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This post was edited by abcfirst at 2017-11-30 15:36|
IT is never good for another country to attain nuclear statehood, because it increases the risk of nuclear war by another factor. But, the fact that North Korea claims to have achieved it, forces everyone to reconsider its implications for the New World Order. It is simply shocking to think through its repercussions around the world, especially in Asia.
Japan's hidden understanding with President Theodore Roosevelt that in exchange for its abandoning support for the Philippine Revolutionary Army, America would support its expansion and annexation of Korea, culminating in Roosevelt's Nobel Peace Prize winning offer to mediate the peace between Japan and Russia, exactly under those terms in 1905, has come to an effective end as well. This understanding was the underlying cause of the subsequent conflict between Japan and America in 1941, when America's resistance to Japanese expansion into China was countered by Japan's negation of its complicit acceptance of Hawaii and the Philippines as part of US territory. It was reported in the NYT that a Japanese emissary recalled TR saying in effect: “All the Asiatic nations are now faced with the urgent necessity of adjusting themselves to the present age. Japan should be their natural leader in that process, and their protector during the transition stage, much as the United States assumed the leadership of the American continent many years ago, and by means of the Monroe Doctrine, preserved the Latin American nations from European interference. The future policy of Japan towards Asiatic countries should be similar to that of the United States towards their neighbors on the American continent.”
But TR was an Anglophile, and his views reflected those of the British Empire which helped trigger the Meiji Restoration of 1864. So, the next move to re-establish the Japanese model of Asian governance will fall once again on the shoulders of the British empire (or commonwealth). Otherwise, the New World Order, as envisioned with the Meiji Restoration of 1864, and the defeat of the Russian Fleet in 1904, would have come to naught. With the final defeat of the British-surrogate of Japan, Russia can now develop what Sir Halford John Mackinder called the "Geographical Pivot of History" (written coincidentally in 1904 also) that includes its vast Eastern territory in conjunction with China in what would become the competing Pivot of History. If Japan was initially sized up as the Achilles Heel of this so-called "Heartland of History", it proved to be too weak to influence its eventual development that has begun with North Korea's claim of nuclear statehood.
The geopolitical implications are enormous, not because of the potential destruction each could face, but because of the dynamics of economics, politics and military development around the Mackinder "Heartland of History", shielded by North Korean resurgence.
Theresa May's spat with Trump over his re-tweeting of anti-radical-islamic-terror, or rather his ignorance of the person who created the original tweet, is a stroke of destiny. Just when Britain needed its "international policeman" to beat up the new kid on the block, it insulted him to his face, that he was somehow a racist which he is not. How to convince Trump to do the unthinkable is going to be harder now that he has begun to rethink the "special relationship" that other US presidents felt for Britain, which seems not any deeper than a tweet in the 21st Century.