Originally posted by woj1@cyberonic. https://www.cia.gov/...ok/geos/kn.html
Korea, North background:
An independent kingdom for much of its long history, Korea was occupied by Japan in 1905
under its founder President KIM Il-so'ng, adopted a policy of ostensible diplomatic and economic "self-reliance"
total: 1,673 km
border countries: China 1,416 km, South Korea 238 km, Russia 19 km
Is North Korea danger for the West or rather opposite looking on history of East Germany?.
Is independent North Korea or rather South Korea pitiful country which have to support 40000American soldiers on own territory?Is the Self reliance a crime?
B- its the culture, creating excuses for basing troops over seas helps keep tyhe military aspect alive, after all its big business.