North Korea vs America

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Share to Google Classroom

Why are people worried about North Korea?
North Korea is trying to make nuclear missiles – powerful bombs that can cause devastating damage.  Over the past couple of years they have tested a number of missiles.  People think they may use them to hit targets in place like the USA.

It’s believed that North Korea isn’t currently building any missiles that can travel New Zealand, which is around 10,200 kilometres away.

US President Donald Trump has been sending warships and submarines to South Korea to try to get North Korea to stop his weapon-building plans.

But there’s no sign that they are going to back down.

However, there have been many arguments between the USA and North Korea in the past and, although they’ve never been friends, things have always been worked out to stop a war in the past.

So, just who is North Korea?
North Korea was formally created on 9 September 1948, following the end of the Second World War.

Since then, North Korea and South Korea have been enemies.

North Korea is home to more than 24 million people, who live under a form of communist rule, which strictly controls all areas of daily life. People have to ask permission to travel around and it’s difficult for visitors to enter the country too. All TVs and radios are tuned to state channels and people caught listening to foreign broadcasts face harsh punishments. These controls mean that most North Koreans may have little or no idea of world events, or how their country is thought of by the outside world.

Most North Koreans are extremely poor. Many don’t even own things like fridges, washing machines or even bikes. Many people rely on aid agencies, such as the United Nations, to provide food because there is not enough in the country to eat.

Kim Jong-un is the current leader of North Korea.

20 Responses

  1. I don’t think the leader of North Korea is good.
    He seems a bit mean, harsh and cruel to me.

  2. I think it is bit silly that North Korea is still communist after most of the countries in the world are democratic.

  3. i think north korea is to controlling over their people and anrn’t very smart because they can start anther war by bombing the USA. 🙁

  4. It’s strange that North Korea is communist. Most countries are capitalist.

  5. I agree Unknown,but Kim is not just a bit mean,he is EVIL,hear me people? E.V.I.L,oh and also he is a pshycopath ?. I literally H.A.T.E nukes,they give me the heebie jeebies?

  6. Why is North Korea making nukes and bombs. It’s obvious that in a war it would be most of the world against them

  7. why don’t we just grab all the nukes we allready have on our team put em together then just get them out of the way

  8. I am a south korean and that is true! We have never really been friends with north korea.
    I feel like we should be sorry for them though. I live in New Zealand and I like NZ more than korea but even though north korea isn’t really a nice country and may be cruel but no offence even south korea and many other counries are like this too. We should all be sorry for all of these countries too!

  9. Oh what a good thing the USA and North Korea aren’t anywhere here…

  10. Oh no!Donald Trump is trying to stop them.I think they should stop fighting.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

In the spirit of Christmas, CableTV in the USA, is...
There’s a new genius in town, and she’s only 2...
In a hair-raising tale from Uttar Pradesh, India, meet Smita...
In a bizarre incident in Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia,...

World & National News

I ngā rā whakatā, i hui ngā whānau Māori ki...
In a groundbreaking move towards sustainability, Air New Zealand has...
Protests have been carried out around New Zealand in response...