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It's all over the news now that North and South Korea are in a "STATE OF WAR"

This is just great , will I ever get my car now.

I know its probably terrifying for those living in South Korea but if that teenager who is a leader harms my unborn car I'll support any sanctions against him including making him sit on the naughty step.

He does does look like Macauley Culikin in every photoshoot surrounded by pensioners.

On a serious note is this going to have a serious effect or will South Korea carry on business as usual?
 

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Life goes on as they say.
It may well be that Vauxhall and other car makes (and indeed other goods producers) may in time move production away from the Korean penninsular and back to Europe, however that is not a forgone conclusion. Much depends on whether those in power believe the rhetoric that comes out of North Korea. Don't forget that the North Koreans don't really know what goes on in the real world. Few have any form of Internet as the are kept in dark by their political masters (the young kid and his father before him).
If it was just the North Koreans and they attacked the Americans they could just take them out. That is unlikely however because whatever happens the Americans would have to take into account the Russians and even more so the Chinese.
Dangerous times at the moment though. Edited by: Mokkadna
 

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Well hopefully he'll listen to China and get off his high horse
 

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Haven't they technically been at war for years? Beefing up the rhetoric is normally down to: it's expected when both are doing manoeuvres, he's trying to get something or he's trying to unite his people.
 

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I just hope GM dont use it as an excuse to delay delivery even further.

The sooner they move production to a more stable part of the world the better.
 

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North Korea is always trying to ratchet up tensions - they are the last hard line socialist/communist regime left and they're terrified their people will find them (their leaders) out. Even China looks relatively benign compared with North Korea. The state of war between them is permanent since the Korean War, as only an armistice was declared, so technically they are still at war. North Korean leaders are as hypocritical as one can get - threatening the west and the world in general while relying on international food aid to prevent their people starving.

If North Korea started any sort of attack they would suffer terribly from any response. They may have numerical superiority, but that's all. I can't see the Chinese letting things get too hot as they rely on trade with the rest of the world for a great part of their wealth.

Keep the Hyundai/Kia/Buick/Vauxhall/Opel production where it is until it makes some sort of economic sense to move elsewhere. There's some high quality workmanship coming out of South Korea - probably better than a lot of other so called premium manufacturers.

Here endeth todays lesson
 
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