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North Korea openly declares that the US is its main enemy. But why?

As tensions grow between Kim Jong-un and Donald Trump, conflict between the US and North Korea appears to be tangible.

From both sides, we are seeing threatening rhetoric and intimidating displays of missiles and military strength.

Many now believe that nuclear warfare between the two nations is a distinct possibility.

The US is arguably accustomed to foreign intervention, as well as deciding who can and can't possess nuclear weapons.

But why does the isolationist and obsessively-private North Korea hold such hostility towards America?

To begin to answer that question, you have to go back almost two hundred years and look at the whole history of US-North Korean relations...

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