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Senate Asian Geopolitics

Discussion in 'Community' started by Lord Vivec, Feb 11, 2014.

  1. Rogue_Ten

    Rogue_Ten Chosen One star 7

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    hong kongolese lol. im using that from now on
     
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  2. Jedi Merkurian

    Jedi Merkurian New Films Thread Reaper and Rumor Naysayer star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Sooooo...what the actual *bleep* is up with North Korea declaring war on Seth Rogan?
     
  3. Mr44

    Mr44 VIP star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Hey, Iran declared war on Bart Simpson, and Iraq declared war on Rambo... Par for the course
     
  4. heels1785

    heels1785 JCC/PT/New Films Manager star 7 Staff Member Manager

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    And we declared war on drugs.
     
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  5. dp4m

    dp4m Chosen One star 10

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  6. Jedi Merkurian

    Jedi Merkurian New Films Thread Reaper and Rumor Naysayer star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    So suppose that we flip Kim Jong-Un the bird (which we will) and something does happen? A theater gets bombed, Seth Rogen or James Franco get assassinated, something along those lines? Can you imagine how hosed North Korea would be?

    There would be no disavowal by the government, no plausible deniability. And much like the big brother who refuses to come to his bratty little brother’s aid when he mouths off one time too many, I think China would wash their hands of the whole mess.
     
  7. dp4m

    dp4m Chosen One star 10

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    "Canada has bombed the Baldwins..."
     
  8. Juliet316

    Juliet316 SFTC March Tiemaster star 10

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  9. duende

    duende Jedi Master star 5

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    WE NEED MONEY - MAYBE CAN RELEASE PEOPLE AGAINST THE PURPOSE OF TOURISM? HMMM?
     
  10. Ender Sai

    Ender Sai Chosen One star 10

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  11. Juliet316

    Juliet316 SFTC March Tiemaster star 10

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    North Korea has released American Jeffery Fowle.
     
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  12. Juliet316

    Juliet316 SFTC March Tiemaster star 10

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  13. dp4m

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  14. Alpha-Red

    Alpha-Red Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    If Japan is really so desperate to counteract the low birth rate...why not just increase immigration?
     
  15. Ender Sai

    Ender Sai Chosen One star 10

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    Well Alpha raised a good point, however culturally the Japanese are quite - oh, let's be frank here, racist - and therefore are adverse to the idea of granting citizenship to someone who is not "ethnically Japanese". It's unlikely therefore that anything would reverse this trend.

    The point at which this becomes crucial is the level of US debt they own. The reason Japan can't retire off quietly into the sunset is not anything innately Japanese; it's because America needs Japan too much. Economically, and politically too - Japan as counterweight to China. Whereas Japan could still provide useful input to the global economy contracting down to a more manageable 5th on 6th on the list, it is not in the interests of the US for this to happen.
     
  16. Diggy

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  17. Jabbadabbado

    Jabbadabbado Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    The long term story is insatiable and growing Chinese demand for all things. Whether you are busy offloading your fossil fuel reserves to China, or shipping over every pig you can slaughter, or poaching those last pockets of wild elephants, all things move increasingly and inevitably China-ward.
     
  18. Darth Punk

    Darth Punk Force Ghost star 6

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    gotta fill those ghost cities somehow
     
  19. Lord Vivec

    Lord Vivec Chosen One star 8

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  20. Ender Sai

    Ender Sai Chosen One star 10

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    Lee Kuan Yew has, sadly, passed away at age 91.

    Few leaders have so indelibly left their mark on their state.
     
  21. Lord Vivec

    Lord Vivec Chosen One star 8

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    Weren't he and Singapore fairly illiberal?
     
  22. MarcusP2

    MarcusP2 Games and Community Reaper star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    He did have a fairly large authoritarian streak, yes.
     
  23. ShaneP

    ShaneP Ex-Mod Officio star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Economically, Singapore was one of the freest.
     
  24. Lord Vivec

    Lord Vivec Chosen One star 8

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    Economics isn't the only thing. I've read about press freedoms not being that great, and the ruling party's dominance resembles PRC levels of authoritarianism.
     
  25. ShaneP

    ShaneP Ex-Mod Officio star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Indeed it is not and indeed it does.

    It almost has its own kind of legalism.