An Idea So Crazy It Just Might Be True

I was reading this article by Steve Tsang and this sentence gob-smacked me:

"...a united Korea will have inherited the North’s nuclear weapons."

Holy shamoley, sez I to mesef, what if that's been NK's game all along?  Their nukes aren't a threat, they're an inducement!
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Draw a 500 mile semi-circle from Seoul and you have elements of 5 of the largest military forces on Earth[1] plus Japan as an extra added attraction.
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Of those 5 military forces, four pack nuclear heat.  Only South Korea is left out in the conventional cold.
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The US and South Korea are BFFs, but BFFs don't let BFFs acquire nuclear weapons if they can put a stop to it.  South Korea has no nuclear weapon program b/c they're "protected" by the US nuclear arsenal.[2]
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We would put a stop to any South Korean effort to acquire nukes.
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But what if North Korea's objective was to make themselves a ripe partner for peaceful reunification by having a couple of dozen nukes that they'd share with their cousins to the south...once trade and money starts flowing north, of course?
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All of a sudden South Korea becomes a nuclear playa & their BFF the US of A can't say diddly 'bout it.

 

BFFs are BFFs, but family is family.  And the Koreans are family.

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[1]  South Korea, North Korea, US military stationed in South Korea, China, and Russia for those of you who flunked geography.
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[2]  i.e., after they get nuked we'll nuke whoever did it.

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