Scenerio.

Issue: times and increased voter attention to civil liberties leads to incrased popularity of liberal and socialist stances. Result, the right seeks to formulate a centrist position by linking themselves with the idiological center, those members of the business class that employ large numbers of people in manufacturing. Failing that, they fall back on the manufacture of weapons, often to excess, because weapons unify the right and the center in ways that are historically proven, although with alarming consequences. However, it never lasts long and very often, either to gather more funds or to maintain alliances (though usually some combination of the two), an offer of support is tendered towards foreign powers who are linked to the country in question (let’s just say it’s the US for the sake of argument).
The problem arises when that second power goes to war, which it will, as it now has the unconditional support of a country that has a massive arsenal and the need to use them for political purposes.
That said, consider the politics of asia, especially in light of the pending North Korean missile launch. COnsider the roles of China, Japan and the Koreas in future of the global market. Now consider their mutual hostility, ruthlessness, and one unifying factor: utter reliance on the west. They are, in every case, reliant on the west for one thing or another, usually money and often market support. So what happens when they go to war, which the first signs of are beginning to show?
The scenario described above is not intended as a description of contemporary events. It is a brief but accurate description of those events that directly precipitated the First World War, from which the Second World War and the modern political landscape were a direct product. We are now Germany. The Chinese (or perhaps the Japanese) are now our Austria. Kim Jong Il could very easily turn out to be our generation’s Serbian with a bomb.

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