How should the world deal with North Korea?

North Korea has tested its second atomic bomb, drawing immediate criticism from across the world.

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) said that it had successfully conducted "one more" underground nuclear test and that it was "part of the measures to bolster up its nuclear deterrent for self-defence in every way."

The DPRK government said in a statement that the test had demonstrated an increase in explosive power over its low-yield 2006 nuclear test.

16 Answers

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
    Best answer

    Oh for Christ's sake, when will the "nuke 'em" brigade learn to use their miniscule brains? Then they might answer a question without everyone else shaking their heads and thinking what retards they are. For the less cerebral answerers above, N.Korea is right between S.Korea (US ally), and China (US trading partner and pretty much owner of the US economy), not to mention the short NE border it has with Russia. Now, N.Korea is also a very small country, about half the size of Japan. So, if you nuke any point in that nation, it's gonna be pretty unpleasant for the nations around it, and I can't imagine China or the Russians being too pleased at having to deal first hand with the generally poor effect that a nuclear explosion tends to have

    So to all you "nuke first, ask questions later" retards out there, do us all a favour and keep your miniscule intellect off Y!A, at least until you learn to read a map and find out where North Korea actually is.

  • parlee
    Lv 4
    3 years ago

    i think that the respond is...making a music. If each and every American taped him or herself making a music a music (ideally a love music, or a minimum of a chuffed music -- no offended songs like Eminem or Limp Bizkit) and mailed it to North Korean top Minister Kim Jong-Il (or greater useful yet, digital mail it to him as an mp3!), the gesture might so crush him with emotion that he might start up weeping like the bride's mom at a marriage. He might then stop all tries to construct a nuclear arsenal and include democracy because of the fact the only particularly potential variety of government and... properly, come to think of of it, consistent with threat this could be slightly idealistic. i don't be attentive to, consistent with threat persisted monetary sanctions and substantial rigidity from the international community, China in specific, might desire to be a greater useful plan. however the making a music might desire to help, too, you in no way be attentive to.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I know what I'm about to say might not be popular, but we should only use force as a last resort. We try to go to the tables, talk, put sanctions in place. We also get our missile defense in place.

    North and South Korea should also come to the table. Talk with each other and show south korea has no interested in attacking the North.

    If North Korea does not comply then we start thinking force. Anyone hell bent on having nuclear weapons with no just cause must be considered a danger to neighboring countries and the world.

    Edit: Also remember the amount of innocennt civilians you would be vapourising and killing because of the actions of their government.

  • 1 decade ago

    To be honest ;There is only only one country that has any influence with North Korea and that is China.

    When North Korea detonated an atomic device in 2006;China gave international guarantees that North Korea had given its sworn oath to them that they would not detonate another.The United Nations and the European Union accepted this.

    It is not for the rest of the world to sort North Korea out but China who gave certain international undertakings and ultimately have the most to lose as they have an international border with North Korea.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    All diplomatic means should be tried, further sanctions may still be an option 1st and foremost, but now, more than ever before must surely justify the new defensive shield to be put in place, not just over the UK, but maybe on the inwards facing borders of an aggressive state such as N Korea. The cost would be tremendous, but we cannot afford not to do it, as the only other effective alternative may be military action, the outcome of which is very uncertain and would cost thousands of lives on both sides.

    Strategically placed state-of-art weapons will take out any incoming nukes over N Korea's own territory before they became a threat. It is possible now to shoot missiles down as was proven with the Patriot anti-missile batteries in Gulf 1 (1990) against the Iraqi Scuds.

    N Korea fired two more missiles this morning. Action is now coming to a head, and it may be too late for diplomatic or defensive measures.

    Source(s): It's stalemate.... and the best form of defence is attack, the best form of attack is defence.
  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Here is what you do in a situation like this. We DON'T want to piss Iran off. You can't just go an drop a nuke on a nation's ally and not expect retaliation. They don't seem to understand that it will hurt everyone in the long run during a nuclear conflict. I think it's safe to say we are screwed.

    Source(s): Independent American
  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    They pose a threat by having nuclear equipment; and on that alone, it should be enough of a reason to bully them into submission.

    1. We could do nothing and let our enemies increase their power.

    2. We could prepare for a war just in case.

    3. We should invade and rob them.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    The same way it deals with the rogue USA - wish it away and let them do what they want wherever they want.

    N Korea has a strong, committed army to defend itself, unlike Iraq.

    The other fact in their favor is that the USA is a coward in a fair fight.

  • 1 decade ago

    Crippling sanctions

  • 1 decade ago

    my opinion:

    1. Take out their launch facilities IMMEDIATELY.

    2. Take out their uranium enrichment facilities with 15 minute evacuation warning.

    3. Tell them that ANY nuclear weapon originating from N. Korea and exploding ANYWHERE in the world will be regarded as an act of NUCLEAR WAR against the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA and will be met with a retaliatory strike that will destroy ALL of their nuclear facilities as well as their capitol.

    [If possible, have Kim Jong Il killed immediately.]

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