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    They should just invade the South and get it over and done with, the US and SK would absolutely destroy them within a matter of months.
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    (Original post by RatherJollyCheers)
    I'd like to think the United Kingdom would stay out of such a pointless war.
    No war is pointless. International reputation is at stake.

    Little kids in Uruguay will be watching the news, I don't want them thinking the UK is a pushover, and the North Koreans are champions, do you?

    War without casualty is like a salad without water-cress.
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    Hopefully the reunification will happen soon then


    This was posted from The Student Room's iPhone/iPad App
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    Oh dear God...


    This will not end well.
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    There won't be a war. I'm pretty sure it's just 'sabre-rattling' to probably try and placate the North Korean people because there is some form of instability within the country. Just look at Kirchner.
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    (Original post by Cannotbelieveit)
    They should just invade the South and get it over and done with, the US and SK would absolutely destroy them within a matter of months.
    days.
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    SK have basically told them they will turn them into a crater should they even think about anything funny. Either way this is nothing particularly new; if they start getting mildly serious then the worst that might happen is having to get China to go in there and give them a good telling off.
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    (Original post by StUdEnTIGCSE)
    I thought they had restricted access to the Internet?

    Posted from TSR Mobile
    Dennis Rodman was able to tweet from there. But because he's a national hero, maybe he gets special treatment.
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    (Original post by 419)
    Dennis Rodman was able to tweet from there. But because he's a national hero, maybe he gets special treatment.
    He arrived just as Pyongyang got its first 3G network. I'm pretty sure like the USSR you don't get freedom of movement, you have to apply or be selected to live in Pyongyang and even then I would imagine access to the network is limited.

    The North still seems to be pursing this, "give us what we want or we'll be aggressive" strategy, but there is a point where annoying becomes threatening. Gaining a nuclear weapon, and a delivering system, and then threatening a pre-emptive strike on the US really is backing the US and SK politicians into a corner where inaction becomes dangerous.

    I doubt the UK would be involved in any potential conflict, what on earth would we contribute, the US and SK has all the armour, air power and man power it needs.
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    Normally, I'd say this was the usual hyperbolic sabre rattling - but supposedly they're terminated the 1953 armistice, which not even the Dear Leader's dear ancestors were dumb enough to do. I doubt they actually intend to invade the South; but this is definitely a turn for the worse.

    (Original post by RatherJollyCheers)
    I'd like to think the United Kingdom would stay out of such a pointless war.
    The Korean peninsula isn't really our sphere of interest, but the prospect of a nuclear conflict concerns everybody.
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    I'd love to see how the North Koreans act when they find out that the Kims they are all brainwashed into loving, are the ones who made them suffer for all this time.
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    in practice, this means jack ****

    north korea has been bull****ting over the years about how they'll do this and that, its all hot air
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    (Original post by Farm_Ecology)
    They've said they will exercise their right to a pre-emptive strike. But I assume if they were planning on doing so, they would have done so already?
    That'll be a no. That means they're saying that they're not playing out game. We've happily said that we'll never fire ours first..... Deterrent.

    Theyve signalled an aggressive stance.

    Anybody else happy we're replacing trident? I know I am.
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    (Original post by Jack93o)
    in practice, this means jack ****

    north korea has been bull****ting over the years about how they'll do this and that, its all hot air

    New guy in charge. Failing economy. This is not normal behaviour
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    What, again?

    Didn't they already do this in 2009?
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    (Original post by mmmpie)
    Normally, I'd say this was the usual hyperbolic sabre rattling - but supposedly they're terminated the 1953 armistice, which not even the Dear Leader's dear ancestors were dumb enough to do. I doubt they actually intend to invade the South; but this is definitely a turn for the worse.



    The Korean peninsula isn't really our sphere of interest, but the prospect of a nuclear conflict concerns everybody.

    Global economy. It impacts us on so many levels.

    nuclear missiles mean you don't have to just attack neighbouring country's anymore.

    it threatens some major markets that we trade with. So it impacts on us.
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    (Original post by MatureStudent36)
    New guy in charge. Failing economy. This is not normal behaviour
    Their economy has been up the **** creek for decades now

    I bet this time next year, everything would still be the same
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    (Original post by Barksy)
    If they try anything they'll be wiped off the map and rightly so. It is just rhetoric again.

    ****ing hate communists.

    Hitler was quite happy to destroy Germany to remain in power.

    the ruling elite in Japan were quite happy to destroy their country to remain in power.

    saddam was happy to destroy Iraq to stay in power.

    the leadership in North Korea has nothing to loose.
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    (Original post by Jack93o)
    Their economy has been up the **** creek for decades now

    I bet this time next year, everything would still be the same
    Just pointing out that unstable irrational regimes react what may seem as rational. But irrational to us.

    ignoring the problem won't make it go away. It's like living in an unstable house. It hasn't fallen down yet. It may not fall down in the future. But it may fall down and bury you.
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    (Original post by bananaslug77)
    Yeah I'm really not rating this situation. Apparently they have named targets in the west sea. Not knowing what this is I googled it, to find the helpful answer;

    "the west sea could refer to any of the following: *insert all oceans here*"

    Fantastic... ****ing hate nuclear weapons. We will destroy ourselves with it.
    They can serve peaceful purposes in astronomical mining.
 
 
 
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