Congratulations to Barack Obama's win in the presidential elections with all my heart. This is a milestone in 232 years of American history as Obama is the first African-american to be elected president of the United States. African-americans have gone through so much and have suffered from immense discrimination in the past but the election of Barack Obama has proven that discrimination exists no more in America. The advanced democracy of America will be a model example for every other democratic nation including Korea where discrimination such as regionalism and academical sectarianism never seem to cease in their small area of land. Continuous interaction under the US-Korea alliance is crucial in order for advanced democracy to take root in Korea. America has played a pivotal role in Korea overcoming the recent financial crisis and Korea would be more than willing to return the favor if help beckons. I hope for an everlasting bilateral alliance between the two nations and for the alliance to continue being beneficial for both parties.