The cold war is officially reignited

  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I for one would be happier that the sorks have them compared to any and all of the current nuke having nations.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      only japan should be allowed to own nukes in asia
      it's by far the wisest nation out there

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        The US already gave them 2 though.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >jjonahjamesonlaughinghysterically.gif

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          moron

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          solid chuckle.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I can now sleep happily. thanks anon

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >invented tranime, couldn't breed, went extinct
        not that wise if you ask me

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >couldn't breed
          Japan birth rate estimate 2022 per woman: 1.368
          >entire country of China registers 9.56M births for 2022.
          China birth rate per woman 2022: 1.18
          Ain't just Japan.
          People don't have the time or spare funds to crank out kids anymore.
          The US is affected by this as well, but to a lesser extent for some reason.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            US rates are boosted by immigration, there is a reason the Western aligned developed world has been struggling with trying to follow the American strategy while balancing the nativist backlash (with very mixed results)

            developed economies all seem to hit this demographic wall, Japan is ahead of the curve and the Chinese demographic shitstorm is occurring faster than anywhere else in the world because of one child policy and the speed of China's development. lots of arguments about why this pattern exists with the general arguments being the type of people that developed societies produce have little personal interest or financial benefit in having kids

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              It's very well understood, actually.

              In developing countries, kids are free. They play outside, feeding them costs nothing, and they help their parents. In developed countries, kids are expensive. They take up space inside, need to be educated and feeding them costs money.

              Zoomers are also more awkward with each other because they spend so much time on their tablets instead of face to face. That means they have less babies.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >kids are expensive
                Especially in the US.
                My little sister just had a kid, I think it was $30k or something.
                She has insurance through her job which covered most of it but she still had to fork over something like $8k.
                I couldn't fucking afford impregnating someone.
                I feel happy that my sister has learned from my poor example and ensured our bloodline will continue because I'm more or less a dead branch on that tree.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                What the heck are you talking about? She paid to have a baby? To who? Also she's entitled to like a year of maternity leave.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                visit to the woman tummy doctor, image from sound, the hospital room, the poping out, and 80$ for 1 minute of baby on the mother’s belly after birth.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Skin to skin right after birth is incredibly important - it's actually international standard through the WHO (baby friendly incentive).
                USA is so ass backwards on some things.
                UK has 3 months full pay, 3mo half pay 6mo statuary mat pay (£180 a week, paid by govt).
                Dads get 2 weeks minimum.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >To who?
                The hospital and doctors where she had her child.
                Roughly a quarter wasn't covered by insurance - things like epidural pain management were "non-essential extras" or something, one of the midwifes was "out of network", etc.
                >Also she's entitled to like a year of maternity leave.
                LOL no fucking way dude. She lives in Mass, 12 weeks maximum by law, which is much better than it used to be - before 2020 or so it was 8 weeks unpaid.
                Where the hell do you live that a year is standard, that's crazy.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                In Canada, all parents are entitled to 40 weeks of paid paternity leave. This includes the father, too.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Yeah, but you guys have your balls in Castro Jr's purse

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                The thing is, he's giving me the tools to live in a truely state funded way. As long as I knock up a woman consistently, I only need to work 12 weeks a year. My employer is forced to keep me on the payroll.

                Also, it's not like fathers actually do anything to raise a baby. Any baby always wants to be with mommy. The dad just like, buys food and shit.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                That's great, congratulations.
                If my GF and I could take off for nearly a year and have kids, we'd probably have two or three at this point honestly.
                Unfortunately, if we had to pay daycare costs on top of rent and all our other shit we'd probably need to start digging into savings to swing it, or move back in/closer to my parents or her parents.
                Daycare is like $1500 a month here.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Germany is 8 weeks before and 12 weeks after birth guaranteed for the mother and then the option of either one year of 2/3 or two years with 1/3 of monthly pay (1800€ max) that may be split between both parents. Taking parental leave counts as years worked for retirement entitlements too.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >t. Chris Redfield

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              The birth rate for non-Hispanic whites in the US is 1.55

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >The birth rate for non-Hispanic whites in the US is 1.55
                Let me guess, you’re the 0.55!

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                All races in the US have dipped below the 2.1 replacement rate, even Latinos. Immigration just offsets the deficit for the US and Canada.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              declining population is not a problem if you are not over extended on debt trying to pay for the welfare state with state guaranteed retirement payments sucking up the money.

              Chinks dont give a shit about that and effectively have no social programs what so ever so the elderly are not that big of a deal. They will either work to death or maintain enough kids to help them out.

              Importing turdies to high efficiency hosts like euros is counter productive and is just leading to social distruption and ironically a accelerated bankruptcy of the welfare state as the low trust, narcissistic clansters suck up the benefits meant for high trust societies.

              Really what is the actual rational basis of this hysteria about "demographic collapse"? Inability to see populations dont increase exponentionally and into infinity? Just like population decline dont last forever. The more there are elderies and lesser people the bigger the incentive to get kids for youngsters for they need something realistic to support them as they go forward. State with its declining tax base is not that

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >Just like population decline dont last forever.
                In the case of Japan, trending back toward WW2 70 million isn't necessarily bad -- they will have enough for round 3 with an additional 40% should the need arise anyways. It's a question of pushing the tech development throttle now while there's that extra labor capacity to maintain a lead.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          bro every non-shithole country is going through a birthrate crisis, not just the Nips. Only difference is that they don't import the entire third world into their homss to rape their daughters like Euroids do.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Birth rate crisis isn't real
          >oh noooo we have less workers, we'll need to cut down on the useless do nothing jobs and pay people more to work oh nooooooooooooo
          Fucking garden gnomes

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Korea sisters?

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          the reason they aren't having kids is because of their shitty culture that encourages working 104392321 extra unpaid hours a week for your corporate overlord.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Dumb moron.
          Every single civilized nation is going through a birth rate crisis.
          Some desperately try to patch it with immigration, Japan doesn't.

