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North Korea has called on "all Koreans at home and abroad" to "promote contact (and) cooperation between North and South Korea".

State media in North Korea also said Pyongyang would "smash" all challenges against reunification of the Korean peninsula.

Koreans are being urged to make a "breakthrough" for unification without other countries' help.

The North's official news agency said military tension on the Korean peninsula was a "fundamental obstacle" to the improvement of inter-Korean relations.

Image:North Korea hockey players entered the South, where they will form a unified team

It added that joint military drills with "outside forces" were unhelpful when better relations between North and South Korea were being sought.

It came as the North's ice hockey team - dressed in DPRK jackets - crossed the militarised border to form Korea's first-ever unified team for next month's Winter Olympics.

North and South Korea will march under one flag as the joint team competes in Pyeongchang.

The Unification Flag, which features the entire peninsula and surrounding islands in blue on a white background, was last used in 2006 at the Winter Olympics in Italy.

 

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This has been their stated objective ever since they existed, so this is not really anything new.



There's only real 1 challenge standing in the way of Korean reunification. A man by the name of Kim. Would be interesting to see North Korea "smash" him...



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Ka-pi96 said:
There's only real 1 challenge standing in the way of Korean reunification. A man by the name of Kim. Would be interesting to see North Korea "smash" him...

It's much more than that, Kim is just one person, North Korea is a regime, so others have obviously tried to avoid it as well.



This could be interesting, it could also be absolutely nothing. We need to hear more demands. If he actually wanted reunification he could just open the border.



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vivster said:
This could be interesting, it could also be absolutely nothing. We need to hear more demands. If he actually wanted reunification he could just open the border.

I tend to look to defectors and such for their understanding of the regime... that spy who famously blew up a plane a couple decades ago (to prevent the Olympics in South Korea from taking place) and survived a cyanide capsule believes this is entirely an attempt to drive a wedge between South Korea and its allies and nothing more. The various Kim's have always been concerned entirely with, first, maintaining their regime, and second, finding a way for their regime to unite and control all of Korea.

I trust her assessment. North Korea is feeling cornered and trying to force some distance between South Korea and its allies. So long as that violent sociopath who reportedly uses dogs as a means of execution and has showed no trepidation about murdering his own family is in charge, all North Korean actions must be looked at with his personality and psyche in mind.



Johnw1104 said:
vivster said:
This could be interesting, it could also be absolutely nothing. We need to hear more demands. If he actually wanted reunification he could just open the border.

I tend to look to defectors and such for their understanding of the regime... that spy who famously blew up a plane a couple decades ago (to prevent the Olympics in South Korea from taking place) and survived a cyanide capsule believes this is entirely an attempt to drive a wedge between South Korea and its allies and nothing more. The various Kim's have always been concerned entirely with, first, maintaining their regime, and second, finding a way for their regime to unite and control all of Korea.

I trust her assessment. North Korea is feeling cornered and trying to force some distance between South Korea and its allies. So long as that violent sociopath who reportedly uses dogs as a means of execution and has showed no trepidation about murdering his own family is in charge, all North Korean actions must be looked at with his personality and psyche in mind.

A unification will never happen under North Korean rule, so I don't see how it could drive allies away. It is all up to North Korea of how much they want to commit. It's probably just a distraction to get some heat off their backs, but wouldn't it be cool if it wasn't?

I wonder how South Koreans think about this.



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vivster said:
Johnw1104 said:

I tend to look to defectors and such for their understanding of the regime... that spy who famously blew up a plane a couple decades ago (to prevent the Olympics in South Korea from taking place) and survived a cyanide capsule believes this is entirely an attempt to drive a wedge between South Korea and its allies and nothing more. The various Kim's have always been concerned entirely with, first, maintaining their regime, and second, finding a way for their regime to unite and control all of Korea.

I trust her assessment. North Korea is feeling cornered and trying to force some distance between South Korea and its allies. So long as that violent sociopath who reportedly uses dogs as a means of execution and has showed no trepidation about murdering his own family is in charge, all North Korean actions must be looked at with his personality and psyche in mind.

A unification will never happen under North Korean rule, so I don't see how it could drive allies away. It is all up to North Korea of how much they want to commit. It's probably just a distraction to get some heat off their backs, but wouldn't it be cool if it wasn't?

I wonder how South Koreans think about this.

I think it's cool to see Koreans competing together regardless, but I don't believe this actually leads to anything so long as Kim and his regime are in charge. In their ideal world South Koreans choose the possibility of reunification over maintaining their relationships with their allies, but that won't be happening.

If Norh Korea came out and actually stated they were interested in some form of reunification that does not include Mighty Leader ruling both (undermining their carefully cultivated cult of personality) I might actually perk up and look into it, but they've avoided any comment whatsoever on the nature of that reunification, instead essentially just making a list of demands disguised as attempts at improving relations lol



Johnw1104 said:
vivster said:

A unification will never happen under North Korean rule, so I don't see how it could drive allies away. It is all up to North Korea of how much they want to commit. It's probably just a distraction to get some heat off their backs, but wouldn't it be cool if it wasn't?

I wonder how South Koreans think about this.

I think it's cool to see Koreans competing together regardless, but I don't believe this actually leads to anything so long as Kim and his regime are in charge. In their ideal world South Koreans choose the possibility of reunification over maintaining their relationships with their allies, but that won't be happening.

If Norh Korea came out and actually stated they were interested in some form of reunification that does not include Mighty Leader ruling both (undermining their carefully cultivated cult of personality) I might actually perk up and look into it, but they've avoided any comment whatsoever on the nature of that reunification, instead essentially just making a list of demands disguised as attempts at improving relations lol

Maybe we'll just have to wait for his death for something real to happen.



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