North Korea is asking for problems. They have been the bully on the playground threatening to take everyone's lunch money, but never does anything about it.
Everyone knows that this bully never actually follows through with what he says so they just overlook it. But now the bully is starting to make new threats. North Korea passed a new law that threatens nuclear war.
In the event that the country feels that launching a nuclear weapon would prevent the country from an attack from another nation, they are permitted to do so. But it gets better.
In the even that Kim Jong Un is killed in an attack from another country, they will "automatically and immediately" launch a nuclear weapon.
“As long as nuclear weapons exist on Earth, and imperialism and the anti-North Korean maneuvers of the U.S. and its followers remain, our road to strengthening our nuclear force will never end,” Kim said, according to CNN.
Kim also reaffirmed his commitment to maintaining his country’s nuclear capabilities, saying North Korea will “never give up nuclear weapons and there is absolutely no denuclearization, and no negotiation and no bargaining chip to trade in the process.”
Previously, Kim and his father Kim Jong-Il indicated they would only ever use nuclear weapons in response to a nuclear attack on North Korea. The new law gives Kim reasons to launch an attack for anything from retaliation for a non-nuclear strike on the country or a preemptive attack to stop an event “judged to be on the horizon.”
Now, we can't downplay North Korea entirely. While they are mostly just a lot of talk, they do have one of the largest armies in the world. But that's probably because they likely force everyone who is able to fight to do so. I can't see so many people willing to fight for a tyrant dictator under their own volition.