          Internet porn is slowly killing humanity.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I wouldn’t say japanese are wise ... they just put the status quo in fancier words, they never rebel due to their mild rule-abiding nature, and that's the reason why it's right to give them nukes they probably wouldn’t use

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >it's by far the wisest nation out there
        Japan is a complete shithole, but it manages to be less bad than the Koreas and Chinas, which is impressive.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          bro, japan is somehow the shittiest first world country to live in despite being the 2nd richest for decades, and this close to being the richest.
          SK is growing. And if the chinks weren't so retarded and didn't do HK, then they would have been on pace to be better than japan too.
          japan has no growth, least of all in the social department.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Again, what makes South Korea unique, culturally speaking is that they take Japanese things and amplify them to a ridiculous degree.
            Compare the old vertically integrated zaibatsu system of pre-WW2 Japan to the modern Korean chaebol system. It's the same thing, except somehow it manages to be even worse, because chaebol are not owned by a large number of different investors, but families control them. Japan's birth rate issue largely born from overwork and financial issues, especially the housing sector is one thing, but then you have the Korean where the housing situation is far worse for everyone and everyone is working even more.
            Korea is basically super Japan in every way that is bad, it's quite impressive they managed to do that.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              you don't seem to know much about Korea and japan
              the reason japan was forced to open up to trade with the West while Korea didn't was that japan was significantly weaker than Korea. Go look up what Admiral Yi did to the jap navy using a couple of farmers and monks. It was only after literal centuries of trade with the West and getting military tech from them that the japs managed one win against Korea.
              jap culture is literally a copy of Korean Shilla culture plus Western influence. Korea is only copying what the japs copied first.
              >chebol
              bro, japan is controlled by its megacorps every bit as much as Korea if not more. At least Korea has unicorn companies springing up every now and again.
              >housing sector
              are you counting the decaying countryside houses that the japs literally have to pay its citizens to live in? Korea has cheaper rent for noticeably bigger rooms.

              japan's advantages comes down to two factors:
              people never complain so the government gets away with a lot more
              more land/people

              there's a reason that Korea has caught up with japan and in multiple sectors, surpassed japan.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I will ignore your whining about premodern history, because it's not really too relevant to the situation in Japan and Korea today, but I think we both know that you are wrong and that Japan has successfully invaded Korea many times.

                >bro, japan is controlled by its megacorps every bit as much as Korea if not more. At least Korea has unicorn companies springing up every now and again.
                There are two differences in how that happens however.
                The modern Japanese system is keiretsu, which is a form of distributed holding with wide horizontal reach, but no real vertical integration. These two points, the scattered ownship structure and the lack of vertical integration are key, because they limit the damage that can be done by keiretsu.
                Chaebol are not like that, they are modeled after the old Japanese system (partly because Korea was occupied by Japan during the first half of the 21st century, which is when these structures first emerged) and partly because nobody in the West cared to force the subsequent, western-sponsored Korean military dictators to dismantle this system.
                The problem with Chaebol is the power they hold over the economy, due to their vertical integration and highly diversified portfolio and the way the power is concentrated in the hands of not many, faceless investors, but the families that own and control the conglomerate.
                They are nothing alike.

                >are you counting the decaying countryside houses that the japs literally have to pay its citizens to live in?
                Anon, rural houses having no value is part of having problems with the housing sector. Because there is no reason or benefit to live out in the middle of nowhere, nobody does it, prices drop through the floor. This is the case in any nation anywhere in the world.

                >there's a reason that Korea has caught up with japan and in multiple sectors, surpassed japan.
                They didn't have their 1992 yet and it's going to be much worse.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >The modern Japanese system is keiretsu, which is a form of distributed holding with wide horizontal reach
                >what is an oligopoly
                what the fuck do you think a a megacorp is? By your own admission, jap companies just straight up buy out japan. And since the average jap is so beaten down by their own society, they just work for a megacorp and don't think to start their own business aside from maybe a ramen stand. And that's a maybe at best.
                Korean vertical integration is a matter of efficiency. Samsung only really does it for their electronics and semiconductor sectors. Not to mention that branches of Samsung has a tendency of splitting off of Samsung, like Hanhwa. So unlike the japs, Samsung doesn't and can't just buy Naver or Kakao. Tho, I doubt you know what either of those two are.
                So basically in Korea, mergers happen, branches split off, and startups grow. That's just a strong economy, jackass.
                "Samsung controls Korea" is such a braindead take, usually parroted by redditors and other retards who don't know shit about Korea aside from Samsung.
                >This is the case in any nation anywhere in the world.
                yeah it is. So I dunno why you're singling out Korea.
                >They didn't have their 1992 yet
                The japs were literally buying out corporate America (once again, jap companies just buying their way into power) and the USA stomped them to the ground. Korea is not doing that, and if anything, US state governments are in love with Korean companies building chip, car, and EV factories in their states.
                Thinking that Korea will get plaza accorded is a weeb fantasy. Especially now that the US is trying to bolster its allies using any means.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                You misunderstand the nature of my criticism.
                I am comparing different systems of megacorps, which have different effects on the power the megacorps have beyond being large employers and large contributors to the nation's economy.
                A keiretsu is an extremely diversified holding company. They own many different businesses, which do very different things and they are in turn owned in a very diversified manner. No one person or family controls the keiretsu, because the ownership of the keiretsu mirrors the way it functions. It's spread out, many people have stakes in them. They're mainly financial entities.
                Again, this is the problem with Chaebol and previously zaibatsu. Single Families own and control major aspects of a nation's economy. It's why the zaibatsu were dissolved in the first place. To curtail the power and influence of these families.

                Chaebol are all family businesses. and while you may be right that Samsung doesn't control Korea. Not alone at least.
                Samsung, Hyundai, LG and Lotte together certainly can make such a claim.

                >So I dunno why you're singling out Korea.
                Because the Korean birth rate situation is significantly worse than even Japan's specifically due to urban economic pressures and overwork.

                >Plaza accord
                That is not why the Japanese asset price bubble happened, even if some may feel that way.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >The modern Japanese system is keiretsu, which is a form of distributed holding with wide horizontal reach
                >what is an oligopoly
                what the fuck do you think a a megacorp is? By your own admission, jap companies just straight up buy out japan. And since the average jap is so beaten down by their own society, they just work for a megacorp and don't think to start their own business aside from maybe a ramen stand. And that's a maybe at best.
                Korean vertical integration is a matter of efficiency. Samsung only really does it for their electronics and semiconductor sectors. Not to mention that branches of Samsung has a tendency of splitting off of Samsung, like Hanhwa. So unlike the japs, Samsung doesn't and can't just buy Naver or Kakao. Tho, I doubt you know what either of those two are.
                So basically in Korea, mergers happen, branches split off, and startups grow. That's just a strong economy, jackass.
                "Samsung controls Korea" is such a braindead take, usually parroted by redditors and other retards who don't know shit about Korea aside from Samsung.
                >This is the case in any nation anywhere in the world.
                yeah it is. So I dunno why you're singling out Korea.
                >They didn't have their 1992 yet
                The japs were literally buying out corporate America (once again, jap companies just buying their way into power) and the USA stomped them to the ground. Korea is not doing that, and if anything, US state governments are in love with Korean companies building chip, car, and EV factories in their states.
                Thinking that Korea will get plaza accorded is a weeb fantasy. Especially now that the US is trying to bolster its allies using any means.

