Countries That Might Not Survive The Next 30 Years
Date: 2018-12-13 15:15:00
At risk countries that may no longer exist in the next 30 years! From the diminishing of Belgian domestic relations to the toxic environmental hazards in China
#9 North Korea
Though they continue to claim successful self-reliance, experts believe the resources of North Korea will be depleted over the course of the next two decades. But fluctuating tensions between North and South Korea, as well as between North Korea and the United States, over the past 2 years have teased hints of their entering the modern world and leaving their self-imposed isolation. Talks between the Koreas began earlier this year with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un making many agreements to strengthen relations with their southern neighbors. Among them is their recent pledge to denuclearize, but many believe these statements to simply be progressive on the surface with North Korea adding the requirements of a vague contingency regarding partial denuclearization by the United States. Thus the future of the Koreas, while somewhat hopeful publicly, remains to be seen.
Though united by borders, the people of Belgium are inherently split between the northern region of Flanders and the southern region known as Wallonia. Mostly inhabited by French-speaking peoples, the residents of Wallonia differ greatly from the Flemish people of Flanders. At the center of the two is a region characterized by the countries capital, Brussels, and serves as a multicultural center of the nation. It was established through the Belgian government in the 1980s, following mass divisions over linguistic and class differences, that the Dutch-speaking community, the French-speaking community, and region-specific bodies would all have individual governments within Belgium. As time went on, the responsibilities and jurisdiction of these individual governments grew, and the regions of the nation continued to drift further apart. And with that distance grew the differences between Wallonia and Flanders as cultural and political hostility became a focal point of debate rather than linguistics. Some experts say it is only a matter of time until the two regions seek total independence from each other.