North Korea's Nuclear Program Mara Beam, Becca Barbaro, Charlie Sniezek

About the Weapons

  • North Korea has had multiple successful nuclear tests.
  • Tests were conducted in 2006, 2009, 2013, and January and September 2016.
  • One nuclear bomb can be created within 6-7 weeks.
  • The country has claimed to have created nuclear warheads small enough to fit on a missile.
Shown above is the basic parts of a ballistic missile.

North Korea and their Missiles

On both maps, the letters correspond with the different types of missiles that would be the most logical attacks for North Korea.
  • For the country, their main targets would be the U.S. and South Korea because they want to make North and South Korea one country again, but with the U.S.'s support for South Korea, it makes it challenging for them to capture the south. Other targets for them would be any nearby countries that could be a threat to them capturing South Korea.
  • It is estimated that North Korea has around 13-21 nuclear weapons made and 4 warheads created.
  • In Pyongyang, North Korea's capital, the depiction of missiles are everywhere.
  • Missiles can be seen on propaganda posters, models, mosaics, etc.
Here are different propaganda posters that can be seen in North Korea. All show missiles getting launched into the U.S.

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