Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Thanks to the article by Bruce Walker at American Thinker and the tip from Mann we have a possible solution to the Korean crisis?? Of which China is the key?
Image courtesy Jaume Ollé.
"Make North Korea a Chinese Protectorate"
NOT totally 100 % so a protectorate as textbook defined but close.
"The system of protectorates seems archaic and a throwback to 19th-century imperialism, but in fact, protectorates work. The client state (the state over which a protectorate is made) gets the protection of a great power, the great power gains influence and control, and the rest of the world has a more responsible nation superintend the actions of a smaller, potentially rogue nation."
NORTH KOREA RETAINS AN AUTONOMOUS STATUS AS AN INDEPENDENT NATION BUT WITH CHINA RESPONSIBLE FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS AND DEFENSE. SOME MILITARY CAPABILITY STILL RETAINED BY THE NORTH BUT SEVERELY CONSTRAINED.
From the wiki the protectorate as defined:
"A protectorate, in its inception adopted by modern international law, is a dependent territory that has been granted local autonomy and some independence while still retaining the suzerainty of a greater sovereign state. In exchange for this, the protectorate usually accepts specified obligations, which may vary greatly, depending on the real nature of their relationship. Therefore, a protectorate remains an autonomous part of a sovereign state. They are different from colonies as they have local rulers and people ruling over the territory and experience rare cases of immigration of settlers from the country it has suzerainty of. However, a state which remains under the protection of another state but still retains independence is known as a protected state and is different from protectorates."
A whole lot of pressure and concessions will have to be exerted on Kim to make him bite.
THE MAN WILL HAVE TO RELINQUISH POWER IN A SUBSTANTIAL MANNER. THE MILITARY CAPACITY OF THE NORTH DECREASED IN A MAJOR WAY!
Honestly, the protectorate proposal is about as good as any other I have heard. Korea historically has been a protectorate of China during the Joseon period.
Devoted readers to the blog can suggest a better solution to the Korean crisis?