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    Default Are we looking at history in Korea?

    I've been watching some of the Olympics. Are we going to look back on this as the catalyst for peace in a unified Korea?

    I think it's possible. They seem to be shifting.

    I hope and pray nobody (Trump) screws it up.
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    Hell no.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sneaky SF Dude View Post
    It may not be up to him.
    If Kim and be removed from power there is a serious chance for a peaceful unification of Korea.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackWolf View Post
    Do you envision a scenario where Korea is unified peacefully?
    If Kim can be removed from power there is no one else to take his place and leaders of the party will likely see unification to save themselves from being tried for crimes against humanity.
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    This has happened before. A good sign, none the less.

    This event was not the first time that athletes from North and South Korea have marched together under one flag. They did so in 2000 at the Sydney Olympics in Australia, in 2004 in Athens, and in 2006 in Torino, Italy.
    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/09/w...rth-korea.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sknyluv View Post
    This has happened before. A good sign, none the less.



    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/09/w...rth-korea.html
    What's good about it? The only way it would be good is if "reunification" meant South Korea completely takes over North Korea, can anyone explain to me why they think North Korea would have any interest in that scenario?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sneaky SF Dude View Post
    It may not be up to him.
    It's not going to happen with him still breathing air.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zantax View Post
    What's good about it? The only way it would be good is if "reunification" meant South Korea completely takes over North Korea, can anyone explain to me why they think North Korea would have any interest in that scenario?
    To be fair, the same had been said about the 2 Germany's.

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    small chance, anything is possible.
    talking with each other about potentially talking with each other is a great first step but let see if all 3 sides still feel the same way after a week.

    TBD

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    Quote Originally Posted by mot1man View Post
    To be fair, the same had been said about the 2 Germany's.
    That wasn't some sort of voluntary kumbaya Olympic moment. It was a total collapse of the Soviets and their inability to pay their army. If it ever happens in Korea it won't have anything to do with the Olympics. Or with South Korea wanting it to happen, it would be the result of Kim losing power and the ability to control North Korea.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zantax View Post
    What's good about it? The only way it would be good is if "reunification" meant South Korea completely takes over North Korea, can anyone explain to me why they think North Korea would have any interest in that scenario?
    Peaceful reunification is the most preferred option. Not saying it's gonna happen. But it's better than war.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sknyluv View Post
    Peaceful reunification is the most preferred option. Not saying it's gonna happen. But it's better than war.
    Sure, maybe tinker bell will show up and sprinkle fairy dust and make that happen, wouldn't bet on it though. What do you think would happen to Kim if they did "unify" and he wasn't in charge? Off to trial and life in prison at the very least, can't see any way he volunteers for that. He's got a list of human rights violations that could reach the moon.
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    Kim has his nuclear arsenal. Perhaps now he is trying to get sanctions lifted and be a bit more of a world player.

    Unified Korea? No way.
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    Apparently only another war will be able the re-unify Korea according to this thread. Future looks bleak.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zantax View Post
    What's good about it? The only way it would be good is if "reunification" meant South Korea completely takes over North Korea, can anyone explain to me why they think North Korea would have any interest in that scenario?
    There is no succession plan without Kim they will fall apart and likely make a deal to with the South taking over the North peacefully.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sknyluv View Post
    Peaceful reunification is the most preferred option. Not saying it's gonna happen. But it's better than war.
    peaceful reunification is what everyone want which is why the Prime Minster of South Korea invited Kim sister to South Korea in the first place.
    they are trying to make friends in the order of succession so if Kim goes by they can work out a deal.

    but there is zero chance of reunification with Kim in charge.
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