The summit meeting of the US-North Korea in Singapore on
June 12 is near imminent. Holding a meeting is a great pleasure
for people of all over the world wishing for peace. From the
North Korea situation one year ago, it is a remarkable progress.
Last year at the end of 2017, when North Korea repeatedly
launched a ballistic missile launch experiment and carried out
the largest nuclear test ever in history (September 3), I think
that Many Westerners thought that “This situation is similar to
the Nazi Germany on the eve of the Second World War”.
However, the past Nazi Germany and today’s North Korea have
a fundamental difference in their underlying thought and purpose.
Nazi Germany’s purpose of manufacturing weapons was
“To invade other countries to achieve world domination”.
On the other hand, in the case of North Korea is “Security of
the Korean Peninsula”.
Now, in order to clarify the circumstances of Nazi Germany,
I will look back to the era just before the Second World War.
In this era of the west, if a country started manufacturing
weapons, it was directly connected to the meaning of
“Doing war in order to invade other countries”. Because
weapons are different from products produced by businesses,
no matter how much they are manufactured, they can not be
sold on the market. When an ordinary enterprise produces
a product, it can produce profits by selling those products
on the market. But weapons can not do that.
Then why do they manufacture weapons?
Also, what is “profit” that weapons earn?The “profit” that weapons produce is looting goods such as
goods, resources or land, robbed from the neighboring countries
by invading them. Therefore, “Manufacturing of weapons” was
directly linked to the meanings of “Performing the war and acts
Under these ideas, the Westerners on the eve of the Second
World War felt frighteningly the “Dangers of life”, by seeing at
the fact that the Nazi Germany began manufacturing large
amounts of weapons. People of neighboring countries seriously
worried that “They will invade our country certainly soon.”
In fact, when Hitler finishes manufacturing a certain amount
of weapon, he desroys the peace treaty tied with neighboring
countries until then and invades Poland. And the Second World
War broke out (1939).
In 1941 Nazi Germany unilaterally destroyed the
“Non-Aggression Treaty” which was concluded with the Soviets,
and advanced to the Soviet Union, too. It is a “Battle against Lenin
Grad” that is called to have issued 10 million victims.
The war ended in victory of the Allies finally, however, the total
number of victims, including soldiers and civilians, reached
an estimated 50 million to 80 million.
Under such circumstances, it is truly disappointing that the
precious lives of innumerable innocent people were deprived
and the lives of many people were destroyed. I feel painfully
that “War should never repeat again”. In the future we must
realize “international peace and international cooperation”
in a true sense. For that purpose, when a country has made
military expansion and manufacturing weapons, it is extremely
important to know where that “underlying Thought and Intention”
In the case of North Korea, unlike Nazi Germany, its purpose
was “Security of the Korean Peninsula”. Because of this, Kim
Jong-Il, the Labor Party chairman, said at the inter-Korean
summit of Panmunjom on 27th April,
“If the security of the Korean peninsula is guaranteed, we do
not need to have nuclear weapons”. Now, at the US-North Korean
summit talks in history, “Security and complete denuclearization
of the Korean Peninsula” is about to be seriously discussed
about it. The significance of that realization can be said to be
quite large even in light of the past miserable history.