North Korea in it's history has been a nations that's been destroyed and rebuilt under the leadership, not Stalin based dictatorship, of their Eternal President Kim Il-Sung. Both Koreas are essentially nothing without foreign assistance. So at one point North Korea had PRC (Peoples Republic of China) and the USSR (Union of Soviet Socialist Republics) aiding them and when the USSR fell because of the US vs. USSR arms race the North Korean government lost an important ally. Skip 3 years later Kim Il-Sung dies and leaves his 52-year-old son Kim Jong-Il to run the country after much preparation. Now Kim Jong-Il wasn't a overweight mentally disturbed man that is praised as Jesus Christ. He for a reason became paranoid and started the policy of Songun which drained a lot of resources to strengthen the military and in the later 90's floods destroyed large portions of their farmland , which was in small supply since they're next to northern China which lead to the Korean famine which resulted in mass amounts of death. Then when they ask for foreign aid other nations decide to impose sanctions on their nuclear advancements. These sanctions cut off valuable food for the people whom the DPRK cannot provide for and we hope that it'll change their ideas to arm themselves. They know full well we haven't ridden ourselves of nuclear weapons (U.S.) and won't be swayed. Then when it turned into a "you only get food if your disarm" game Kim Jong-Il reportedly threatened the world , not as a plea for attention, but as a warning. He also believed that if people or foreign interest were allowed in North Korea they'd become weak. Skip ahead to his death in 2011 (which was disrespectfully received with praise) and his 28 year old son Kim Jong-Un steps in somewhat low in experience now is being forced to reply with warfare after their latest sanction for nuclear testing and the U.S. Sending bombers to South Korea to provoke them even more. At this point their propaganda (not everything in North Korea is scripted propaganda with a gun pointed at them) is turning true (a rare case of such). I say if the U.S. Backed out and let the two Koreas slowly relate without it being ruined then maybe one day there will be a reunited Korea with two different government systems (since at this point in time it's impossible for one absolute system to run Korea as a whole) without needless provocation.
It is a human’s rights issue
My first reason is that North Koreans are also humans like us, and they should be respected. And my second reason is that North Korea is in the most desirable, catastrophic situation. Moving onto my first reason, moving back to history, long ago, North Koreans, and us, South Koreans all start from one ancestor. People living above us on the North, who actually to say, have some kind of similarities with our blood are dying. Not from illness, no. But from starvation and drowning. As Koreans same with them who share a same history, I believe that we should help them. Since, yes, they are part of us, but also they are humans. The lives of humans are precious, and they could not be returned. Those precious lives are being lost. By same Koreans, or same humans, I believe it is a common sense to help them. It is like rich people helping the poor. The developed country helping a developing country. “Humanism”. There is a certain responsibility for us, humans, to help the people who are dying.
Yes, it is a common sense to help them, and we should, but North Korea is also in the most desirable, catastrophic situation ever. UN agencies estimated in November after a visit to the North that three million people would need food aid in 2012. David Austin, the North Korea program director for Mercy Corps, said that an administrator at an orphanage had told him that the children at his facility were receiving 60 percent of their normal rations, and had not eaten any protein in two months. Nearly a third of children under age 5 show signs of stunting, particularly in rural areas where food is scarce, and diseases due to a lack of clean water, sanitation and electricity has become the leading cause of death among children, the agency said. Hospitals are spotless but bare; few have running water or power, and drugs and medicine are in short supply, the agency said in a detailed update on the humanitarian situation in North Korea."I've seen babies ... who should have been sitting up who were not sitting up, and can hardly hold a baby bottle," Jerome Sauvage, the U.N.'s Pyongyang-based resident co-ordinator for North Korea, said in Beijing before presenting the report to donors.
In our recent social studies poster, the topic of the project is to help the poor, in other words, help the poor get rich. Then why not help the North Koreans, in other words, help them come over the catastrophe? Are they not as important as the poor? Yes, they have shot missiles at us, a few times, but does that mean just leave them to die? It is true that they should also feel sorry to us, but that doesn’t mean that we don’t need to help North Koreans.
This could be a turning point to North Korea
After the cheon-an-ahm and yeon-peong-do event, there is an unwanted silence between North Korea and South Korea. This even brought the thought of World War 3 that will be fought by nuclear weapons. Not only these, North Korea’s bad image of communism has stopped them from relating with foreign countries. More overall, these tests with nuclear weapons have an image of sanction on North Korea. This is why many countries are refusing to send aid to North Korea, since they are untrustable. However, sending aid to North Korea on their most desirable situation could not only be a turning point to the world, but to the relationship between South Korea.
First of all, sending aids to North Korea could be a turning point to the world. Not only South Korea, but many countries, such as the U.S., European Union, China, and Japan, is willing to send aid to North Korea. However, nuclear testing and communism has stopped them recently. However, such as how the U.S. is doing, they are putting pressure on North Korea until they promise to stop nuclear testing and for a reward, send them aid. Countries, most of all including South Korea, are fearing these nuclear testing from North Korea, since they are mostly missile tests, and they bring the thought of World War 3. However, by sending aids to North Korea, and getting a promise from them, could not only save the North Koreans from the floods, but also save the people of the world from the fear of North Korea.
Not only it could be a benefit to the world, it could also become a turning point to develop the relationship between North Korea and South Korea. The hatrism and the thought of unification have been going to years. North Korea is already willing to accept aid from South Korea, and it is our turn to step into this contract. For our brave soldiers who died during the missile attacks from North Korea, their death will not be forgotten by North Korea becoming thankful, and South Korea willing to help, a sign of unification. By this chance, by just helping them, and giving them aid, the long line of hatrism would become an end. North Korea has already laid out their hand. And it is us, South Korea’s turn to take that hand.
If both North and South Korea don't make attempts to fix their broken bond, then, one day, it will only result in another war. While things are not as bad between the two countries, there should be attempts at making peace and even friendship between the two rivals. Otherwise, it is evident and clear what will happen again.
North Korea is not only still at war with South Korea, but is also classified as a rogue nation, has refused most help from outside governments, and is growing increasingly hostile to their southern neighbors and the western civilization with each passing year. Just a few years back North Korea sunk a South Korean naval ship and killed several dozen sailors. Although I think it would be nice to help out such a garbage can of a country, they refuse to be cleaned up, and therefore, deserve NO help at all from their southern neighbors.
North Korea is only ever going to "unite" with them on their own terms, or in extreme desperation. Nothing more or less. Singing Kumbaiya with them isn't gonna help. If nothing, it will add continuity to the current regime.
North Korea is a dictatorship, run by a very hard-line leader. They have a long history of accepting aid, but then continuing to be belligerent and hostile to South Korea. There is nothing for South Korea to gain by helping their northern neighbors. They will only be strengthening an entrenched enemy.
Normally, a country should always help its neighbors out of good will and to secure good relations. In the case of North Korea, however, it is controlled by a small group of tyrants who hate South Korea and use whatever resources available only to benefit themselves, and not the people. Giving North Korea help would only help the corrupt North Korean leaders, not the people.