posted on Nov, 23 2010 @ 11:13 AM
reply to post by Tifozi
The problem is, war -used- to be great for the economy...but now with robotics and machines creating most of the bombs and tanks..its not as much of a
economy stimulator as it was 60 years ago...now it just makes a few rich people richer...
what is far more stimulating for an economy now is peacefully opening up new markets...so, a war against NK and toppling their nation would not
produce much, however, a full westernizing them afterwards may..
Why this didn't pan out in the middle east is that the middle eastern nations would simply not go western on principle...NK however is not the middle
east, they would gladly go west (like their southern counterparts) and stimulate both economys. I am not sure how china would respond with NK being
toppled and becoming a western style nation..my immediate response is that they would not be a fan of that, however, China is not stupid and know's
that having a pro-capitalist environment on their border can actually strengthen their own economy without having the reconstruction cost to get it
there to begin with...so they may actually go with that plan.
interesting times...I like the korean people..good lot. I wouldn't mind seeing NK set free to make their own direction in the world.
ultimately though, I don't believe much will come of these movements..I think its over...NK got its media attention it wants, and thats that...will
do something stupid in a couple years to get back in the news again.