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Is North Korea a nuclear threat?   Asia

Started 6/13/18 by OSarge (DD214_98); 28431 views.
katiek2

From: katiek2 

10/5/19

Sorry, I'm not an expert, or even a knowledgeable spectator re the North/South Korean conflict, therefore will not even attempt to enlighten you.  I'm sure you have much more credible info than the people who actually lived through the liberation of Korea from the Japanese, the division of Korea into North and South Korea, the establishment of a communist government in North Korea and a democratic republic in South Korea and the aftermath of such actions.  Regardless of who did what during the Korean War, South Korea recovered and the majority of the population do not starve.  I wouldn't have to dig very deeply to find horrifying reports of actions taken by the North against their own countrymen in the South.  

South Korea is known for its spectacular rise from one of the poorest countries in the world to a developed, high-income country in just a few generations.
Economic aid: ODA, $2.4 Billion (donor) (2018) ...
GDP per capita rank: 28th (nominal, 2018); 29th ...
GDP growth: : 2.9% (2016) 3.0% (2017); 2.6% ...

South Korea's per capita GDP, at $34,549 as of 2016, meets developed-country criteria by any reasonable standard. Life expectancy is an impressive 81 years; the infant mortality rate is similarly low, at three per 1,000 live births. As of 2016, South Korea's HDI is 0.89

South Korea's economic freedom score is 72.3, making its economy the 29th freest in the 2019 Index. ... South Korea is ranked 7th among 43 countries in the Asia–Pacific region, and its overall score is above the regional and world averages.

Poverty in North Korea is extensive, though reliable statistics are hard to come by due to lack of reliable research, pervasive censorship and extensive media manipulation in North Korea.

North Korea is one of the poorest and least developed countries in the world.

Poverty and hunger are most acute in North Korea's country
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From: Jenifer (Zarknorph) 

10/6/19

Posted it, so others don't have to go the long way around wink


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From: Jenifer (Zarknorph) 

10/6/19

The link is there.

The story is fucking brutal.

And it does not paint North Korea in a good light, so you won't like it.

Jenifer (Zarknorph)
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From: Jenifer (Zarknorph) 

10/6/19

I am so grateful for part 2 of that story.  I had to stop reading part one and take a little break.

What an amazingly strong young woman!

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From: Jenifer (Zarknorph) 

10/6/19

BerrySteph

From: BerrySteph 

10/6/19

katiek2 said:  I'm sure you have much more credible info than the people who actually lived through the liberation of Korea from the Japanese, the division of Korea into North and South Korea, the establishment of a communist government in North Korea and a democratic republic in South Korea and the aftermath of such actions.

All those people want the boot taken off their neck and Korea allowed to re-unify.

All except the collaborator class imposed on South Korea by the most astounding genocide.

Tell me, what is US (or other western) policy on getting re-unification without massive blood-shed?

I've asked this of a variety of people and the only answer I'm getting is that the leadership of North Korea must be decapitated and Koreans treated like Iraqis and Libyans. Or worse, millions and millions of dead immediately or in the chaos that follows.

And they say this when it appears to me that the Kaesong Industrial Park enterprise led straight to re-unification without bloodshed.

BerrySteph

From: BerrySteph 

10/6/19

Jenifer (Zarknorph) said:  The story is fucking brutal. And it does not paint North Korea in a good light, so you won't like it.

Why should I accept the conclusion that the world masters in lying propaganda want me to take away?

Especially when the problems of poverty and despotism are entirely what the US created and have sought to continue?

Jenifer (Zarknorph)
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From: Jenifer (Zarknorph) 

10/7/19

It is a young girl's first hand experience of living and trying to leave North Korea.

I dare you to read it.

Without judgement and with an open mind.

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From: Jenifer (Zarknorph) 

10/7/19

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