May 20, 2024

Dreams of unification: why Pyongyang can’t conquer the peninsula

There are simply too many obstacles to a North Korean take over of the South

Ever since Colonels Rusk and Bonesteel’s plan to divide Korea by the 38th parallel was put in motion in late 1945, talks about the potential reunification of the peninsula have continued.

But as readers will see, Pyongyang’s interest in the subject has declined: as time has gone by, the North has shown less and less interest in unifying the Korean peninsula.

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