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CoreGap Review and Updates from the Wiki


In the last week we published the following analysis on our website:

1. Mubarak Steps Down - For Real
2. New US National Military Strategy Redirects from Middle East to East Asia
3. Droughts in Amazon and China
4. European Exchange Giant to Buy New York Stock Exchange

 

Our Egypt Simulation

We've released a brief video on the Egypt simulation in the wiki. Watch here.

 

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New Simulation - The Death of King Jong-Il

 

We have just launched our first open community simulation, where our analysts and subscribers explore a shock in the form of the sudden death of North Korean leader Kim Jong Il. Join our subscribers to engage in this live simulation, explore potential scenarios, aftershocks the various impacts of this event on countries' interests. You can then play the Prime Minister and plan potential strategies for the United States, China, South Korea and many more.

 

Current ruler Kim Jong-Il turns 70 this year and is allegedly battling pancreatic cancer (very low five-year survival rate) and diabetes, as well as the obvious lingering effects of a stroke that occurred in 2008.

Starting in mid-2009 and culminating in a special party event in the fall of 2010, Kim positioned his under-30 third son, Kim Jong-Eun as his clear successor, although it is widely believed that Kim Jong-Il's brother-in-law Chang Sung-Taek will play the role of regent for some indeterminate time.

North Korea's recent military aggressiveness (e.g., ship sinking, artillery barrage of disputed island) suggests a determined effort to speedily credentialize Kim Jong-Eun among the military leadership that now controls much of the government, economy, and - most importantly - mineral exports to, and humanitarian aid from, patron China. Kim Jong-Il was publicly groomed as "founding father" Kim Il-Sung's successor for roughly a decade-and-a-half, whereas Kim Jong-Eun will likely have had only a restricted public persona for 3-4 years at the time of his father's death.

When Kim Il-Sung died in 1994, Kim Jong-Il nonetheless was unable to fully claim leadership status until three years had passed.

This shock is still in progress, join today to participate, watch or ask questions.

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