hate them because of WWII. And really, it's the only thing that North and South Korea can agree on, when it comes to diplomatic relations. (Ironically, Japanese were/are granted visas to visit North Korea). Japan has made an effort to talk to North Korea and give them aid in some form or another, even though North Korea has provoked them, too with the kidnappings of Japanese citizens.
United States- They hate us for coming to the aid of South Korea during the Korean War and for being a very strong ally of South Korea and Japan. They are not happy that our military bases are positioned in South Korea and Japan. They also hate us for our strong stance on the economic sancitions against them.
These days, I will say that they are trying China's patience, as well. I have heard that China has told North Korea if they don't stop with the barking, they would reduce aid. There were also other instances where North Korea wanted China to come to their aid in diplomatic matters and China said, "no."
Much of what I hear about North Korea comes from Japanese news sources.