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
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
When ordinary enterprises produce
products, they put the products on the
market, sell them, and can earn profits.
But weapons can not do that.
Then why do they manufacture weapons ?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 of invasion”.
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.”
This situation is, for example, the same as
hundreds of hungry carnivores wandering
around your house. Moreover, the wall of
the house is old and the hole opens, it is
almost collapsing now.
In fact, when Hitler finishes manufacturing
a certain amount of weapon, he unilaterally
desroys the peace treaty tied with
neighboring countries until then and
invades Poland. And the Second World
War broke out (1939).
The Polish 1.75 million armies were
destroyed in 4 weeks and surrendered.
After that, Nazi Germany ‘s fierce battle
never stopped. In May 1940, Germany
breached the border between Belgium
and the Netherlands, and break through
the Fortress of the West Front of French
“Maginot Line”. And the same year June 14,
Paris was occupied bloodless by Germany.
France finally surrendered.
In contrast, France ‘s General De Gaulle
exiled to London, fought with the German
army with the support of the British,
forming a “Free French government.”
In France, the French warriors organized
“Resistance” and fought with a German
army in a thorough anti-warfare.
In addition, since the summer of 1940,
Germany carried out the “Large air raids
to London” aiming at the landing operations
of the UK mainland. But they in the UK,
encountered resistance of the British
troops centering on Churchill, and
could not achieve their purpose.
In 1941 Nazi Germany unilaterally
destroyed the “Non-Aggression Treaty”
which was concluded with the Soviets,
and advanced to the Soviet Union. It is
a “Battle against Lenin Grad” that is called
to have issued 10 million victims.
Finally, World War II ends with a victory
of the Allies side by participating in the
United States. However, the total number
of victims by this unprecedented scale war,
including soldiers and civilians, reached
an estimated 50 million to 80 million people.
Under the above circumstances, it is
truly disappointing that this many
innocent people ‘s precious lives were
robbed and the lives of many people
I feel painfully that “War should never
repeat again”. In the future we must
“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-un, 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