                Nobody falls for your cope pseudohistory you retarded SKshill.
                Korea is literally the underdog of Asia raped by China and Japan throughout history, has no glorious imperial history whatsoever unlike everyone else in the region, it's synonymous for slave nation and rapebabies, demonstrated by their everlasting whining about colonial/slave labor/sex slave past. Before Japanese colonization Korea wasn't even an independent nation but a Chinese client state. The sole reason modern Korea isn't part of the former suzerain China or other Asian shitholes but a bootleg Japan is because it was made by Japan in the first place, combined with post independence gibs that lasted well into the late 90s and the US-Japan trade disputes in the 80-90s that culminated in the Plaza Accord and Semiconductor Agreement, which made Japan transfer production and tech to its 'backyard' further. SK is practically a continuation of the Japanese colony Chosen, almost everything but the sovereignty granted by the US and official language remains the same, with the latter also full of Japanese loanwords without which modern Korean simply can't function, just like chaebol is Korean pronunciation of Japanese word zaibatsu.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Ok, but are (you) going to pretend that Poland wasn't raped by everyone its entire existence, only to suddenly become quite based and chad in the last few decades? SK clearly was still a lower Middle-Age tier civilization until ~120 years ago, but that only underlines the progress they've made so quickly.
                It can happen with everyone.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >Poland wasn't raped by everyone its entire existence, only to suddenly become quite based and chad in the last few decades?
                Anon, Poland is where Europeans hire their toilet cleaners from.
                Being "based and chad" doesn't mean you wield any actual economic power or have incentives to offer to your own people to stay.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                This is just as retarded as that kimchi moron’s delusional posts but in the other direction.
                Neither of you know anything about Asian history.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >bro, japan is controlled by its megacorps every bit as much as Korea if not more. At least Korea has unicorn companies springing up every now and again.
                >Samsung makes up over 20% of SK GDP
                >at all comparable to anything in Japan
                comeonnow

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Shut up dawg you’re making the rest of us morons look retarded.
                Korea was both smaller, poorer, and a lot less interesting to the west at the time, which isn’t to say that they didn’t whack our shit in when it suited them (see 1871 punitive expedition). For most of our history we’ve been on the edge of famine, it’s why we eat so many pickled vegetables (literal poverty food).

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >Admiral Yi
                Wouldn't have mattered at all if the Ming hadn't intervened in the land war leading to a deadlock. Korea has always bent over to the ruler of Asia from the Chinks, the Mongols, the Japanese and right now the US.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            My moron friend, tell me why the phrase Hell Joseon exists?
            Why do morons say that? Clearly life in Korea isn't all it's chalked up to be.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              "hell joseon" is a phrase that exists because 90% of Koreans never been outside Korea and rarely ever read any international news.
              They think life in the USA is a fucking marvel movie so they are literally comparing Korea to a fantasy.
              Maybe until a decade or so ago "hell joseon" may have been valid but now, by any metric, Korea is in line with all of the developed West.
              >muh birthrates
              Korea is better off at a stabilized 30 million people or so. The birthrate is literally a solution to Korea's problems, not a problem itself.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >Korea is in line with all of the developed West.
                It really, really is not. Technologically, maybe. You might even be able to drink the tap water.
                Culturally however, it is still an asian shithole on every level.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Looked it up cuz I have no idea what that is, apparently they’re pissed they have to work 8 hour days? Wtf?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >only japan should be allowed to own nukes
        >allowed
        That's cute he thinks nations need permission to develop nuclear weapons.

        The only reason Japan and SK and Australia for that matter didn't develop nukes in the 1960s/70s was because US had regional hegemony in Asia and they promised there was no need to develop nukes thanks to extended nuclear deterrence. No one ever believed in extended nuclear deterrence in Asia because absolutely no one believed the US would exchange nukes to protect Tokyo or Sydney. However everyone went along because the US was just so regionally dominant and the strategic environment was mostly benign.

        Fast forward to 2023 and you've got a US whose hegemony is weakening thanks to the growth of china and, big surprise, all these nations still don't believe in extended nuclear deterrence. What happens? SK develops nukes, Japan develops nukes then Australia develops nukes (all nations have had the know how for decades).

        The only question then is if this prompts Indonesia to develop nukes and then south east asia generally. Interesting times.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >prompts Indonesia to develop nukes
          And with whose money anon?
          t. Indon

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            If Australia had nukes your government would bankrupt itself building nukes from plans it just happened to acquire from Pakistan. It would do so pretty quickly, look at NK GDP, now look at indon GDP. You'd have absolutely no ability to deliver them but it wouldn't matter, these types of details don't phase the monkey minds of South East Asia. Malaysia would likely do the same if indon developed, then Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand etc..

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Nah, the public backlash will be insane. And whoever politician responsible for that will commit career suicide.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >public backlash will be insane
                The indon public isn't educated enough about foreign policy or international relations to get upset enough to backlash against anything. The Indons fucking butchered Timor for decades, literal decades they massacred Timor, like mass graves, systematic depopulation of entire areas, we are talking mountains of human bone stacked in pits across Timor, it was almost on par with what Pol Pot achieved in Cambodia. Did this generate a huge backlash against Indonesian occupation? Against Suharto? Did the public even know? Nope the average indon was worried about rice prices and taxes.

                Would they know the military was developing/buying nuclear weapons from Pakistan. Very unlikely and if they found out they would probably support it, this is the same nation that overwhelming supported war with Australia because of its involvement in the UN INTERFET.

                It would develop nuclear weapons because it would be in its interest to do so just as Australia, Japan, SK would for their own national interests.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        if you aren't holding at least 1000 NUKE then you aren't a real cunt

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        japan has the largest plutonium stockpile in the world and could probably get their hands on the third largest nuclear arsenal in the world in a matter of months, if they decided they need one.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Nah, they gave a ton of it to the bongs, who are sitting on an absurd amount of plutonium in Salisbury.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          don't you need to enrich it first? How are they going to do it so quickly without prior experience or the hardware required?

