HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » General Discussion (Forum) » Help me out here. What w...

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 09:30 AM

Help me out here. What was the basis for 45 saying Korea used to be a part of China?

What did I miss? Few people seem to be embarrassed or worried about this statement.

I am appalled but think I missed a major history lesson. Did I?

12 replies, 1012 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread

Response to nikibatts (Original post)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 09:34 AM

1. The president of "Gyyynaaa" gave him a 10 minute history lesson.

it's all good now./sarc

It got a couple headlines.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to nikibatts (Original post)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 09:35 AM

2. Maybe he's right: Pangea!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to FSogol (Reply #2)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 09:48 AM

8. So China was once a part of Korea, then. Why didn't any of us see this before?


I'm always right. When I'm wrong I admit it.
So then I'm right about being wrong.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to nikibatts (Original post)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 09:36 AM

3. the king of ignorance declared it so!!!!!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to nikibatts (Original post)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 09:37 AM

4. the president of China told him that.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to nikibatts (Original post)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 09:42 AM

5. Simple. He's so dumb that he thinks everybody is dumber...

Therefore he can just make shit up, say it, everyone of us dummies will believe it, and then it will be true.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to nikibatts (Original post)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 09:45 AM

6. He's a moron.

And speaks without thinking.

I don't know that there is a "China wants to take over Korea" thing going on. From what I've seen, they are mocking him in China, too.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to nikibatts (Original post)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 09:47 AM

7. It was "part of China" when the Mongols conquered both China & Korea

and made them one country.

A really nasty historical reference, if that's what he meant.

I really wouldn't have expected him to be that up on Asian history, to be honest.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to nikibatts (Original post)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 09:50 AM

9. He misunderstood what he was told (surprise!)

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/fact-checker/wp/2017/04/19/trumps-claim-that-korea-actually-used-to-be-a-part-of-china/?utm_term=.d1e2812cd05c
The Pinocchio Test

Were not going to rate Trumps claim, since its unclear whether Trump was actually quoting Xi or instead misunderstood what he was told. But his flippant reference to the Chinese-centric version of Sino-Korean relations was careless, at best.

If Trump was actually referring to the tributary system between Korea and China, then he left out a significant amount of context that distorted the relationship between them. Korea and China have long been intertwined, geopolitically and culturally. But Korea, or even Goguryeo, was not a spinoff of China, as he made it seem.

Korea has its own unique roots and history. It would be worthwhile for the president to get his history lesson from Korean experts, perhaps at the State Department, rather than potentially self-serving accounts from foreign leaders.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to nikibatts (Original post)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 10:03 AM

10. Goguryeo controversies?

Last edited Fri Apr 21, 2017, 10:48 AM - Edit history (2)

I wouldn't spend too much time looking for rational bases for anything Trump says. Searching for unicorns is as likely to be successful, and you'll encounter nicer, more interesting people along the way.

That said, I found this the following Wikipedia article interesting.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goguryeo_controversies

The Goguryeo controversies are disputes between China and South Korea on the history of Goguryeo, an ancient kingdom (37 BC 668 AD) located in present-day Northeast China and two thirds of the Korean Peninsula. At the heart of the Goguryeo controversy is whether Goguryeo is a part of Chinese history exclusively, Korean history exclusively, separate from both, or shared by all.
...

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink



Response to nikibatts (Original post)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 10:44 AM

12. Simple. Those people all look the same to him. They must all have been one country

at some point.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread