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Published: January 18, 2007
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This cartoon appeared in the Dutch opinion magazine 'de Humanist' (issue 5?, 2006)

The Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea (DPRK) or simply North Korea as most know it, has tested a nuclear weapon. The world is in outrage, as was to be expected, and the DPRK boasted about being glorious in their patented way.

But in the end, with so many full fledged nuclear states, is a small upstart such as the DPRK really that much of a problem?
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black23wolf's avatar
Yes, it is a problem. Because the Pyongyang elite are unstable.
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saywut97's avatar
if those fucks piss all of us off well......... the moon will be cherry red lets just leave it at that
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vilerage's avatar
The French have nukes? Hmm... you learn something new every day! :D
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nazi-soviet-crusader's avatar
china and russia support DPRK pakistan dosnt give a fuck
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AbsoluteDebauchery's avatar
Heres the thing, US is having joint military exercises with Russian forces. China on the other hand, rely's on the US for their businesses.
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nazi-soviet-crusader's avatar
yeah but that doesnt mean that russia agrees with the us in eveerything
china can make trade with any country it wants it doesnt need the us it only sees it as an economic opertunity and as i said with russia they dont agree with everything.
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RustyCaffeine|Hobbyist Photographer
We should focus less on the missiles that he's pointing at Japan and instead focus on liberating the country in a way that does not involve occupation.
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javamocha's avatar
i though they detrimined that their bomb just exploded but didn't go nuclear
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trs| Digital Artist
Well, as far as I know, they never quite figured out what happened, what with all the secrecy in the DPRK and all, but their nuclear experiment did seem to be a failure. Regardless, if it weren't for the fact that they stopped pushing towards developing the bomb, their success would surely only have been a matter of time.

Of course, knowing the DPRK leadership, I wouldn't be surprised if something went wrong in the negotiations and they started again.

But on the other hand, China might have made it clear to them that it doesn't appreciate them potentially going nuclear.
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javamocha's avatar
this was probably one of the few time someone from homeland security has ever contacted a geologist
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nado21|Student General Artist
you now it might had been funny if it didnt cause pain and blood
the only thing i can say its really true great job ^^
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ScifiguyTR's avatar
You know, it would be even funnier if it wasn't so bloody true.

And for those of us on the west coast of the US...North Korea having a possibly-launchable nuclear device with intent to use is quite a problem. Or at least I would think so. :shrug:
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trs| Digital Artist
Indeed. Though I think the actual threat the DPRK poses to the US is negligible. The North has always been very paranoid about the intentions of other nations, that's true, but they've also always had a great survival instinct. (not considering the internal situation, of course) Kim Jung-Il has been described more than once as a very calculating and intelligent man. He's certainly not as crazy as some media would have you believe.

I don't believe a man so desperate to stay in power would make the mistake of actually firing a nuclear device at the US. It would almost definitely result in a retaliation that would leave his country devastated. Certainly, that would be the end of his regime.
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bluelink97's avatar
One can't be 100% sure the US would realiate with their own nuclear barrage, if that's what you're implying. Mainly because the radiation travels a decent distance if I remember correctly. For instance, a nuke hit on Pyongyang could possibly spread radiation over Seoul. I don't believe the US would do that.
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ZeroSen2's avatar
LOL! Thats hillarious! North Korea and their nukes is just to damn funny!
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RabidSquirrelNinja's avatar
very funny and very true!

nicely done
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The-Guard's avatar
Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea? That's a new one! Since when did the Communist nation became democratical?
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trs| Digital Artist
Well, that -is- the official full name of the DPRK.

A funny thing is that a lot of countries that have the word 'democratic' in their official names really have a questionably small amount of actual democracy.

And it's really more stalinist in it's nature then simply communist.
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The-Guard's avatar
The irony of epic proportion.
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zerry's avatar
Yep, the US of A insisted on marching into Iraq because of weapons of mass destruction, and yet they've got the biggest stockpile of nukes in the world. Ain't hypocracy funny?

And to think during the 70s Canada was flush with contreversy on letting non-nuclear cruise missiles onto our soil...
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LusoSkav|Student General Artist
He couldnt get his dong up.
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trs| Digital Artist
Heh. when your greatest enemy is the english speaking United States. Calling your missile system 'Dong' could be considered a bad choice.
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LusoSkav|Student General Artist
it was all worth it for the lulz
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