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            You need to separate it further, but you can produce up to 80% pure Pu-239 using civilian reactor infrastructure. If you have more advanced specialized research-type reactors, you can probably push that number much higher. There's not a lot of detailed information on HOW to achieve the correct transmutation of reactor-grade Uranium to sufficiently pure Pu-239, but it likely involves a chemical separation step after transmutation. It's probably not that difficult, but there's no real info out there. Likely, Japan and other threshold states know how to do it and have the means to produce sufficiently pure quantities of Pu-239, though.

            There's many (scalable) small-scale research reactors around the world, even in countries that don't have nuclear energy. Japan also has sites that specifically deal with the transmutation of reactor fuel (NSRR), which means they have the infrastructure for weapon's grade Pu production. This means the only thing they're really missing is explosive lens technology. Which they probably also have at least some idea of.

            I am confident that Japan could build and test a nuclear weapon within a year.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            You need to separate it further, but you can produce up to 80% pure Pu-239 using civilian reactor infrastructure. If you have more advanced specialized research-type reactors, you can probably push that number much higher. There's not a lot of detailed information on HOW to achieve the correct transmutation of reactor-grade Uranium to sufficiently pure Pu-239, but it likely involves a chemical separation step after transmutation. It's probably not that difficult, but there's no real info out there. Likely, Japan and other threshold states know how to do it and have the means to produce sufficiently pure quantities of Pu-239, though.

            There's many (scalable) small-scale research reactors around the world, even in countries that don't have nuclear energy. Japan also has sites that specifically deal with the transmutation of reactor fuel (NSRR), which means they have the infrastructure for weapon's grade Pu production. This means the only thing they're really missing is explosive lens technology. Which they probably also have at least some idea of.

            I am confident that Japan could build and test a nuclear weapon within a year.

            In case of emergency they would use super grade plutonium produced in the fast breeder reactor Monju.

            >In addition, nuclear-weapons experts point out that Japan has already produced roughly 50 kilograms of “supergrade plutonium” in the natural uranium blankets of its Joyo and Monju prototype fast-breeder reactors. Once separated, it would be enough to build more than 10 bombs. In addition, because this fuel is of better quality than the usual weapons-grade plutonium, it would be easier to make smaller bombs.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Yes, technically Japan has a stockpile of supergrade nuclear fuel and made no committment to disposing of it.
              Who knows in what state that old fuel is.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >the wisest nation out there

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous
        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >saving this on your harddrive
          whew lad you must be a blast at parties

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >it is Saturday, a but past noon, jan 14th, 2023
          >i watch a Japanese woman vomit into the mouth of a Japanese man as I eat leftover pasta
          >man-made horror beyond our comprehension

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >it is Saturday, a but past noon, jan 14th, 2023
          >i watch a Japanese woman vomit into the mouth of a Japanese man as I eat leftover pasta
          >man-made horror beyond our comprehension

          This Chainsaw Man craze is getting outta hand!

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      moron they ousted a prez for being controlled by a feminist cult

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Is that supposed to be a bad thing?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        i don't think it was really a feminist cult, she was a conservative president groomed by the same christfag-shamanic cult that had been involved with her dictator dad

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >fell for the /int/ meme
        it was a dime a dozen case of corruption
        retarded journos tried to make it into something more

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Ukraine war is a giant signal that nuclear powers can just openly invade other countries and slice parts of their territory off for themselves, it's an open call to nuclearize for every small and medium state out there - this is the main incentive for NATO and the US to intervene, they have been pushing nuclear de-armament for decades (including of themselves)

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      In a nuclear world every country either needs to develop their own nukes as quickly as fucking possible - or become a very very good friend/bitch of a nation that has nukes so you get at least some of the benefit of their nukes without the eye-watering cost of actually building and maintaining your own.

      According to https://www.statista.com/statistics/752531/nuclear-weapons-spending-worldwide-by-country/ the lowest amount spent by a credible nuclear power (Pakistan) is about $1 billion per annum. Not all that many countries can spend that much on nukes while still maintaining their conventional forces, and there's more than a few countries out there that couldn't manage that if they spent every penny of their defence budget on the project.

      >tl;dr, if Ukraine turns out to be 'just what happens now' then expect a lot of non-nuclear countries to either massively expand their military spending, or start sucking nuclear countries cocks as enthusiastically as they can.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Also possible some country may start selling nukes off the shelf in strategic quantities. Saudi Arabia already has a forward deal with Pakistan. In which case they'll transition to normal weapons status. Their effects are overrated and use would be limited to destroying smaller nations I don't think this would be such a bad thing.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          That sounds like a great way for the country turning nuclear salesman to end up as an international pariah. Every nuclear country (the entirety of the permanent members of the UN Security council and a few other significant players, and Israel and North Korea) has a huge investment in keeping nuclear weapons from proliferating, as maintaining the gap between nuclear and non-nuclear nations makes their investment all the more effective (and presumably makes the relevant politicians/officers feel nicely smug on occasion as well).

          What's the barest minimum you need as a deterrent, though? A simple gun-type fission weapon doesn't contain any tritium that needs to be topped off every few years or unreplicatable aerogel with an expiration date like thermonuclear weapons have and could be pretty cheap to maintain. Delivery systems aren't cheap either, but if you just need to keep your neighbor from invading they don't need to have intercontinental range.

          >What's the barest minimum you need as a deterrent, though?
          You could probably write a couple of books on that question. It would be a different number for each country, they don't necessarily have to get into a full Cold War style arms race with their neighbours, but it'll probably take a lot more than a single gun-type bomb in a V2 tier rocket. Then we've got to remember that building and maintaining the industry to refine the fissile material is not something that most countries could set up, even if they had the money to manage it.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        What's the barest minimum you need as a deterrent, though? A simple gun-type fission weapon doesn't contain any tritium that needs to be topped off every few years or unreplicatable aerogel with an expiration date like thermonuclear weapons have and could be pretty cheap to maintain. Delivery systems aren't cheap either, but if you just need to keep your neighbor from invading they don't need to have intercontinental range.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        1 billion a year is actually fuck all in the scheme of things anon, that's like 10,000 employees worth a year in nations of b/millions.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        1 billion a year is actually fuck all in the scheme of things anon, that's like 10,000 employees worth a year in nations of b/millions.

