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Winter Olympics 2018 - Hope to Peace on the Korean Peninsula

History will bear witness as to whether or not it is possible that games - sports, can unite the people of the world. And if there is any present truth to this claim of unity, then this morning's marching of North and South Korea, together - under one-flag, at the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics 2018, in Pyeonchang, South Korea, does offer hope to the coexistence of humanity in the long run and to an immediate, if only temporary, peace on the Korean peninsula. 

North Korea and South Korea - two brothers, once one-nation, but split by war over 60-years-ago, have diverged into separate paths, ideologies and alliances over the years. The North has retained a brutal and reclusive dictatorship, while the democratic South has flourished economically and politically from its alliance with the west.  

North Korea's recent accelerated ambition for greater nuclear-arms capability has placed it at odds with western nations, including the United States (US), which has responded in kind to threats from the leader of North Korea. Tensions have escalated almost to a point of imminent war. But with the now open 2018 Winter Olympic games, both North and South Korea have found a medium to better relations amongst themselves and overcoming months of silence between two brothers. 

The North's acceptance to join the games, to march with South Korea under one flag at the opening ceremony and to unite as a single team in ice-hockey, are all indicative that the relatives want better relations with each other, especially with a larger view to allowing future much desired family reunions of citizens between the two nations. 

So as the Winter Olympics play on in the frigid venues in Pyeonchang, the games offer much more than just sporting competition, but moreso a chance for peace and for greater family unification between the Koreas that could result in the North not threatening and testing for war, but accepting the norms of civil society and international law.