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Roaming East

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#51 14 years ago

Got to figure South Korean politics though. Those guys WANT the status quo to continue. If the Northern Government was to fall/collapse and the borders thrown open, which way do you think the tide of humanity is going to flow? The Souths economy would nose dive into nothingness if that level of poverty was suddenly hoisted upon them by the throngs fleeing the crumbling north.

The same thing happened to Germany once the East and west merged except it'll be far worse in Koreas case. So it behooves the South to attempt to help out the north financially to assist in its maintaining the current balance.




DavetheFo

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#52 14 years ago

I fail to see how nuclear weapons act as a deterrent for the super-powers these days.

If someone wants to attack 'the west' with conventional or non-conventional weapons, then they will. This has already been seen enough, fortunatly so far with explosives and planes only. not chemical, biological or nuclear.

The only countries that have use of nuclear weapons as a deterrent are rogue states. Even then, it provides no real protection from the big bad wolves of the west who seem to like the idea of going WMD hunting, but forgetting to look in their own back yard.




masked_marsoe Advanced Member

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#53 14 years ago

Roaming EastGot to figure South Korean politics though. Those guys WANT the status quo to continue. If the Northern Government was to fall/collapse and the borders thrown open, which way do you think the tide of humanity is going to flow? The Souths economy would nose dive into nothingness if that level of poverty was suddenly hoisted upon them by the throngs fleeing the crumbling north.

The same thing happened to Germany once the East and west merged except it'll be far worse in Koreas case. So it behooves the South to attempt to help out the north financially to assist in its maintaining the current balance.[/quote]If anything, I'd say that the evidence points to the South Koreans wanting reunification, though one that isn't so rapid and chaotic as Germany went through.

[QUOTE="wikipedia"]Despite now being politically separate entities, both governments proclaim as a goal the eventual restoration of Korea as a single state... Many argue that the only alternative to dialogue is an unacceptable military outcome.




Roaming East

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#54 14 years ago

cant have it both ways though. Reunification is either going to be rapid and sudden i.e. The north collapsing. or not at all. Their is a very vocal minority want reunification but these are mostly younger college kids whom nobody pays attention to anyway. The older populace at least from when I was there wanted nothing to do with a sudden influx of very poor socially inept refugees pooring in and watching their already tenous economy nose dive into the ground.




Flip1299

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#55 14 years ago

England needs nuclear weapons to defend itself. the warning is that if anyone launches missiles against england, our nuclear submarines see them and launch nukes back.




masked_marsoe Advanced Member

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#56 14 years ago

Who's going to do that?




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#57 14 years ago
Are nuclear weapons needed anymore?

Depends what you want to do :D




deathwarder

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#58 14 years ago

what are you thinking of? But anyway, yes the collapse will be sudden




TheMirage

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#59 14 years ago
Fez BoyLook at the cold war. I think it's the longest period of peace in the 20th century. Nuclear warfare has kept conventional warfare to a minimum. It's also interesting to note that the only countries attacked since WWII are ones without nuclear weaponry.

An interesting point. I hadn't actually thought of that.

Of course, lots of the countries attacked since are ones that have been trying to get nukes. Not that we should let lthem. We really don't need psychotic dictators and whatnot running around with such a desructive force at thier disposal.




deathwarder

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#60 14 years ago

yeah, once the lunatics are gone and democracy exists they can have nukes