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    Re: Seventy years

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    I'm in my sixtieth year now and I recall rather distinctly that life in the past was fun without all the gadgets technology offers. I didn't miss them, of course, because, well, they didn't exist then, but I'll tell you, I do enjoy life today with what's there. My car doesn't cross lines on the highway unless the blinker is on, and the cruise control is adaptive in that it will maintain distance from the car in front of it all the way to stopping on its own and going again without input from the driver.

    The people of North Korea, if they don't have access to these new technologies, that's too bad for them. I think I'd rather be here than there.
    Me too, Ahso! For all it's many faults, life in the west has gotta be better than life under 'Kim Wrong 'un'!
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    Re: Seventy years

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    The people of North Korea, if they don't have access to these new technologies, that's too bad for them. I think I'd rather be here than there.
    I'm quite certain that if Korea were reunified, and the foreign army of occupation sent back home to where it came from, the former citizens of North Korea would have much more access to modern technology. Do you think otherwise?
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    Re: Seventy years

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    I'm quite certain that if Korea were reunified, and the foreign army of occupation sent back home to where it came from, the former citizens of North Korea would have much more access to modern technology. Do you think otherwise?
    I don't know that. What I do think is that they don't have access now. Minus the complaints about the west you express, why would that be?

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    Re: Seventy years

    My views on North Korea are, and will, remain my own and private, unless I can see any profit in espousing them. But I will say this. How would the Southern
    Koreans feel about being plunged into darkness under Kim Wrong 'un? Have you considered that? Did you read the Telegraph link I posted?
    Do you think that a unified Korea under 'wrong 'un' would be desirable, for South Koreans, or indeed us, in the light of the revelations about him? These questions are rhetorical, BTW.

    As regards FG 'diplomacy', I stand corrected. It surely (Re; Protocol) counts as one of history's more minor footnotes...
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    Re: Seventy years

    Quote Originally Posted by Ahso! View Post
    I don't know that. What I do think is that they don't have access now. Minus the complaints about the west you express, why would that be?
    It's a consequence of continued Western aggression. It's the designed purpose of continued Western aggression. There's a Western-imposed trade embargo, for example. Without the Western-imposed trade embargo the population of NK would have greater prosperity and more modern technology. There's the fact that if NK had less effective armed forces, the government of NK would quickly be replaced by an aligned government which no longer had the independence of Korea at heart. Without the extreme cost of effective armed forces, the population of NK would have greater prosperity and more modern technology. How can anyone remove "the complaints about the west" when discussing prosperity in NK?
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    Re: Seventy years

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    I will say this. How would the Southern Koreans feel about being plunged into darkness under Kim Wrong 'un?
    Perhaps you have the wrong concept of the process of reunification. You appear to be discussing a successful invasion. Reunification involves negotiation and compromise on both sides. Neither part of modern-day Germany is the same as the old East and West Germany before reunification, for example.
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    Re: Seventy years

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    As regards FG 'diplomacy', I stand corrected. It surely (Re; Protocol) counts as one of history's more minor footnotes...
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    Re: Seventy years

    'Democratic' People's Republic seems a bit of a misnomer, for a start.

    Reunification? One man's Reunification is another man's Occupation. For instance, Russia seeks to reunify the Eastern Bloc & reform the Soviet Union.

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    Re: Seventy years

    Quote Originally Posted by FourPart View Post
    'Democratic' People's Republic seems a bit of a misnomer, for a start.

    Reunification? One man's Reunification is another man's Occupation. For instance, Russia seeks to reunify the Eastern Bloc & reform the Soviet Union.
    Russia has never expressed any such desire and I find it hard to believe you have access to their inner debates.

    I can think of no instance of reunification in living memory which qualifies in any way as an occupation. Can you?
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    Re: Seventy years

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    Quote Originally Posted by spot View Post
    You'll not be saying that after the first fifty countries sign up, I'll be bound.
    I would be glad to see it, though I feel it to be unlikely in the current, and foreseeable climate. If it should happen, I will be the first to offer my congrats, and to retract the relevant comment on post#24!

    I wouldn't hold your breath though, Spot! (Achieving the aims of the Protocol)
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