Since its inception in 1948, the North's primary objective has been a unified Korean Peninsula under a communist party-led state. It regularly launches aggressive criticism of various governments in Seoul to demonstrate its ideological superiority.
Now, North Korean supreme leader Kim Jong-Un can just sit back and watch as his counterpart President Park Geun-hye looks set to leave office under popular pressure. South Koreans have protested against Park for five straight weeks over her alleged involvement in an influence-peddling case, adding to spiking frustration with the nation's history of political corruption.
"For North Korea's leadership, the political instability [in South Korea] is excellent evidence for why its system and society are better than South Korea's, supporting its position that North Korea is the one true, legitimate Korea," Alison Evans, deputy head and senior Asia-Pacific analyst at IHS Markit, explained.