Comment: Bluster

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They have proven they can't hit the broad side of a barn from 20 paces. The only thing keeping North Korea together is an external threat.

If South Korea stood down and walked away from the DMZ and replaced soldiers with border police... then opened the border for North Koreans the entire state of the north would collapse. The case study: Hungary, East Germany and the Iron Curtain.

When Hungary removed their troops from the border with Austria and allowed East Germans to cross within a year the entire Warsaw Pact collapsed.

My theory - the South Koreans saw how hard and costly it was for West Germany to absorb East Germany. South Korea's economy is not as powerful. So they are containing North Korea and avoiding reunification.

"One resists the invasion of armies; one does not resist the invasion of ideas" Victor Hugo