North, South Korea unify Olympic hockey team, future possibilities alarm public


Tribune News Service

JOINING TOGETHER. South Korean president Moon Jae-In address the media in a speech. After Moon Jae-In became president, the two Korean nations have spoken more often than they ever have before since the Korean War. The two nations will have a joint women’s hockey team in the upcoming Winter Olympics taking place in Pyeong-Chang, South Korea.

North and South Korean officials have announced that they will be joining as one women’s hockey team for the Winter Olympics, taking place next month in Pyeong-Chang, South Korea, much to the surprise of the world.

The Korean peninsula is still divided since the Korean War, and the two countries are technically still at war because the agreement signed was not an official treaty to end the war but an armistice.

The 39th parallel continues to divide the countries today and is under very tight security.

Considering that the two countries have been speaking again recently and with this sudden outcome to stand under one flag at the Olympics, many are wondering if the Korean countries are planning on finally having peace.

As a South Korean myself, the warming up of the two countries alongside North Korea’s unpopular reputation is very shocking. If the two nations are standing under one flag at the Olympics in South Korea itself, this foreshadows a near conjoinment of Korea.

With North Korea’s unpredictable leaders and the nuclear missile craze, this would be the worst time to be a unified nation with North Korea.

Despite being in the same peninsula, the two countries are standing on total opposite places in respect to reputation, economy, and politics. South Korea is an ally of the U.S., a renown technology hot spot, a valuable trading partner, and a republic while North Korea threatens nuclear missiles to get favorable deals and is a communist dictatorship.