UPSC CSE Mains Syllabus: GS-1- History of the world will include events from 18th century such as industrial revolution, world wars, redrawal of national boundaries, colonization, decolonization

In news:

Why did North Korea develop nuclear weapons?

Could it carry out a nuclear attack?

How did talks begin:

Back to stalemate?

Missed opportunity:

Mr. Trump is now grappling with many problems at home — from the coronavirus outbreak and a sagging economy, to anti-racism protests.

US should take measures to revive talks with North Korea and push the peninsula back to normalcy.

Source:” The Hindu“.


What are the events that led to the Korean war of 1950? Discuss the reasons for the current tensions along the Korean Peninsula.