World History, history homework help

“The past isn’t dead,” Faulkner once famously observed. “It isn’t even past.” This aphorism is particularly true in the case of North Korea, a totalitarian “hermit kingdom” in which the armistice ending hostilities often seems like it was signed this morning rather than July of 1953.

Provide a brief synopsis of the current crisis — a nuclear-armed North Korea — and propose a path forward that avoids war. What are the roles of the respective primary actors — the two Koreas, Japan, Russia, China, and the United States. What can be done? What would you do were you the president of the United States?

Remember to bring in at least one authoritative source from your own research in addition to any information you provide from Hallock. The minimum word count for your initial post is 200 words, not counting citations. The response posts, to score at the highest level, need to engage the other students’ ideas and bring in new facts to advance the discussion. The minimum word count per response post is 100 words.

PS — Yes, in case you were wondering, the title of this discussion question is a pun of ‘How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria’ from the Sound of Music:-)