Oivind Armand Halvorsen
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USA and North Korea.
North Korea is a small country. It has about 28 million inhabitants.
By comparison, the United States has 330 million. That's almost 12 times as many as North Korea.
North Korea has no oil deposits. They are completely dependent on imports. North Korea, like Norway, is a country dependent on trade with other countries.
It does not mean that the country is poor. As I have understood, there are rich deposits of minerals that the world needs in the country.
According to the Norwegian dictionary: "Food shortages and extensive malnutrition have been applicable since the 1980s. Drought, damage flux and lack of fuel and fertilizer led to pure hunger in the 1990s. Foreign disaster relief was necessary. "
When we hear the Americans speak shamefully that the country is unable to feed their own citizens, they let out what the cause was in the nineties.
From the major Norwegian lexicon: 'Gross domestic product (GDP) was estimated at $ 1,700 per capita in 2004.
Foreign investment was prepared in 1992-93 through the adoption of tax exemptions and other benefits for foreign companies settling in a special economic zone, Rajin-Sunbong, in the north-eastern part of the country. The zone was opened in 1996, but investors have been awaiting.
The government encourages foreign companies to enter jointly-owned companies with North Korea. In 1996, a few such companies were established, largely with companies owned by the Korean minority in Japan. The first joint venture with a South Korean partner (Hyundai) was established in 1992.
The economic situation was very difficult in 1998-99 and industrial production was still interrupted due to lack of energy supplies. North Korea's leader, Kim Jong II, expressed his wish to continue the father's policy of economic and cultural self-defense for the country, but due to The country's economic crisis has taken the power of government to receive financial assistance from other countries. In 1999, state-owned enterprises carried over 90% of all economic activities in North Korea.
Tourist visits were long allowed only in carefully controlled groups. Since the turn of the millennium, the government is trying to get into hard currency and new hotels have been opened, including a casino in Pyongyang. South Korean Hyundai has since 1998 been able to send tourist groups by cruise ship / railroad to the Kumgang mountain range (Diamant mountains). Until autumn 2005, one million South Koreans and others had made short visit to Kumgang. "
As regards the country's economic and political system, there may be different opinions about. It's not my consideration.
From Lexicon: "Most of Korea's significant mineral deposits are located in North Korea, which include have large deposits of coal, iron ore, lead, zinc, copper, tin, silver and gold. Mining has stagnated due to obsolete technology, but North Korea is still one of the world's largest Magnesite manufacturers. The country has one of the world's potentially largest gold mines. Mines in 2004 amounted to 8.4% of GDP. The largest coalfields are north of Pyongyang, while iron ore recovered near Haeju on the southwest coast. "
Lexicon: "South Korean Samsung has produced televisions here for export. A historic summit in 2000 paved the way for a large-scale joint-scale industrial complex at Kaesong, approx. 10 km north of the demarking zone (DMZ). The South Korean Hyundai Group is the main player. The first factory started production in 2003. In October 2005, the road and rail link between the Korean states was reopened as part of the development of the Kaesong project. "
Furthermore, North Korea has a large production of textiles. They also have a developed fishing and export mostly to China.
This was a bit about North Korea's economy. What primarily takes people today is North Korea's nuclear and rocket weapon. Why has the country developed such weapons? You will get the answer if you look at the US and South Korea policies. Twice a year they hold millitarian exercises that simulate attacks on N Korea. N Koreans can never know if this is simulated or an attack is imminent. They must therefore always be on the verge of revenge. Here is the explanation of N Korea's army of more than 1 million man. It goes without saying that holding such a big army for a small country is economically drowning. Furthermore, they have seen what happened to countries like Lybia when they made the big mistake of relying on Americans. The same applies to the Russians. They believed in them when the Americans claimed NATO would not move east of Germany. North Korea has learned.
The rocket and nuclear weapons are designed to deter the United States from attacking.
Americans believe they can neutralize North Korea by using so-called battlefield nuclear weapons. What they may have forgotten is that North Korea's weapons are not small, but have grown bigger. In an attack, the atomic button becomes N.K. Immediately activated. The rockets will be heading to the United States.
What are the consequences for the United States and the rest of the world? Total disaster! The same goes for North Korea.