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NK after 10 yrs of Kim Jong Un: Armed, Isolated
North Korea After 10 Years of Kim Jong Un: Armed, Isolated
It has been a decade since Kim Jong Un took over as the leader of North Korea, succeeding his father, Kim Jong Il. In these ten years, the country has undergone significant changes, both in terms of its military capabilities and its international relations.
Under Kim Jong Un’s leadership, North Korea has continued to develop its nuclear weapons program, conducting several missile tests and nuclear detonations. The country’s military has also undergone modernization, with new weapons systems and technologies being introduced.
However, these advancements have come at a cost. North Korea remains one of the most isolated countries in the world, with limited access to the internet and strict controls on information. The country’s economy is heavily reliant on China, and international sanctions have severely impacted its ability to trade with other nations.
Despite these challenges, Kim Jong Un has maintained a tight grip on power, with a cult of personality surrounding him. His regime has been accused of numerous human rights abuses, including forced labor, torture, and executions.
In recent years, there have been some signs of a thaw in North Korea’s relations with the outside world. Kim Jong Un has met with several world leaders, including US President Donald Trump and South Korean President Moon Jae-in. However, these talks have yet to result in any significant breakthroughs.
As North Korea enters its second decade under Kim Jong Un’s leadership, the country remains armed and isolated. The world watches with concern as the regime continues to develop its nuclear weapons program, while the people of North Korea continue to suffer under a repressive regime. Only time will tell what the future holds for this enigmatic nation.