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    Will life in North Korea improve now that Kim Jong Il is dead?

    Will life in North Korea improve now that Kim Jong Il is dead?

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    Re: Will life in North Korea improve now that Kim Jong Il is dead?

    I don't even know what is sitting in wait behind him. Hard to say.
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    Re: Will life in North Korea improve now that Kim Jong Il is dead?

    Quote Originally Posted by Luna Tick View Post
    Will life in North Korea improve now that Kim Jong Il is dead?
    No. The military junta will still be in power.
    Also, we need to legalize recreational drugs and prostitution.

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    Re: Will life in North Korea improve now that Kim Jong Il is dead?

    Quote Originally Posted by WI Crippler View Post
    I don't even know what is sitting in wait behind him. Hard to say.
    Quote Originally Posted by samsmart View Post
    No. The military junta will still be in power.
    I think the answer is no and based somewhere between both of these statements. We don't know what follows but I seriously doubt life will get better with the current power structure.
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    Re: Will life in North Korea improve now that Kim Jong Il is dead?

    Quote Originally Posted by Luna Tick View Post
    Will life in North Korea improve now that Kim Jong Il is dead?
    It depends on your perceptions of good and evil.

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    Re: Will life in North Korea improve now that Kim Jong Il is dead?

    Probably not
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    Re: Will life in North Korea improve now that Kim Jong Il is dead?

    Something I heard was that China has much more influence over N. Korea than they're letting on, but they'd rather continue supporting N. Korea than have a unified Korea based in Seoul that is influenced more by the U.S. and/or Japan than by China.

    So, no, things won't get better.
    Also, we need to legalize recreational drugs and prostitution.

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    Re: Will life in North Korea improve now that Kim Jong Il is dead?

    Press reports coming out of North Korea are that his third son, Kim Jong-un has succeeded the Supreme Leader. Jong-un received a Western education and is 28-years old. Not much is known about him. Whether he can weather internal power struggles or his reign is any more enlightened than his father's or grandfather's remains to be seen. Asian markets dropped because of the uncertainty how this will impact the region. Pyongyang is one area of the globe in which Western intelligence is sorely lacking, especially considering its nuclear capabilities. Time will tell whether or not new leadership will result in a more conciliatory approach toward the West.

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    Re: Will life in North Korea improve now that Kim Jong Il is dead?

    Doubtful, the best we can probably hope for is a less cruel dictator. Very sad.
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    Re: Will life in North Korea improve now that Kim Jong Il is dead?

    what they have now is a 20 something year old with a nuclear bomb

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