posted on Sep, 6 2017 @ 06:51 AM
a reply to: delbertlarson
Seoul's metropolitan area has more than 25 million people, meaning that roughly half of South Korea's entire population lives there. And their major
chaebols like Samsung, Hyundai, and LG are headquartered in Seoul. How are they supposed to evacuate that many people, much less the corporate
offices, without North Korea getting wind of it?
Also, South Korea is only 38,691 square miles in size. By comparison, there are 37 US states that are larger than that
). However, South Korea has more than 51 million people,
which is around 12 million more people than our most populous state, California
). In other words, there's nowhere for them to go.
Not to mention, the Korean people consider themselves as one people. Their families are split across the borders, they share the same language, and
they share the same history. In 2000, then-South Korean President Kim Dae-jung was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for the implementation of his
", which was a series of cooperative policies with North Korea. These
included things like business partnerships, temporary reunions of families split by the border, etc.
In other words, I don't think the citizens in either Korea really want the annihilation of the other. They even had strong cooperation between the
1970s and 1990s, with their mutually stated goals being the reunion of the Koreas. I have no clue why people are so quick to ignore reconciliation in
favor of new fantasies of war.