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30-07-2016, 07:51 PM
RE: japan declare war on usa?
It's just a political stunt to keep the North Korean populace from uprising against their shitty dictator, like everything North Korea does. Rolleyes

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30-07-2016, 07:57 PM
RE: japan declare war on usa?
Technically North Korea can't declare war on either South Korea or the United States as we never signed a peace treaty with them, just a cease fire, so we are still at war with them.

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30-07-2016, 08:12 PM
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Kim declares war on the US like every other day. He's just throwing another tantrum in an attempt to not look weak to the growing number of leaders within his own military who actually bought into his rhetoric and are now frustrated that he hasn't actually acted on it. He has to make it look like he's perpetually on the verge of going to war with the US and/or South Korea in order to prevent a coup that would likely result in his stint as dictator coming to a violent, though possibly creative end.

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30-07-2016, 08:15 PM
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Japan, on the other hand, is still toying with the idea of modifying or purging article 9 of its constitution, thereby allowing it to maintain a more aggressive military and work more closely with the US and other allies in the securing of its interests in Asia, the Middle East, and elsewhere.

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30-07-2016, 08:16 PM
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(30-07-2016 08:12 PM)yakherder Wrote:  ...prevent a coup that would likely result in his stint as dictator coming to a violent, though possibly creative end.
It's not a matter of if, but when. All NK has to do is slip up and allow a few too many people access to the internet and BAM, revolution.

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30-07-2016, 08:22 PM
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(30-07-2016 08:16 PM)cactus Wrote:  
(30-07-2016 08:12 PM)yakherder Wrote:  ...prevent a coup that would likely result in his stint as dictator coming to a violent, though possibly creative end.
It's not a matter of if, but when. All NK has to do is slip up and allow a few too many people access to the internet and BAM, revolution.

When his daddy was in charge the experts were predicting the government could drag it out for another 20 or 30 years before losing control. But Un hasn't proven to be quite as skillful at controlling the disapproval of the masses. He's in serious shit right now, even if he doesn't let on, and I'd be willing to bet he doesn't survive that inevitable collapse.

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30-07-2016, 08:31 PM
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(30-07-2016 08:16 PM)cactus Wrote:  
(30-07-2016 08:12 PM)yakherder Wrote:  ...prevent a coup that would likely result in his stint as dictator coming to a violent, though possibly creative end.
It's not a matter of if, but when. All NK has to do is slip up and allow a few too many people access to the internet and BAM, revolution.

They need a blanket of anonymity before they feel brave enough to topple Kim. Insurrections and revolts generally happen when the social conditions are getting better, not at the bottom. It is literally in Kim's self-interest to keep his people as impoverished as he can, and blame it on South Korea.

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30-07-2016, 08:42 PM
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(30-07-2016 08:22 PM)yakherder Wrote:  
(30-07-2016 08:16 PM)cactus Wrote:  It's not a matter of if, but when. All NK has to do is slip up and allow a few too many people access to the internet and BAM, revolution.

When his daddy was in charge the experts were predicting the government could drag it out for another 20 or 30 years before losing control. But Un hasn't proven to be quite as skillful at controlling the disapproval of the masses. He's in serious shit right now, even if he doesn't let on, and I'd be willing to bet he doesn't survive that inevitable collapse.

Hey, could you drop a link about the serious shit he's in? I'd be interested in reading more about it. Haven't seen anything on TNI recently about this, and that's my main source of info on foreign relations in East Asia.
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30-07-2016, 09:04 PM
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In the case of North Korea it isn't so much the impoverished population he has to worry about, it's his own leadership looking to take advantage of the fact that he never really fully established his authority when he inherited control.

There isn't really a single article detailing how much trouble he's in, more a continuing trend of his increasing willingness to execute the political and militarily leaders that seem to be challenging his authority. A story about the latest gruesome way he's executed some high ranking official, whether hitting them directly with an artillery round or throwing them into s cage of starving dogs, is becoming a regular occurrence.

The problem he faces is, first off, the fact that his fears are warranted. Those with an interest in displacing him must be kept in perpetual fear of the consequences of challenging his authority.

The flip side to that is the fact that if he is too aggressive about it, those who might not have otherwise been a threat might be more inclined to sympathize with his potential opposition simply in the name of self preservation if they believe his paranoia is causing him to execute people whether they're actually plotting against him or not.

The impression I keep getting is that of an arrogant child who is in way over his head, and has been making more enemies than he'll eventually be able to manage.

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30-07-2016, 09:15 PM
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High ranking officials are also defecting in relatively large numbers, and many are echoing sentiments like this from last year:

http://www.cnn.com/2015/05/12/asia/north...kim-power/

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