On this day in 2005, the Democratic Republic of Korea – famously known as North Korea – declared to the world it had nuclear weapons. Perhaps the only few Communist regimes left, North Korea’s proliferation of nuclear weapons sent alarms to the international community. What separated the  regime from the rest of the world was its deviant nature, widely making it famous for being a “rogue state”. International human rights agencies have gone to say that the regime has starved its own citizens, in order to acquire a nuclear weapon. More than a decade later, the issue remains unsolved. In the contemporary time, we need to go back and revisit why does a regime tolls itself with international outcry and sanctions? The answer according to North Korea is imperialism by the world powers. In this globalized world, we must ask ourselves – is the course of action taken by North Korea the right way to respond to this so called "imperialism"?

“In North Korea, grass is a vegetable eaten by the people, and they've got nuclear weapons and intercontinental ballistic missiles. So, something more stringent than what's been done to North Korea is going to have to work; otherwise, a military strike is the only option.”

–Oliver North