Are nuclear weapons needed anymore? 68 replies

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Nostradamouse

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#41 14 years ago
masked_marsoeI think that I may be enough of a bribe to get them to open up. It's worth a try at least.

The North won't let the borders open, trust me. Check how closed they are right now, during that famine, they refused proposed aid.




masked_marsoe Advanced Member

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#42 14 years ago

That famine ended nearly ten years ago (my, how time flies). As it happens, what other choice is there? Peace and aid through South Korea, or war through USA? In both of these, China could go either way. Chinese diplomatic support for a South Korean aid/border swap would be very likely to sway the NK regime. After all, the only reason NK is still around is because China is there to help it.




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#43 14 years ago
masked_marsoeThat famine ended nearly ten years ago (my, how time flies). As it happens, what other choice is there? Peace and aid through South Korea, or war through USA? In both of these, China could go either way. Chinese diplomatic support for a South Korean aid/border swap would be very likely to sway the NK regime. After all, the only reason NK is still around is because China is there to help it.

Only thing I can see is death of the leader and then : internal agitation (lots of). Then something else should pop out.




Fez Boy

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#44 14 years ago

I think it's a fair bet that nukes are here to stay. Even if all countries agreed to disarm, one smart-alec playing a waiting game would build one and get back on top.




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#45 14 years ago

On topic, the nukes should not exist, but because they do there should be a small number of them




masked_marsoe Advanced Member

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#46 14 years ago

I think the more South Koreans you can get into the North, the faster that agitation will occur. Already there are limited tourists from the South, that's the crack. Into the crack you put in more aid in return for more tourists... and so on, until the border opens up. This leads to more dissention from impoverished Northerners, which leads to demonstration, which leads to repression, and...

Viola, revolution.

A large enough revolution (even peaceful) will sway the army away from the regime (as soldiers don't like shooting their friends and relatives), destabilse the regime, and allow South Korea to take the advantage (perhaps diplomatically, perhaps sending in peacekeepers).




deathwarder

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#47 14 years ago

but how likely is that?




Nostradamouse

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#48 14 years ago

Idealism is good, very good, but hell, there is a distance between real life and theory.

In fact, Ill take that french expression: With ifs, we could place Paris in a bottle.




masked_marsoe Advanced Member

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#49 14 years ago

Hey, any attempt's better than nuclear genocide.




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#50 14 years ago
masked_marsoeHey, any attempt's better than nuclear genocide.

I do have to agree on this one.