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“Therefore, the Korean unification flag is the only thing that makes both feel comfortable.” ()

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North Korea conducted its first underground nuclear test in October 2006 -- eight months after the two Korea marched together under the unification flag during the opening ceremony of the 2006 Winter Olympics at Turin, Italy.

But liberal scholars and officials said that using the unification flag is probably the best way to represent Koreans’ unity if they do decide to march together, noting the flag itself is the outcome of the two Koreas’ negotiations.

The North and South discussed what flag they would compete under when they pushed for a plan to create a joint team for the 1990 Asian Games in Beijing.

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“I don’t think we can raise the North Korean national flag when we are invited to a sporting event in Pyongyang,” former Unification Minister Jeong Se-hyun said in a media interview.


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One of those ideas is to show the world the two Koreas’ delegates marching together in the opening and closing ceremonies of the Olympics -- an image designed to demonstrate the two Koreas are originally one country and that they long for a reunification.

However, an unlikely debate has emerged among the people of South Korea: If the two Koreas reach an agreement on the idea of marching together, what flag do the two Koreas’ delegates raise during the ceremonies?

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When the two Koreas previously marched together during international sporting events -- including the 2000 Sydney Summer Olympics -- they also then raised the Korean Unification flag in lieu of the national flags.

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(But) If we agreed on marching together with North Korea during the opening ceremony, I think we will raise the Korean Unification flag,” Do Jong-hwan, minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism, told lawmakers Monday.

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“We have to show the world the symbol of our country.”

Even though there is no such previous case at the Olympics, Sports Minister Do said there have been cases where the two Koreas marched together under the Korean Unification flag during international sporting events hosted by South Korea.

Among them is the 2002 Asian Games held in Busan when North Korea sent a massive group of delegates, including a large cheerleading squad.

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In order to showcase the two Koreas’ solidarity, the Moon Jae-in administration and ruling Democratic Party of Korea said the delegates should raise a “Korean Unification” flag -- a white flag with the blue shape of the Korean Peninsula in the center -- not the national flag of either the two countries.

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Although it is still unclear whether North Korea had asked South Korea to raise the unification flag during the ceremonies, opposition camps questioned whether the move has been conducive to easing cross-border tensions on the Korean Peninsula.

Liberal-minded politicians and activists assert the move has been helpful in building a sense of solidarity between the two Koreas, but conservative and hawkish politicians argue it has failed to prevent Pyeongyang’s relentless pursuit of nuclear weapons.

“Every time North Korea sent its cheerleading squad waving unification flags, it made headlines.