• Endymion commented on the blog post It Depends What Victory Is

    2010-12-09 15:34:14View | Delete

    Except a total victory over North Korea wouldn’t result in Korean unification, but rather a further partitioning of the peninsula. The RoK would occupy everything within artillery range of Seoul and probably go for some more coastline and islands, whatever’s most economically viable; China would get a big chunk as well, because you’re not going to take out NK without the Chinese wanting to occupy a big chunk of it. And the US would take a region too, because without NK we’d lose our welcome in South Korea (and probably Japan too) and need a new place to put all our stuff. And who knows who else would take part in the war and end up stuck with a slice of mud pie.