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7 hours ago, pilight said:

North Korea is a regional threat at best.  They're certainly not a world player.

Dismissing the North Korea issue as "purely regional" shows you haven't learned the lessons of history. The conflict and consternation between the Kingdoms of Serbia and Montenegro and groups like the Black Hand and Young Serbia vs. the Dual Monarchy of Austria-Hungary over the latter's unilateral annexation of Bosnia and Herzegovina in 1878 was also viewed as a purely regional dispute for several decades. However, when Archduke Franz Ferdinand, the heir to the Habsburg Austro-Hungarian throne, and his wife Sophie were assassinated by the 19-year-old student Gavrilo Princip, who had ties to both the Black Hand and Young Serbia, and was alleged to have ties to and support from Serbia and Montenegro's governments, on June 28, 1914, this "regional conflict," because of the arrayed interests, alliance, and new leaders of many of the Great Powers of the world at the time, quickly escalated into a conflict that forever changed the way war was fought and war was views and whose very peace settlement laid the foundations and ripe earth for WW2...

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