The tensions between different countries didn’t end even after the destructive events of World War II. World has gone through a lot of dreadful events in the past. Many a times, nations got indulged in long lasting wars resulting in catastrophic losses. After the world war, a continuous cold war has affected the world in many a different ways. The world got divided under two platforms led by Soviet Union and United States. Countries, according to their own interests, chose to support any of the two platforms.
After getting separated from Japan, Koreans never agreed to gather on the same platform. South Koreans had serious reservations from the North Koreans and two parties never got into warm relationships. Both the parties have always tried to destabilize each other and have struggled to get as many supporters as possible. Two parties have stayed in an environment of cold war and hatefulness.
The world seems divided in the case of Koreans. Soviet Union and China have supported the stance of North Korea while South Koreans have got the support of United States and other allies. US armies have assisted the South Korean armies in order to keep the opposition armies away from the boundaries of Southern country. US armies have played decisive roles in the past and US didn’t lag in the brawl of both Korean parties too.
Past Tensions between US and N. Korea:
In addition to supporting the South Korean stance, US have also accused the North Koreans of many extreme steps and the relations between the two have always been thin. North Koreans have faced sanctions in the past by American allies and the foreign policy of North Korea seems completely bent towards Soviet Union and China. US accused North Korea of working on the nuclear programs.
US have always resisted against the nuclear programs of different countries in order to ensure the world peace. Pakistan and Iran have also faced many sanctions by US however Pakistan got succeeded in testing the nuclear gadgets.
Despite of all the tensions, North Korea has recently released detained US citizens and it is seen as a step towards positivity by the Trump administration. Trump has praised the step taken by the North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un and has declared it a step towards the thick relations. In a tweet, Donald Trump has confirmed a meeting between himself and Kim. The meeting between the two can be a turning point in the relations. Trump in the tweet writes, “The highly anticipated meeting between Kim Jong Un and myself will take place in Singapore on June 12th.We will both try to make it a very special meeting for the world peace!”.
Consequences and positives of the meeting:
The meeting is very significant for the peace of the region and is seen as a turning point in the relations of US and North Korea. It can cease a long cold war scenario built up between the two countries and of course also between the Korean counterparts. The meeting will, hopefully, be an ice breaker and the two countries will start new ties. Such a meeting was really needed to build the environment of confidence and relations. In the past, both the leaders, Donald Trump and Kim, have exchanged harsh words but this meeting can really gather them at one table.