Can S.Korea handle N.Korea alone? - Page 10




 
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Boots
 
October 3rd, 2004  
ONERING
 
I don't think that there is a high chance that china would intervene, or else the un nation would just go and give them hell even with alot of people doesn't mean that theyre invincible. China would only intervene because if SK beats NK(I doubt that this is possible) they would inherit North Korea's nuclear weapons, china will be filled with North Korean refugees, and SK will have direct link to China.

I don't think there would be an invasion at all. The best thing for SK to do is build more and more weapons and soon North Korean will run out of resources because China will eventually stop aiding them and NK would fall to their knees, their soldiers would be starving to death, their aircrafts, tanks, ships, subs, etc would be turning to rust. Without aid they would be nothing. And beside they wouldn't dare launch their nukes because after that, they'll know what hell will be like before they die. If it weren't for China, North Korean would be in hell rite now.


They would invade because UN and the US would intervene and And all that Military combined(UN,US,SK, Im pretty sure Japan(They've tasted a nuke and don't want to try it again) and maybe Taiwan(because they've got a bone to pick with communism) would totally overwhelmed NK's nowseemingly small army.
October 3rd, 2004  
ONERING
 
I meant they wouldn't invade because of Us and Un
October 3rd, 2004  
A Can of Man
 
 
Well why couldn't South Korea's military beat the North Korean one? Or do you think it's only good enough to force a stalemate?
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Boots
October 3rd, 2004  
godofthunder9010
 
 
If invading NK was not guaranteed to involve China ... well based on the performance of superior tech vs semi out-of-date tech in the Middle East and other places ... South Korea would probably win actually. They would ensure that more definitely by getting a more potent Airforce of course.
October 3rd, 2004  
Chocobo_Blitzer
 
I don't know, the North have dug in so much.... it would be....ugh
October 3rd, 2004  
SHERMAN
 
 
Yes. Id hate to try and cross over all that AT fortifications with tanks. Could suffer high casualties...
October 3rd, 2004  
godofthunder9010
 
 
I believe we all pretty much agree on one important point: In an all-out war between NK and SK w/o USA or PRC getting involved --- if anyone can actually win that war, it probably would end up being SK.
October 3rd, 2004  
Damien435
 
 
Navies. SK has one, NK doesn't. SK will be able to go around the N. Korean defenses on the DMZ and land almost anywhere behind the bulk of the N. Korean forces, but the problem is those troops would essentially be sacrificed to allow a breakthrough on the DMZ.

The Chinese leadership wants a buffer between the US forces and China, but at what costs? Kim Jong Il is crazy, even China knows it, but how much is China willing to risk in order to prevent N. Korea from falling under US control? And Russia will probably play an important role. It would ne like dropping a present on Putin's lap, he could easily stur up the patriotism many Russians hold dear to their hearts, and take criticizm away from his anti-terror policies, if he joined the US in a war against China, or for that matter if he joined China in a war against the US.
October 3rd, 2004  
A Can of Man
 
 
South Korean troops can simply bypass the whole thing if the NKs decide to dig in. Take Pyongyang with Marines and secure them with reserves. The North Koreans will fall apart.
October 3rd, 2004  
Shadowalker
 
 
If SK can destroy NK infrastructure with airstrikes, NK would probably fall apart especially the citizens. the NK army though does seem to be quite devoted to there leader and nation (at least in the parades).