Hon Global Studies
Political/Religious Conflicts Final Draft
I. Introduction (15 sec) (Slide 2)
A. What happens when whole countries, have the enmity and prejudice that the Capulet and Montagues had for each other?
B. In this presentation, I will attempt to explain to you the reasons, effects, and solutions of the division of Ireland and Korea.
C. Another missile test was conducted on November 29, 2017, this test, signaled the arrival of a new class of missiles from Korea — the Hwasong-15
D. The missile flew higher and for longer than any other North Korean missile test, and had a range of around 13,000 kilometers. This puts all of Europe and the all of continental US in range. South America is the only continent fully out of its grasping reach, Their nuclear program only has one more step, to put a small enough bomb on top of it. Such a feeling for the necessity of this weapon is strong in North Korea. Why? We have to go back into history to find out.
A. After World War II the main Allies (Britain, France, USSR, and America) dismantled the Japanese colonies.
B. Korea one of the original Japanese colonies was split along the 38th parallel with the USSR and the USA in charge of establishing stability before reunifying Korea together under UN supervision.
1. Both the USSR and the US had its own views of how the political system function.
a) The USSR set the Northern area up as a communist regime, the US set the area south of the border up democratically
2. The USSR from there on out ignored all requests to meet with the US to reunify the country.
C. After the USSR refused to change the politics in the North, the US viewed it with Hostility because they feared a theory called the ‘Domino Effect’
1. The domino effect theory was a theory which was that if one country in a region came under the influence of communism, then the surrounding countries would follow in a domino effect.
D. Such fear lead to the Korean War.
III. Effects (1 min)
A. Korean War
1. The Korean War was fought between South Korea and communist North Korea. Each side passed the 38th parallel boundary multiple times.
a) It was the major conflict of the Cold War
(1) The Soviet Union and China supported North Korea
(2) The United States and the UN supported South Korea.
(3) The war ended with little resolution
B. Casualties Korean War
1. Nearly 5 million people died in the Korean War.
a) More than half of these were civilians. This number of civilian casualties was higher than each of World War II’s and Vietnams.
2. Almost 40,000 Americans died in action in Korea, and more than 100,000 were wounded.
C. North Korea decides to become a nuclear state
1. In February 2005, North Korea claimed to possess functional nuclear weapons. Though their lack of a test at the time led many experts to doubt the claim.
2. However, in October 2006, North Korea stated that, in response to growing intimidation by the United States, it would conduc...