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POLYS 103 October 20 Lecture 23Outline of Last Lecture I. Protests in Hong KongII. China, in generalIII. Problems in ChinaOutline of Current Lecture II. North Koreaa. other states compared to North KoreaIII. Gay Rights/MarriageCurrent LectureNorth Korea articleNorth Korea doesn't make huge headlines but it is still a problemThe US fought a war-Korean War- that has never actually had a political resolutionHostilities have never gone awayNorth Korea is a totalitarian government- the government controls everythingNorth Korea is also heavily militarized, makes threatening statements against S. Korea, United States, and about everyoneNorth Korea has missles, and they have sold them to other states Their nuclear program is pretty extensive-have tested nukes twiceNorth Korea wants nuclear weapons because1. Defense: fear that the US will attack them2. Money: they can sell them to other countriesThe only way to influence North Korea is politicallyDifferent states have different issues with North KoreaUS Issues: nuclear weapons are a problemSouth Korea: they want stability and peaceChina: greatest influence: stability, refugees, peacefulJapan: next most concerned about nukes/ military less military option than the USThese notes represent a detailed interpretation of the professor’s lecture. GradeBuddy is best used as a supplement to your own notes, not as a substitute.Russia: least interestEconomic pressures put on North Korea aren't really affecting them because they don't trade much with the rest of the worldThere has been a leadership change in North Korea and now no one is really clear what North Korea wants or who is running the country for that matterGay Right/ MarriageFirst story in the Economist: more moving. Focused on the fast changing American social changeSecond Article: countries still criminalize homosexuality- seen as “bad countries” by the rest of the worldThe US under Obama has tried to use our political power to force homosexual behavior acceptance on the rest of the worldDo we have the right to object the values of other states?This has nothing do do with intelligence or educationSovereignty: allows states to have their own values, and people of those states choose their valuesUS- in favor of self determinationpeople have the right to choose their own governmentfundamental part of democracyEthnocentrism: using your cultures definitions of right/wrong to judge other cultures around the worldCulture relativity is judging every culture by their own cultural standards: are they behaving/acting in a way that their own standards of right wrong would be considered wrong Democratic Governance:We think democracy is universally good and this belief in itself is ethnocentric These notes represent a detailed interpretation of the professor’s lecture. GradeBuddy is best used as a supplement to your own notes, not as a


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