Korean War II?Watch
Tensions are once again rising at the Korean peninsula with North Korea threatening 'strong military action' if its southern counterparts do not stop loudspeaker broadcasts along the border at the demilitarized zone. Could this be the early signs of a real conflict between the two Koreas?
Why do you think a bit of artillery shelling across the border at the DMZ is a prelude to a war
You said it yourself in the very first sentence of this thread: once again.
This happens all the time. There are shellings, ships are sunk, people die...and yet they don't go back to war. There are many more things stopping them from fighting than there are making them fight. Nobody wants war there.
They never kicked off in 2010 when North Korea torpedoed a ROC frigate.
South Korea doesn't want a shooting war as its too costly in blood and treasure
North Korea doesn't want a shooting war as the regime will collapse.
Basically a conflict paradox then, so what does North Korea seek to get out of such confrontations except for testing US and South Korean capabilities?
Increased food or financial support from. South Korea/ US.
North Korea needs to be seen as a naughty toddler that needs to be pacified and not be told off.
North Korea if taken over will become westernised like the rest of the world. They wish to preserve their way of life, and not be debt slaves.