TOWARDS A BETTER WORLD
Great good things happen unexpectedly in the world. Immediately after the end of World War II, the cold war between the United States of America (USA) and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) began. The world was divided into two warring camps – the democratic countries under the leadership of the USA and the Communist countries led by the USSR. The Cold war became more horrendous than any wars seen by the world because of the discovery and inclusion of nuclear weapons on both sides. A stage reached when the cold war contestants had enough nukes to destroy the world several times if the war turned hot.
However, the mutual assured destruction (MAD) race of nuclear armaments did not result in a hot war. One of the contestants, USSR crumbled by its internal contradiction. Russia and other constituents of the union disintegrated to independent countries and took the capitalist path.
After a long time of cold war and USSR disintegration, the remnant of the Communist empire in the world is now North Korea. When the World War II ended the Korean peninsula was divided – the North supported by China and the South patronized by the USA – on the 38th parallel line of the globe. Ever since, the animosity continued between the two Koreas. South Korea on the capitalist path prospered industrially and has become one of the richest countries in the world. North Korea stuck to fundamental communism while its benefactors the Soviet Union died and China became Communist only in name but moving along capitalist path. But North Korea under dictatorial communist rule went on an armament race to protect itself. It became a nuclear power and tests proved it had acquired missiles with nuclear warheads capable of striking targets many thousands of miles away.
The US could not tolerate another belligerent nuclear power, so have been threatening to destroy North Korea. But it was also afraid of smaller North Korea as it could cause unacceptable damage by its nuclear weapons.
The impasse suddenly ended when North Korea relented and started befriending its Southern counterpart.
The leaders of the North and the South Koreas – President Moon Jae-in and supreme leader Kim Jong Un – met and embraced to end the cold war and agreed to establish permanent and solid peace.
What more USA want? Even the bellicose US President Donald Trump had to agree for a summit with North Korea's Kim Jong in Singapore on 12th this month. So the last vestiges communist regime is coming to an end in the world.