Could North and South Korea Ever Reunite?

North Korea is considering reunifying with South Korea, but will the westernized South ever agree to merge with the cruel, isolated North?


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U.S. Institute of Peace: Declaration on the Advancement of South-North Korean Relations, Peace and Prosperity
“At the meetings and talks, the two sides have reaffirmed the spirit of the June 15 Joint Declaration and had frank discussions on various issues related to realizing the advancement of South-North relations, peace on the Korean Peninsula, common prosperity of the Korean people and unification of Korea.”

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Joint Statement of North and South: July 4th, 1972
“In an effort to remove the misunderstandings and mistrust, and mitigate the heightened tensions that have arisen between the South and the North as a consequence of their long period of division and moreover to expedite unification, the two sides reached full agreement in respect of the following issues.”

U.S. Office of the Historian: The Korean War, 1950-1953
“The Korean War began as a civil war between North and South Korea, but the conflict soon became international when, under U.S. leadership, the United Nations joined to support South Korea and the People’s Republic of China (PRC) entered to aid North Korea. The war left Korea divided and brought the Cold War to Asia.”

The Sinking of the Cheonan

BBC: North Korea Profile
A chronology of key events in North Korean history.

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