As North Korea continues to develop its nuclear weapons and conduct missile tests, the United States has ordered the aircraft carrier to the waters off the Korean Peninsula, and conducted its own nuclear-capable intercontinental ballistic missile test.In a chilling simulation released in North Korea, a nuclear bomb strikes the United States, creating a massive mushroom cloud. As the crowd frantically applauds the show, in the video you can see what looks to be an intercontinental ballistic missile with a nuclear head rocketing towards the U. Click through images of North Korea unveiling new weapons at military parade: Missiles are driven past the stand with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and other high ranking officials during a military parade marking the 105th birth anniversary of country's founding father Kim Il Sung, in Pyongyang April 15, 2017.North Korea regularly threatens to destroy the United States and amid heightened tension on the Korean peninsula, it has escalated a war of words, warning of full-out nuclear war if Washington takes military action against it. On June 25, 1950, the Korean War began when some 75,000 soldiers from the North Korean People’s Army poured across the 38th parallel, the boundary between the Soviet-backed Democratic People’s Republic of Korea to the north and the pro-Western Republic of Korea to the south./ AFP PHOTO / Ed JONES (Photo credit should read ED JONES/AFP/Getty Images)Korean People's Army (KPA) soldiers march on Kim Il-Sung squure during a military parade marking the 105th anniversary of the birth of late North Korean leader Kim Il-Sung in Pyongyang on April 15, 2017.
The alternative, they feared, would be a wider war with Russia and China–or even, as some warned, World War III.Since the beginning of the 20th century, Korea had been a part of the Japanese empire, and after World War II it fell to the Americans and the Soviets to decide what should be done with their enemy’s mperial possessions. Although North Korea has released propaganda videos before, this one comes amidst rising tensions between the reclusive country and the United States.The propaganda video making the rounds was released as tensions between the East Asian country and the U. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj TPX IMAGES OF THE DAYHigh ranking military officers cheer as North Korean leader Kim Jong Un arrives for a military parade marking the 105th birth anniversary of country's founding father Kim Il Sung, in Pyongyang April 15, 2017.REUTERS/Damir Sagolj People react as they march past the stand with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during a military parade marking the 105th birth anniversary of the country's founding father Kim Il Sung, in Pyongyang, April 15, 2017.