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Originally posted by citizenoftheworld
reply to post by OtherSideOfTheCoin
what I miss in your post is the aggression of the US that is a big factor as well with their military joint games they exercise every year in front of the North Korean border. I can understand a country like NK is afraid as well and therefore do what they do now. If anything, the US puts a lot of fire to the heat to provoke a war. But then again, maybe that is just what they want and at one point occupy NK so they have more control over the region.
I do disagree with you on a couple of points, firstly I don’t think there is any need to get all worked up about the use of the word “communist”. Yes one could argue that North Korea follows neo-Stalinism or Maoism or we could sit around and discuss the Juche idea or grad-daddy him, but that’s not really what this thread is about, most people would use either the word communist or dictatorship. I am not going to get bogged down in a debate about the specifics of the state ideology because that’s not what this thread is about.
Lastly I also think you are failing to recognise that the rhetoric this time is stronger that it has been in the past and that we have to remember we are dealing with two new players who are not as predictable as their predecessors.
Originally posted by OtherSideOfTheCoin
did you read all of the OP because i do make it cleaer that technically they are still at war.