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dante
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What exactly would North Korea gain by blowing South Korea off the map....more land mass for the impoverished to live on? Seriously, what is North Korea's end game?





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SlowFlowPro
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But a unified Korea would be as economically strong within a decade as it is now.

no way

east germany still drags down west germany to an extent, and it's been 3 decades. plus east germany was a lot more advanced than north korea. it would take at least a generation, and that's assuming the NKs want to participate

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A reunified Korea would naturally become more aligned with China.

doubtful. why would they?






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HubbaBubba
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Every Samsung phone would stop working!!! Oh, the horror!





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TigerPride10
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east germany still drags down west germany to an extent,


Yeah and Mississippi still drags down the United States. Nevertheless, a unified Germany is the strongest economy in Europe and one of the strongest in the world. One can make the case that there's is more stable than ours, even with East Germany "dragging them down."

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doubtful. why would they?


Disregarding the facts that they would share a large border, have just 300 nautical miles between the ports of Incheon and Qingdao, or that South Korea is already China's 4th largest export destination and 2nd largest import supplier, you are left with historical realities. With the second half of the 20th century being a rare exception, Korea has been under the political and cultural influence of China for nearly 5,000 years. There is also the fact that both Korea and China still have territorial disputes with Japan and both share animosity towards Japan over past grievances.



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Zach
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the DPRK


I've always wanted to know exactly in what way is NK is a 'Democratic Republic'.






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SlowFlowPro
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Korea is already China's 4th largest export destination

where is the US?

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With the second half of the 20th century being a rare exception, Korea has been under the political and cultural influence of China for nearly 5,000 years.

humanity has advanced more in the past 50 years than in the 5,000 prior. it's a big deal when looking at life today

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There is also the fact that both Korea and China still have territorial disputes with Japan and both share animosity towards Japan over past grievances

so you think due to this, they'd choose being a satellite of a communist/authoritarian regime over the aura of freedom without subjugation of allying with the US (and indirectly, Japan)?

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Nevertheless, a unified Germany is the strongest economy in Europe

and West Germany would be a more efficient economy and a bigger one per capita

NK is MUCH worse than East Germany. NK is a nation of tens of millions of unskilled, brainwashed people. it would literally take a generation to accept reality, and that's no guarantee that they'd improve their lives






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TigerPride10
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Korea is already China's 4th largest export destination

where is the US?


Given the reasons I mentioned above (proximity to the largest market in the world being the most prominent), in addition the fact that China will have the world's largest GDP with two decades (at most), do you think trends are indicating that China-Korea trade relations will decrease?

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humanity has advanced more in the past 50 years than in the 5,000 prior. it's a big deal when looking at life today


Oh okay. Thanks for your input.

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so you think due to this, they'd choose being a satellite of a communist/authoritarian regime over the aura of freedom without subjugation of allying with the US (and indirectly, Japan)?



Who said anything about being a "satellite state" of China?

Let me ask you this: without the threat from the North, what benefit does South Korea have in aligning itself with the United States beyond economics? U.S. military influence in this country has already decreased dramatically in the last decade, and will continue to do so in the next one, all while China's influence grows.

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it would literally take a generation to accept reality, and that's no guarantee that they'd improve their lives


Please, enlighten me on how you've quantified this.



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SlowFlowPro
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Let me ask you this: without the threat from the North, what benefit does South Korea have in aligning itself with the United States beyond economics?

that's a big fricking reason, especially in today's world

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Please, enlighten me on how you've quantified this.

you're dealing with a completely uneducated, unskilled workforce who believes their president is their god and NK is the greatest country on earth. other than the fact that they make not even accept modern times as reality, how many of those people do you think will be productive members of a developed economy?






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PrimeTime Money
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Why doesn't somebody just bomb the frick out of North Korea already?





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weagle99
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Japan would become more nationalistic and there's no question that it would re-militarize.


I had once read that Japan's birthrate is so low that the country is slowly dying out. If true then Japan's long term prospects in the region probably aren't good.

Side question: Doesn't Japan's constitution forbid militarization?






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Zach
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Why doesn't somebody just bomb the frick out of North Korea already?

I started a thread on that yesterday.






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SDVTiger
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If NK nuked SK arent they close enough to each other that NK destroy themselves with the radiation etc that would come from them blowing up their neighbor?






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SundayFunday
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Seriously, what is North Korea's end game?


They dont have one. They are just bat- shite insane, pure and simple






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PsychTiger
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If, by some slim chance, NK nuked SK, what would be and should be the US response?


Strong fans blowing the radioactive fallout into the north.






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Choctaw
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If we removed the 28,500 troops we have in South Korea, and then South Korea ceases to exist, what would that mean to America? My question was more of a question of what is the purpose in us protecting South Korea? What benefit does it give us to have 28,500 people there at all times?

If we had zero presence in South Korea and it disappeared from the map, how would it affect America?


so apparently wiping an entire country off the map is ok as long as it doesn't affect us.






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RogerTheShrubber
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so apparently wiping an entire country off the map is ok as long as it doesn't affect us.




If S. Korea can't defend themselves, screw em.






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Choctaw
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you and Batman would NOT get along at all





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CarrolltonTiger
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Perhaps comparing SK to a new born puppy was a good thing, almost everyone likes puppies?





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Zach
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Seriously, what is North Korea's end game?

Money.






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Zed
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Side question: Doesn't Japan's constitution forbid militarization?
One percent of GDP is the limit, though I believe Japan has gone slightly over the past couple years. The US I believe wants Japan to start building up their military and contributing more to their national defense, but there's opposition from many Japanese people.






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