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Why did North Korea want a communist government?
They did not choose to have a communist government. After the end of World War 2, Japan surrendered, and gave up Korea to the allies. this meant Korea was split into two, the North was given to the Soviet Union, and the south to the USA. Because the Soviet Union at the time were communist, they decided to put a communist dictator, Kim Il Sung, in charge.
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1948. Originally Korea was a ruled by kingship, then Japan annexed Korea from 1919 to 1945. After Japanese surrender in 1945, the country was occupied by former Soviet Union… and the US. There was discussion among winners of WWII about what to do about Korea. The former Soviet Union want to get the trusteeship of Korea in order to expand communism influence, but the US wanted to get the trusteeship of Korea in order to contain communism. So to each side's concession, the former Soviet Union occupied north of 38th latitude line, and US occupied south of 38th latitude line - half and half. Although the country initially hoped to be unified as was before Japanese occupation, the country's political climate was strongly divided along that line due to each occupied area established temporary government according to the country that was occupied and the tension of cold war between Soviet Union and the US. There were also factions within politics of Korea who were opposed to each other, namely communism or free constitutional republic. Finally, 3 years later when official government was established, North Korea's government became communism, and south Korea quickly fell under the dictatorship of Syngman Rhee. By the way official name of each Korea reflect this as well. Democratic People's Republic of Korea = Korea DPR = North Korea Republic of Korea = Korea Republic = South Korea EDIT Note that during Japanese occupation, Kim Il Sung (first leader of North Korea), supposedly a leader of a Korean anti-Japanese guerrilla unit, was already a communist inspired leader. Note that communism is not a type of government but instead a socio-economic theory. It is also inappropriate to say that North Korea embraced communism due to the fact that communism calls for the absence of government which no nation in history has had. Therefore it would be correct to say that North Korea's government initially began as a Communist-inspired Dictatorship. North Korea has been communist since it was founded in 1948
The Soviets and the Chinese influenced them while the the US and other western countries influenced the south.
In 1945, the Korean Peninsula was divided between a U.S. controlled South Korea and a Soviet controlled North Korea. In the late 1940s, the U.S. kept troops in South Korea but… turned over the government to the South Koreans. The Soviets removed troops from North Korea but created a puppet government under the control of a ancestor of Kim Jong Il (they still gave weapons and equipment). As a result, North Korea got a communist government (from Soviet influence) and South Korea got a democratic government (from U.S. influence).
The communist leader of North Korea is Kim Il-Sung.
Yes it is communist /\\ Wrong, it is actually Juche which is closer to monarchy
Kim Il Sung
Yes it has a communist government. Yes, since the end of WW2.
Towards the end of World War 2 Soviet Russia declared war on Japan and attacked them in Manchuria and Korea. When the war ended Soviet Russia was in control of the northern …part of Korea and wished to establish a friendly government there. As Russia was then a communist country it was natural for them to help to establish a communist style government in Korea.
North Korea was supported by Soviet Union and South Korea was supported by the U.S.
It really isn't a communist country any more. The Kims' Ideology is Juche.
Because after the world war 2, the Soviet Union " temporarily" took control of North Korea, while The United States " temporarily" took control of South, until the country cou…ld be united again. Since Soviet Union was communist, and the US was anti-communist, North Korea would be more likely to be communist.
North Korea is Communist and South Korea is Capitalist
The Communist party took over North Korea in 1948 and established an absolute dictatorship by Kim Il Sung, the first of the Kim dynasty. North Korea is currently run by the so…n of Kim Il Sung, named Kim Jong Il; one of his sons is being prepared to take over after him. Dynastic rule actually has nothing to do with communism as originally described by Karl Marx, but communism has often been used as an excuse for various forms of dictatorial abuse. As long as the dictator claims to be acting for the good of the people, he gets away with anything. The government of North Korea is known to be the last surviving Stalinist dictatorship, meaning that it is not only communist, but it is also a cult of personality, and highly paranoid and repressive. No concept of human rights exists in North Korea; only the state has rights. It is the most insane nation on Earth.
China and the USSR