Worldview Wednesday: North Korea

Worldview Wednesday: North Korea

North Korea is a global problem.  See where other countries stand!

 


Let’s start with the basics – where in the world is North Korea??

North Korea is where the orange arrow is pointing.  The U.S. is in the center of the map for those who are geographically challenged.

Source: 1


So what are other countries doing? 

Here are some of the sanctions that global organizations and U.S. allies have enacted.

SIMPLE SOURCE NOTE:  The U.N. (United Nations) is an intergovernmental organization tasked to promote international co-operation and to create and maintain international order.  There are 5 permanent members of the U.N. security council: China, France, Russia, United Kingdom and the United States. The European Union is an international organization comprising 28 European countries.  The organization governs common economic, social, and security policies.

South Korea and Japan are major U.S. allies who also happen to be located in VERY close proximity to North Korea.

Source: 2


While there are economic sanctions in place, there are still a handful of countries who still trade with North Korea.

China is the #1 importer and exporter with North Korea by far.  This creates a problem for the U.S. and China’s trade relations.  China also does not want war to break out because it fears waves of North Korean refugees would enter.

Source: 3 and 4


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SOURCES:

1: “World Map.” Google My Map, 2017, www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/viewermid=1WouvrIFG1Z_aTy_zDf1HcMrI1sQ&hl=en_US&ll=14.115265616478787%2C-97.47070199999996&z=2. Accessed 14 Nov. 2017. Map.

2: Albert, Eleanor. “What to Know About the Sanctions on North Korea.” Council on Foreign Relations, 26 Sept. 2017, www.cfr.org/backgrounder/what-know-about-sanctions-north-korea. Accessed 14 Nov. 2017.

3: Von Kessel, Isabel. “Who Is North Korea Trading With?” Statista, 5 Aug. 2017, www.statista.com/chart/10683/north-korea-trading-partners/. Accessed 14 Nov. 2017. Infographic.

4: Hosansky, David. “North Korea Showdown.” CQ Researcher, 19 May 2017, pp. 433-56, library.cqpress.com/cqresearcher/cqresrre2017051900.