        Fucking Lithuania has a defense budget of ~$1.6B/year

        apparently you need to be at least as big and powerful as Lithuania to have a dream of possessing nukes

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          you get to larp as powerful when you can actually conquer and hold the land, ivan. because right now you can't do shit. now, if you want to come to jurmala beach and pay exorbitant prices for booze better go and apply for that visa, bitch.

          1 billion a year is actually fuck all in the scheme of things anon, that's like 10,000 employees worth a year in nations of b/millions.

          The issue isn't developing a nuke it's maintaining and having platforms to deliver them. You think Lithuania can develop a ICBM? What about an SLBM? What about a long range bomber that's fast, stealthy and had the survivability to enter an adversaries air space? You think they can manage that with a few billion.

          What about satellite based missle warning systems to detect pre-emptive nuclear first strikes? What about nuclear countermeasures and decoys for your warheads so they don't get eaten by couter fire? What dispersed ground based silos?

          Because all that shit is required if you want a credible nuclear deterrent and there's only a small list of nations that can do any of that shit, protip Lithuania isn't one of them.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Poland and Ukraine could do most of those things and they'd definitely have the Baltics, Czechia and Slovakia under their umbrella.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            You can skip building delivery system. Once you have thermonuclear bomb, then just scale it up to the point where it kills the enemy without needing delivery.

            >they can get WMDs like Saddam Hussein
            But he never had WMDs.

            Saddam had plenty of WMD's. Used a lot of 'em against Iran in 80's and yet he still was stupid enough give up on WMD's after Gulf War.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >just scale it up to the point where it kills the enemy without needing delivery.
              What the fuck am I reading?

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >What the fuck am I reading?
                Doomsday device. A bomb big enough to fuck all neighboring countries when detonated on your own territory. Tsar Bomba was no where near as powerful as thermonuclear bomb can be with 50Mt test yield and 100Mt design yield. That leads to salting the bomb. A salted 20Mt bomb could in theory kill everything living in a country size of Germany, in practice it probably wouldn't work that well, but salted bombs are a technology that hasn't been implemented or even properly tested. Ideally the doomsday device would radiate atmosphere to the point where entire planet would become uninhabitable.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Russia just proved to the world that no country will ever their give up nukes and if every nation would want to start building nukes as soon as possible

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Yup, nukes are the guarantor of security
        >Ukraine has a Soviet arsenal
        >returns it to Russia in exchange for a piece of paper that says Russia respects its borders
        >invaded ~20 years later then invaded again
        If Taiwan had developed nukes like the KMT wanted back in the day there would not be a Taiwan question today.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Even with nukes, Taiwan is still so small and so close to China that it's feasible the nukes would be knocked out before the surviving chain of command could send the launch codes. I'm not sure that even a nuke submarine would help that much.

          What Taiwan really need to do was get under the nuclear umbrella of the US. That would 100% guarantee 2nd strike capability. In an ideal history, the US would have focused on helping Taiwan instead of Vietnam in the 60s.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Russia just proved to the world that no country will ever their give up nukes and if every nation would want to start building nukes as soon as possible

      Ukraine is not a real nation but a oblast temporary out of control of its moscow owners. Just like the baltic """states"""", central asians, pooland, romania, bulgaria etc. So nothing about the value of nuclear threat has been proved. Checkmate chuds

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        you get to larp as powerful when you can actually conquer and hold the land, ivan. because right now you can't do shit. now, if you want to come to jurmala beach and pay exorbitant prices for booze better go and apply for that visa, bitch.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >haha please don't bet the farm before we finish!
      They're already built or they wouldn't make this sort of announcement, which is the only strategic purpose to such a card tipping gesture. Applies triple to Taiwan and Japan, UN Enemy State Clause notwithstanding for the latter.

      >Ukraine war is a giant signal that nuclear powers can just openly invade other countries and slice parts of their territory off for themselves, it's an open call to nuclearize for every small and medium state out there
      Not only that, it's the end of the 5th column(s) business model, wherein the principal enemy (America) of Oriental Techno-Feudal Despotism is made to play geopolitical heel while it's led around by the financial nose [Eurodollar, LIBOR, BIS, colour revolutions et. al.]. Kissinger & co. unironically calling for half-measure armistice with Russia shows how weak their position is (that would only serve to backstop Pinko power base in Brussels/Davos, which is being pulverized between the US finally dumping LIBOR for SOFR, and the Sino-Russian block that both hasn't gotten its way and won't financially imlode, either, thanks to Russian commodities).

      US rates are boosted by immigration, there is a reason the Western aligned developed world has been struggling with trying to follow the American strategy while balancing the nativist backlash (with very mixed results)

      developed economies all seem to hit this demographic wall, Japan is ahead of the curve and the Chinese demographic shitstorm is occurring faster than anywhere else in the world because of one child policy and the speed of China's development. lots of arguments about why this pattern exists with the general arguments being the type of people that developed societies produce have little personal interest or financial benefit in having kids

      >US rates are boosted by immigration
      There are 140 million or more Central & South American interlopers that contradict Peter Zeihan's naive optimism on US demographics independent of, oh idk, bare minimum IQ for generating the geniuses and autists necessary for high technology development and maintenance, while the illegal portion more than negates the validity of ANY herd immunity policy for ANY disease at the national level.

      >only japan should be allowed to own nukes
      >allowed
      That's cute he thinks nations need permission to develop nuclear weapons.

      The only reason Japan and SK and Australia for that matter didn't develop nukes in the 1960s/70s was because US had regional hegemony in Asia and they promised there was no need to develop nukes thanks to extended nuclear deterrence. No one ever believed in extended nuclear deterrence in Asia because absolutely no one believed the US would exchange nukes to protect Tokyo or Sydney. However everyone went along because the US was just so regionally dominant and the strategic environment was mostly benign.

      Fast forward to 2023 and you've got a US whose hegemony is weakening thanks to the growth of china and, big surprise, all these nations still don't believe in extended nuclear deterrence. What happens? SK develops nukes, Japan develops nukes then Australia develops nukes (all nations have had the know how for decades).

      The only question then is if this prompts Indonesia to develop nukes and then south east asia generally. Interesting times.

      >The only reason Japan and SK and Australia for that matter didn't develop nukes in the 1960s/70s
      Same principle as interwar German tank development in the USSR, except with Taiwan nuclear energy. These island nations' position is too tenuous so close to a triplex of Communist country on the continent.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      every country needs a nuke, no matter its yeld?
      so its finally the time?

