I'd argue that the US, UK and UN forces intervention in Korea in the 50's is a classic reason why we shouldn't get involved in other peoples civil wars and politics. That conflict is still on going and unresolved and can flare up at anytime, as the last few months has proved with north Korea threatening all out war with the south and it's allies and the US has sworn to protect and go to war for south Korea. Korea and Vietnam are/where just proxy wars between the "west" and china and the soviet union(as was), millions die and even more are displaced and for what? So that the US and UK arms manufacturers can make huge profits.
No, so that South Koreans can live in a first world democracy with human rights rather than starving to death by the millions in a totalitarian hellhole like North Korea.
North Korea like to sabre rattle when China threatens to cut off their aid. South Korea is their favourite victim but they are more than capable of targetting Japan; and would certainly do if North Korea controlled the entire Korean peninsula.
Still they aren't a "client state" so all's well.
Edited by Northern Sol, 29 June 2013 - 11:36 AM.