Cold War Border Conflicts
I think we have room for an interesting flashpoint here,
If I understand correctly that Japan is ruled by a corporatist right-wing government in the Cold War and friendly with West than surely there will be border conflicts on the border with Japanese China but perhaps more specifically with Japan proper (because Korea is part of Japan at this time). I could imagine that one Korean group or another trying to move over the border (I guess South, but I am not sure, maybe north too) and that there could be border wall built on the Yalu River similar to the OTL DMZ zone.
What do you think?
- I'm still debating as to how Japan would be structured during the Cold War. I'd also say Japan being "friendly with the West" is up for debate (more so doing their own thing outside the East/West divide).
- As for a border crisis existing between Korea and Manchuria, I totally see this happening. Manchuria would actually have a Korean ASSR along the border, and I could see many Korean communists (such as the Kims) stoking tensions. I don't believe anything like the DMZ would exist, but definitionally something like another Iron Curtain. -- NuclearVacuum 15:25, April 4, 2019 (UTC)
This could be a whole new nuclear crisis, Perhaps however a good guiding point would be the real border clashes that took place along the Amur River from 1868-1972 I would rather not copy and paste real history directly but this kinda event placed on the Yalu seems possible
I do see that Japan might not be friends with the west, perhaps they might be hostile with both sides.
The most interesting aspect of this, does seem to be the Korean divide, as much of the conflict would be ethnic Koreans shooting at each other. Perhaps Japanese fears of a Pro Soviet Korean rebellion would make matters worse however Kim Ill Sung might also have a chance to influence Korea at the end of the Cold War when Japan does decline.