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    you think this will reignite the korean war? I can't imagine china will be too happy about this development, might as well make a final push before they become a nuclear state

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      No. The US has SK under its umbrella, and the Chinese act of aggression (which is against their policy) would trigger war with the US.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        russia invading ukraine didn't trigger shit except sanctions, you think the US would really risk open warfare with TWO nuclear powers?? SK developing nuclear capability degrades China's nuclear response time and also closes off the korean peninsula forever

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Its going to end up like in Dune - everyone will have nukes and there will be a rule that if anyone actually ever uses them they get genocided

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Well, that's the rule now

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I for one welcome our new Landsraad overlords.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I dont.
        Fuck the great houses, fuck the golden lion throne and most importantly if all fuck the bene garden gnomeserit and their stupid fucking breeding programme
        Scattering 4 lyfe

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >guns are obsolete due to ~~*Holzmann fields*~~ goy
        >eat the worm shit goy
        >don't use lasers against globalists goy
        >the ~~*Kwizatch Haderach*~~ is your leader goy

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Buterlian Jihad when?

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I think Ukraine permanently fucked nuclear disarmament as a concept. Nobody is going to willingly drop nukes when one of the few countries that did it got invaded later.

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol said for the first time Wednesday that if North Korea’s nuclear threat grows, South Korea would consider building nuclear weapons of its own or ask the United States to redeploy them on the Korean Peninsula.
    This is three things.

    >if North Korean nuclear threat grows
    Kim knows a lot of his strategic deterrence comes not from his air force or army, but his nuclear weapons. South Korea has been under a credible nuclear threat since NK first got nukes. This is SK effectively stating that NK's nuclear capability, probably its close range ones (accuracy etc) has gotten too much and they want NK nuke development to slow down or stop.

    >Consider building nuclear weapons
    Later on he says this is the second option. SK does have this capability and if the US/Japan/China don't stop them they will be able to get nukes within a few years. This is basically stating that SK is capable of doing it, not that they will.

    >or ask the US to redeploy them
    And this is the core of the article. The US had nukes on the peninsula from (iirc) the late 1940s to 1991. Nukes on the Korean peninsula aren't new. The threat to reintroduce them is.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      (OP)

      If SK only tries it will become NK overnight. The US, China, Japan, Russia, EU and the whole world would sanction it to death and probably bomb it into submission like Serbia. The US has troops there and can react quickly. It will be the end of korean exports, of kpop and the death of the korean economy. Korea has 0 oil and gas so the country will collapse immediately. Without a military intervention to prevent it, SK becoming NK could push the Koreas to become allies (if NK doesn't nuke SK preemptively).

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Wrong, bitch. In your dreams.
        The West won't do shit. Just like they didn't do shit to Israel when they made their nukes.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Yes the US will bomb the shit out of the morons. Because with nukes they can't. Otherwise it would be a signal to the world that they can get WMDs like Saddam Hussein and get away with it. You saw what happened to Iraq (even though it was only a pretext) and now Iran. Countries that have nukes cannot be bombed by the US when they misbehave. That is a huge problem and would weaken US power in the world.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Nothing will happen. The sanctions on India and Pakistan for nuking up were minimal.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >they can get WMDs like Saddam Hussein
            But he never had WMDs.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            south korea is a top US trade partner, we arent bombing them.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          The west is garden gnomes so of course Israel got away with it, in fact it was agreed upon. You think glowmorons didn’t know?

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            South Korea is The West

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          The west is garden gnomes so of course Israel got away with it, in fact it was agreed upon. You think glowmorons didn’t know?

          >Israel

          Basically got their program from the French and successfully concealed it as a TeXtIlE fAcToRy, as both satellites and fourier-transform DSP tech to detect programs and testing were still being invented at the time. India and Pakistan both buried their enrichment programs under mountain ranges, and Best Korea endured a crippling famine in order to continue their program in the open.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        The US and West wouldn't care at all. no sanctions not even unkind words since it's recognized the have to counter the north. China and Japan would protest but similarly do nothing

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >If SK only tries it will become NK overnight. The US, China, Japan, Russia, EU and the whole world would sanction it to death and probably bomb it into submission like Serbia.
        Believe it or not developing nuclear weapons isn't against international law, there would be no basis for sanctions especially against a key security partner in Asia. What a delusional fucking post.

        Even thirdie shitholes like Pakistan received almost no consequences from developing nukes. Why? One it's not illegal, Two it was at the time a key US security partner.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >Even thirdie shitholes like Pakistan received almost no consequences from developing nukes.
          Wrong

          Outside of the West + Russia who developed theirs very early, there was active sabotage and assassination on nuclear scientists against Pakistan, China and India

          I bet Iran and North Korea have lost a ton of key nuclear people over the decades

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >, there was active sabotage and assassination on nuclear scientists
            As I said practically zero consequences for developing nukes.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        chink detected.
        France and India did basically the same thing. US can't openly support nuclearlization, even for a close ally but they can't start dropping allies, especially not one so geopolitically important.
        Enjoy even more nukes pointed at beijing, buggy.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        south Korea would simply arrest our troops there...and then watch their economy die.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      There is also the strategic calculus involved for NK. Given the tech disparity, SK could easily field significantly more, and more accurate, nuclear weapons integrated with existing systems dispersed across the entire peninsula along with anti-missile systems, making a NK first strike scenario unlikely to prevent mass nuclear retaliation.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Put B-61 carrying birds back on Zulu Alert. Good times.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I wonder if this is a signal to china to put a leash on the norks, obviously china would get pretty angry if nukes were were deployed in south korea

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I've heard China and North Korea is t a master slave and more boss/ dipshit employee that they can't fire for whatever reason. Technically they own NK using the purse and can generally direct them but the norks invariably do something retarded on their own and China can punish them but not fully control them.

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    All countries, firsties and thirdies found that without nukes they don't have a country.

    All thanks to Russia invading Ukraine.

    Pretty sure 80% of the firstie cunts can actually build a nuke even if America won't allow them.

    Then it will trickle down to thirdie cunts from SEA, Middle East and Latinx.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Latinx
      Maricon

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Shut up, Latinx.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It's more of a counterintelligence problem and you can bet the USA can listen to the phone conversations of every 3rd world country leader.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Brazil in the 80's was developing their own after somehow they managed to copy a W87 warhead.
      It got cancelled, but who knows really.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >All countries, firsties and thirdies found that without nukes they don't have a country.
      I think the bigger issue is that we've seen what an embarrassment Russia's military is, and the only reason they're actually a threat to NATO is their nukes. IE, we're at the point where investing in nukes is significantly cheaper and easier than investing in everything else militarily to earn the tile of being one of the top dogs like the US, and having a military beyond nukes is only for invading countries that don't have nukes rather than dealing with a near peer threat (who would also have nukes if you're a nuclear power).

