What should be done about North Korea?

Posted by: UtherPenguin

North Korea is one of the poorest countries in east Asia with a GDP per capita of only 1800 USD per year. The country is in deep inflation and it's infrastructure in disarray. All while their "Supreme Leader" Kim Jong UN lives like a king in his villa. Corruption in the DPRK is out of control and human rights offences are commited in a near daily basis as well as the DPRK numerously threatening to unleash nuclear war on not only the South but also the West and Western allied nations in Asia such as Japan. I

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Assasinate Kim Jong Un

He may look like a fearsome leader but deep down he's just a lonely insecure man that likes margarita's and Katy Perry. He's no God so just kill him off and enlighten the oppressed people of North Korea.
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Nothing

The reason North Korea even exist is because of Soviet and Western interferences. Starting a conflict will only make things worse; look at Iraq. Saddam Hussein may have been a bad leader but its due to unprovoked Western Interference that you see gr... oups like ISIS and Al Nusra causing havoc; because of turmoil in Iraq caused by the US always picking their nose into places it shouldn't. Let the country resolve their own problems. Who knows; maybe Kim Jong Un will reform the country like what Deng Xiaopeng did to China. He only rose to power a few years ago. Maybe he might have good intentions as he acknowledges the economic problems with his country ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0OCQfrPmtB4    more
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Invasion

The US is the worlds strongest country, even the forces of Russia and China combined can bearly compete with the Americans. The North Koreans would be completely outnumbered and outgunned. Pyongyang would be swiftly overrun in a matter of weeks if n... ot then days giving Kim Jong Un little time to react. BY overthrowing their corrupt leaders you could finally free the oppressed people of the country once and for all. Most of the population likely dislikes their current regime so it why would they ever revert to said regime after the country has been dealt with   more
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Lift the sanctions

The reason the country is so poor is because of the merciless efforts by the international community to keep North Korea that way. By lifting the sanctions and giving North Korea the opportunity to more open trade then reform and peaceful shift in p... ower would be almost inevitable. Just look at what Deng Xiao Peng's reformations turned China from a backwater communist dictatorship into one of the world's strongest economy. Maybe the same could happen to North Korea if you gave Kim Jong Un a proper chance he is after all the youngest head of state in the world   more
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Place more sanctions

If you place international pressure on a country as small as North Korea then surely the country would eventually crack under the pressure. With such external force weighing their economy down then they will eventually be forced to change their ways...  all without the need for pointless wars   more
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All is fine and well in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea

What an absurd question you just asked! The Democratic People's Republic of Korea is prosperous and its people grateful. Our Supreme Leader will lead us to victory! (After we dispose of those damn Western Imperialists whom have ruthlessly controlled...  our innocent southern brethren and after we enlighten our southern brothers with the wonders of communism!   more
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Proxy War

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ben671176 says2015-02-05T19:47:54.1375387-06:00
The problem is they are good friends with China.
atheist-eo says2015-02-05T20:35:17.5416568-06:00
^Exactly
npeterso2018 says2015-02-05T20:54:05.6339623-06:00
I wonder if the people will ever grow strong enough to start a revolution... Unfortunately it would be quite tough for the people of North Korea to do that. They would need the North Korean military on their side... The way out is politics. We be diplomatic
debate_power says2015-02-06T14:38:09.0869710-06:00
I cannot take seriously anyone who condones U.S. political actions against North Korea from a standpoint of moral superiority. We know that with the U.S. moral superiority wouldn't be the case if objective morality were even proven to exist.
debate_power says2015-02-06T14:42:04.1354434-06:00
Yes, and I trust the West to tell me the whole truth about North Korea, unconditionally, because I am a sheep. Baa.
debate_power says2015-02-06T14:42:36.3664263-06:00
Of course the West wouldn't lie! What conflicts of interests could it POSSIBLY have???
UtherPenguin says2015-02-06T14:56:09.7304875-06:00
@debate_power just rying my best to show the arguments to all of these viewpoints, no bias intended.
debate_power says2015-02-06T15:22:30.5842353-06:00
@Uther I realize! I never accused you of such.
UtherPenguin says2015-02-06T15:25:00.6906852-06:00
@debate_power K I see then, no problem.
m_i_n_n_y says2015-02-08T17:02:25.8353253-06:00
What has North Korea done? Or are you referring to the North Korean government

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