posted on Sep, 12 2008 @ 10:55 AM
Having lived in SK for a while and knowing a bit about the local attitudes I can tell you that reunification would be (unless the culture has changed)
The objections any other country might raise, in particular Japan, have little to do with 'fear' although that is how local politicians and
diplomats will propagate their resistance (don't they all?). It's about power.
South Korea has confounded raging communists time and again by being both relatively stable and significantly more prosperous than most projected.
Compare their 'recovery' to Viet Nam's for example.
There are millions of literally starving children, orphaned mostly, and scrounging the streets for grains of rice or other dropped food particles to
survive. I suggest this 'view' towards the 'fall' of the totalitarian regime in place by the care-takers of the Kim-Il-Song legacy be viewed as
an opportunity to undo decades of human suffering, rather than making into a game of political will.
In essence, if left to the local population, I am certain that a reunification is inevitable, even if the military power bases object. Those people
have much in common with the East-West German culture once ripped in half by political-diplomatic games the elites initiated after (or during) World
War II. The Koreans want to be reunited with their families.
It's a shame that China and the US have ANYTHING to do with it.