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Every first world country with nuclear power can build a nuke or figure out how specifically do to do it in a relatively short time.
      The research exists and is publicly known, the details need to be worked out yourself, but they're not that difficult in the 21st century, because computers have come a long way.
      The actual issue is the production of materials and the handling of dangerous substances on a bulk scale and the large-scale access to Uranium. Which is why it requires nuclear power to begin with.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Thats why mutts should have immidiately sent nato troops in ukraine the very day russia invaded. Now every shithole wants their own nukes and only NATO is to blame, because their deals are worth shit. They disarmed a nuclear country promising it's integrity and now its getting invaded.
      Taiwan will get nukes, SK will get nukes, Poland will get nukes, Kasachstan will get nukes, Iran and garden gnomes already have nukes pretty much and so on

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Iran doesn't have nukes and neither will anyone else. Iran will be bombed to hell and invaded like Iraq. The Iran invasion was attempted by the neocons years ago there was a preparatory media campaign it was very close but it received a lot of pushback in the elite circles and europe that it was cancelled because everybody remembered the lies that lead up to the Iraq invasion. But it will happen so a nuclear Iran will never be allowed Iran will be invaded at some point.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Budapest Memorandum on Security Assurances

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Everyone aquiring nukes was inevitable. Technology has advanced so much that billionaires will be able to make them in their homes eventually.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          No, they will not be able to.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        It's actually russias fault for saying don't intervene or we nuke, if they accepted gentlemanly combat over colonial possessions then we would have obliterated them on day 1 but the nuclear genie would be in the bottle, now unfortunately their frankly unmanly conduct has doomed the third world to nuclear armeggeddon within the century.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >russias fault for saying don't intervene or we nuke
          Source?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I disagree. I don't think nukes will save Russia from defeat or collapse. No more than chemical weapons saved the Central Powers of WW1 or the Axis of WW2. Yes, chemicals were used but massive stockpiles weren't out of fear of retaliation. Same for nukes, they're not going to change a determined outcome, they're only going to make it far more punishing.
      NATOA could decide to push Russia conventionally and there is not a thing Putin could do. Even suggesting using nukes would mean facing them back, and no one wants that. Anyone who does would be forcefully and quickly silenced.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Latinx
      You're baiting with this right, only retards call them that

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >All thanks to Russia invading Ukraine.
      Nah. Libya proved it. Ukraine just underlines it. The Ukraine-Russia war should have made it clear to all that WMDs are mandatory to maintain sovereignty and territorial integrity. The Non-Proliferation treaty was already fairly meaningless when India and Pakistan were allowed to nuke up without much consequence but now it's basically dead.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      This is why US should team with Russia and clean this mess now. As American I am deeply worries about the future if nuclear weapons are allowed to spread much more further.

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >SK builds nukes
    >nukes Japan
    you just know

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      More like
      >SK builds nukes
      >Japan feels out and changes their constitution to allow them to build nukes
      >SK and Japan get into a nuclear arms races that eventually vastly outpaces nations like NK and China
      >SEA nations then get nervous and start considering nuclear arms as well

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        inb4 the vatniks start believing that this was Putin's plan all along to counter China

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    We should all have nukes!
    You get a nuke, you get a nuke.
    EVERYONE GETS A nuke!.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >everyone has nooks
      >no one declares war on each other because no one wants to get nook'd
      >world peace
      simple as

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Nobody declared war since 1945 though.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I declared war on your mother's ass.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      RECREATIONAL NUKES NOW

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >reignited
    >implying it was ever extinguished

  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >South Korea
    Man, I was trying to find something to watch on Netflix (bought 1 month already canceled) and saw picture related. I started watching it and it had bright colors, sword fights and wizards. It seemed warm, wholesome and light hearted. So I'm like 5 episodes in and realize nobody is fighting anymore and I'm on the edge of my seat trying to figure out of Mu Deok is going to fall in love with Jang Uk or her childhood crush Seo Yul. That's when it hit me. Mother fucking I'm hooked on a god damned soap opera. Fucking Koreans man but I kept watching because I had to know and that Jung So-min is really pretty. She looks like my grandmother when she was young except my grandmother wasn't Asian. So that's weird but whatever. I kept watching because of that and then season 1 ended and they replaced that actress and did bother dubbing it so now I'm into season 2 and I'm hooked but the hot girl I liked that looked like my grandmother is gone and I have to read subtitles.
    I have very mixed feeling about South Korea right now.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Its a good show, simple as.
      SK knows how to make wholesome shows and mix the proper amount of grim dark/humour into it. Never thought I would watch a show called My Shy Boss but its 2023 and here we are.
      >that Jung So-min is really pretty.
      Just be aware they switch the actress for the second part. It makes relative sense given the lore and she looks a bit like Mu Deok's actress, probably prettier by SK standards, but personal opinion I preferred the first actress a lot.
      Not all SK shows are the same tho. Some get really fucking dark. Black is the most depressing shit I've ever seen. Imagine a live action Bleach except the reapers throw kids off roof or organize to have toddlers killed by pedos because they were fated to die but somehow managed to dodge it.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I know anime fans hate live action but the live action Bleach movie on netflix is one that I loved. So, I'll check it out.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I'm warning you, I usually love dark shows but this one broke me. I have never been so horrified about how one fictional protagonist treats another fictional protagonist, and how fucking dark the twists got. By the 5th episode I was constantly getting angry at it so I fucking stopped. Maybe in the last part there's some twist that reveals how everything wasn't so fucking suicidal the whole time, and how the main character was actually a much better person, they very often do that in SK shows, but there was no indication of it coming...
          And its not so much a fighting show, despite being clearly a gender-bent Bleach (Rukia is the mortal who can see ghosts and reapers, Ichigo is the Reaper), Ichigo just straight up murders people or reapers or set them up to be murdered by someone else. Rukia's power drove her to try to hang herself during the first episode after watching her ex die and doing nothing to prevent it, but Ichigo possessed the dead body of her only friend to save her because he needs her power to track down an escaped reaper. He hates her because she's suicidal and all Reapers hate suicides but he's forced to act friendly and manipulate her, and she forces him to try and save people fated to die. The show becomes "how can Ichigo save those people in front of Rukia only to set up their murder again when she's not looking long enough to track down the escaped Reaper, at which point I'll reveal everything to Rukia and let her kill herself so I can torture her soul later on." I am not fucking exaggerating at all, its the fucking most depressing thing ever. Also Rukia's a cute and you wanna protect her.
          Otherwise there's The School Nurse Diaries which is a blast, especially at the start. That show is just fun. Hotel del Luna and Pop Up Mystic Bar are okay too if you want to scratch the supernatural drama with hot female lead itch, but its heavier on the drama side than the supernatural side.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I stopped watching Death note after less than a dozen episodes for similar reasons; Light Yagami just could not keep getting away with it

