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South Korean President Lee Myun-bak has proposed a plan to reunite his country with North Korea and suggested a tax to prepare for the costs expected if the two countries come together, South Korea's state media said Sunday.
Lee said the two countries should form a "peace community," and stressed the importance of the denuclearization of North Korea, Yonhap reported.
Originally posted by the2ofusr1
With all the comments lately about using creditable sources I am not sure CNN would be a good one . But good news is always welcome weather from a blog or a corrupt news media outlet .
The Government of South Korea is divided into three branches: executive, judicial, and legislative. The executive and judicial branches operate primarily at the national level, although various ministries in the executive branch also carry out local functions. Local governments are semi-autonomous, and contain executive and legislative bodies of their own. The judicial branch operates at both the national and local mains.
However, it has retained many broad characteristics; with the exception of the short-lived Second Republic of South Korea, the country has always had a presidential system with a relatively independent chief executive.
As with most stable three-branch systems, a careful system of checks and balances is in place. For instance, the judges of the Constitutional Court are partially appointed by the executive, and partially by the legislature.
North Korea is a single-party state under a united front led by the Korean Workers' Party (KWP). The country's government follows the Juche ideology of self-reliance, developed by the country's former President, Kim Il-Sung. After his death, Kim Il-Sung was declared to be the country's Eternal President. Juche became the official state ideology when the country adopted a new constitution in 1972, though Kim Il-sung had been using it to form policy since at least as early as 1955. Officially a socialist republic, many media organizations outside North Korea report that it is a totalitarian Stalinist dictatorship. Kim Jong-il and Kim Il-sung have constructed around them a cult of personality. It is reported as having one of the world's worst human rights records.
Current North Korean leader Kim Jong-il officially authored the definitive statement on Juche in a 1982 document titled On the Juche Idea. He has final authority over the interpretation of the state ideology and incorporated the Songun (army-first) policy into it in 1996
According to Kim Jong-il's On the Juche Idea, the application of Juche in state policy entails the following:
1. The people must have independence (chajusong) in thought and politics, economic
self-sufficiency, and self-reliance in defense.
2. Policy must reflect the will and aspirations of the masses and employ them fully in revolution and construction.
3. Methods of revolution and construction must be suitable to the situation of the country.
4. The most important work of revolution and construction is molding people ideologically as communists and mobilizing them to constructive action.
The Juche outlook requires absolute loyalty to the revolutionary party and leader.
Originally posted by Keyhole
I find it hard to believe these two countries could ever unite....
Nope, just don't see Lil' Kim giving up his Eternal Presidency or this Juche Idealogy that he himself came up with.
Originally posted by p51mustang
I for one am sick of hearing about the mentally disturbed koreas.
it's been 60 years- i say the usa should pull the plug and leave
them to make war or peace.
it's like being in the middle
of a drunken domestic dispute. he hurts me- but he doesnt mean it.
some drunk old man in a tank top and and sunglasses on an
episode of cops..
if they go to war and millions are killed-
that leaves millions more where that came from.
thats the deal anymore- life is cheap.