South Korea and Japan should build nuclear weapons




 
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July 18th, 2009  
Red_Army
 
 

Topic: South Korea and Japan should build nuclear weapons


I believe the only way for North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons program is if South Korea and Japan threatens to build their own nuclear weapons program. If Japan and South Korea threatened to go nuclear, this will force China to get much tougher on North Korea. The key to stopping North Korea is China.
July 18th, 2009  
A Can of Man
 
 
Actually not even the Chinese have as much control over North Korea as we like to believe. They are having their share of frustrations as well.
The Chinese have been trying to get the North Koreans to behave but without much success.
July 23rd, 2009  
benaakatz
 
 
still, if the chinese cut off all aid/food/fuel, couldnt they get the north in line?
i think the main reason, is that they fear a unified korea, should the north collapse...a strong korea that will be another thorn in their side, alongside japan and india.
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July 23rd, 2009  
A Can of Man
 
 
No, North Korea survives on the black market.
A unified Korea will initially be a very weak Korea.
The cost that goes into rebuilding North Korea will be astronomical, and of course the war itself would destroy the world's 13th largest economy (along with millions dead). A North-South Korea war is not going to be a small one.
The Chinese prefer having a North Korea around. It acts as a buffer zone between them and the US in South Korea. But they're not a big fan of the games that North Korea plays.
July 24th, 2009  
GG9909
 
 
I would worry about N Korea trying to steal nuclear weapons from such close proximity. Maybe if they are stored elsewhere
July 25th, 2009  
The Other Guy
 
 
A new Arms race is the LAST thing we need.
July 25th, 2009  
A Can of Man
 
 
TOG, there already is one over here.
Japan, Korea, China... the arms race is on full throttle.
July 25th, 2009  
Wallabies
 
China is under no threat. No one wants to take them on. It would probably be better if NK fell for the Chinese.
July 25th, 2009  
A Can of Man
 
 
No way mate, if NK fell to the Chinese, that would only be the beginning of even worse things to come.
South Korea and Japan would be going nuts over Chinese expansion, so would Southeast Asia for that matter.
The bad news is that there actually is a pretty good chance of this happening.
July 25th, 2009  
Wallabies
 
I meant if NK fell to other forces.
 


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