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tnstaec wrote

The Kim dynasty is falling apart under its own weight and self-destructive behavior. I give the current dictator another decade or so. As for what comes next, well... possibly a military bureaucracy would take over and reform the system to look more like China or Myanmar. Or maybe the regime would collapse entirely. In either scenario it becomes very likely that the North is reintegrated into the capitalist world order. I get the sense that if the North is "liberated" it will basically become an almost slavery level of capitalist exploitation by Southern companies. What little labor organzing even exists in the South will be torn apart by pro- and anti-"immigrant" in-fighting (as is usually the case around the world).

At least the Korean peninsula being nuked off the face of the planet is relatively less likely.