Really? An "economic colony and vassal?" Whatever it is, it is working for South Korea, which has a bountiful economy and is a world leader in key industries - examples: automotive and electronics. Whereas the state-controlled economy of the North pours all of its resources into weaponry while the common people starve.
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Koreans take a fluid view of contracts and agreements, which they view as representative of a relationship and therefore not verbal or legalistic. So, it is not surprising that they do not abide by strict interpretation of a treaty negotiated and approved 50 years ago. How much money are they talking about? I heard somewhere it was $20 million. If it's addressing very old people, it cannot be that much. There aren't that many left around. Even though it is bald-faced extortion on the part of the Koreans, perhaps the most reasonable solution is to find an easy way to pay them off. Surely the GSOMIA is worth $20 million.
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Do you think that Donald Trump would get down on his knees and comfort an elderly woman?
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"Hard Landing" means a "crash".
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The Americans fire bombed Tokyo shortly before the A-Bombs were dropped and killed 120,000 people. The atom bombs were horrible, but they brought the war to a quick end. If the war had been extended, there would probably have been more fire bombings of major Japanese cities including Kyoto. There were significant elements in the Japanese military who wanted the war to continue even if it meant the deaths of millions of Japanese citizens.
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