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I stopped watching Death note after less than a dozen episodes for similar reasons; Light Yagami just could not keep getting away with it

            Well I looked for this show on both Netflix and Amazon Prime; did not see it. I will not get to watch it.
            Also, I tend to multi-task a lot while watching shows. That makes subtitles very annoying even though I did watch through part 2 of Alchemy of Souls. I hated how much I liked it and I liked the silk dresses and gardens. The women's garden gnomeelry... I'm not a fag and I don't like soap operas. Fucking South Koreans are messing with my head anyway.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Its okay, you aren't as far deep as me, just finished 2135 (show about cute teen fencing competitions) and Hometown Cha-cha-cha (Upper class city dentist moves to small town and falls in love with the town's Golden Boy). I can't watch western media anymore, every time there's more than one ethnicity displayed at once on screen I start clenching fists.
              I don't know what it is about SK that does it either, I have tried watching Chinese and Japanese shows in the same veins as AoS or Kingdom or Mr Sunshine (btw that one is really fucking good, watch it). Both ended up repulsing me in different ways. Chinese actors looks like replicants, and by God is everyone fucking effeminate as fuck. Of course SK culture isn't that masculine, but there's usually one or two buffed manly character somewhere to offset everyone being in dresses and the silly hats.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                It's all good. I've loved Korean movies for a while and argued with some of my friends that they were good. My friends disagreed. This was years back. Then when Squid Games became the number 1 show in the world, I called each of those friends individually and shouted, "IN YOUR FACE BITCH!" A couple of them are no longer friends with me.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >dubbing
      Filthy casual
      (Mods this is important because ICMBs don't come dubbed).

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Yeah, I don't know how one would use anything else than subbed ICBMs, the dubbing one makes your ears bleed on every launch.

  12. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >South Korea now openly considering building nuclear weapons
    You know the very first thing they'll do with them is launch at Japan because Dokdo or some other butthurt

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Shit, they totally would. Japan was a total dick before we nuked them the second time.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        well, it gives us an excuse to nuke the koreas, both of them.

  13. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The real issue is that this would create a significant drive for a lot of countries to build their own. Nuclear proliferation is really problematic from a global balance of power standpoint and highly undesirable for the most part.
    If SK goes through with creating a national nuclear arsenal, there are multiple candidates to follow suit. And when the precedent is set, there is little diplomatic room to discourage proliferation.

  14. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >future foreign policy is now IMMA NOOK
    >MUH NOOK
    Kek

  15. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    They should because North Korea won't chill the fuck out. China brought this upon themselves, what did they think would happen?

  16. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >thedrive.com
    sure

  17. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Korea and Japan expect globohomo to get slapped down hard soon, so theyll nuke up out of necessity.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Korea and Japan expect globohomo to get slapped down hard soon
      Anon, you have seen what an extremely small number of western weapon systems has done to Russia. Why do you believe that there is anyone standing in the way of Western domination?
      The only empire that remains is the West.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        You have propagated globohomo propaganda. Korea and Japan aren't as dumb as you.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Korea and Japan are part of the West, Korea and Japan realized early which horse to bet on and they are all in. Or are you seriously advocating for a glorious Korean reunification under the wise leadership of the Kim family?

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Japan has already told globohomo to fuck off re the sanctions nonsense. Korea and nukes means they're in fuck off mode as well. As mentioned, they're not as dumb as you.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Excuse me?
              What are you talking about?

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                You gotta go back.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                No, tell me what you are talking about. Which sanctions nonsense did Japan tell "globohomo" to fuck off in regards to? Who is the "globohomo" and why is Japan not part of it?
                What about Korea? How are they different?
                Who are Japan and Korea, highly import-dependent island nations going to align themselves with if not "globohomo".
                Share your brilliant geopoltical analysis, please. I'd love to learn from you.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                No, you're stupid and swallow globohomo's lies, so are a lost cause. Educate yourself.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                So can you educate me or tell me where to do so?
                I told you that I am willing to learn.

                Teach me all about globohomo and how we should live under the based and trad Russian Empire. Or is that the Chinese Empire in your case?

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                No, you're stupid and swallow globohomo's lies. Best that you go back.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                what lies?
                Please be specific.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                You gotta go back.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                You are a loser.

                Through and through.....

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                You must go back.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous
              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Go back now.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              You gotta go back.

              meds

  18. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    damn
    I fucking hate yoon, but if he manages to get SK nukes then all is forgiven.

  19. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    LET'S FUCKING GOOOOOOOO

  20. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    NorKor ain't gonna like that. Mind, I'm not shedding any tears either way.

  21. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    God, leave it to the morons and the nips to derail any thread about the Koreas.
    Just glass the whole fucking continent already, Jesus.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      ching chong ling ling you fucking fag

  22. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >reignited
    Cold war never ended. That was the one thing Putin was 100% right on.

  23. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Cold war was restarted in 2013 when Obongo started antagonising russia for no reason.

  24. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    the cold war never ended retard

  25. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >now
    They did tried nuclear program in ~75'?

  26. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Nothing wrong with the 53 state catching up with the rest of the US.

  27. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Xi is probably pretty pissed at monke, gonna crack the whip even harder in the coming decade

  28. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >inb4 the South Koreans do something retarded like launch missiles over Japan or detonate a nuke in Japanese waters

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >losers: hurrah, further deterrence from china and north korea!
      >Korea: filthy nips…

  29. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Should give a few to Taiwan as well. Easiest way to resolve that BS without firing a shot. Drop a couple of soon-to-be-retired nuclear subs on them with a handful of older missiles and a few warheads and step back and see what happens.

    Should be fun.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      That is definitely an escalation. China won't stand for this!!

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