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    Steps to Take to Demilitarize The South China Sea

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    DISEC_Bhutan

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    Steps to Take to Demilitarize The South China Sea

    Post by DISEC_Bhutan on Fri May 16, 2014 6:32 pm

    In order to understand how to demilitarize a zone, one must understand what military presences remain there in total. Some names have been mentioned, but let us review.
    We see the Paracel Islands, which are currently being disputed by (People’s Republic of China), Taiwan (Republic of China) and Vietnam.
    The Spratly Islands though, are a much different case. Six different countries have added their own claims over the 51 islands. China, Taiwan and Vietnam have gone ahead and said that they own the entire area, while Philippines, Malaysia and Brunei have claimed specific islands. With the Exception of Brunei, the other five countries have also had the audacity to build military outposts on the islands. Now, in total, over the South China sea, we see China, Taiwan, and Vietnam trying to claim everything. Philippines, Malaysia and Brunei are trying to claim only specific islands, which were chosen by their proximity to their respective countries and their resources. So, the first step? Well, in world war 1, we had the Treaty of Versailles. Now, this treaty simply limited the amount of military each country could have. So instead of eradicating all the military presences at once, we equalize the military presences, and therefore deflate the current tension. After that we can discuss and major steps to be taken to eradicate all military presence.


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    Re: Steps to Take to Demilitarize The South China Sea

    Post by DISEC_Philippines on Fri May 16, 2014 6:38 pm

    No, because full demilitarization is needed to fully defuse the increasing tensions in the regions rather than just limiting the amount of military in these disputed territories.

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    Re: Steps to Take to Demilitarize The South China Sea

    Post by DISEC_Bhutan on Fri May 16, 2014 6:40 pm

    Of course. We have specifically stated that those major steps will be taken, but first we need time, and we need to diffuse the current situation.

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    Re: Steps to Take to Demilitarize The South China Sea

    Post by DISEC_Bhutan on Fri May 16, 2014 6:41 pm

    Look at the bottom of the first post, and you will see my point.

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    Re: Steps to Take to Demilitarize The South China Sea

    Post by DISEC_Philippines on Fri May 16, 2014 6:44 pm

    Why equalize now when we can remove all forces now, thereby deescalating the situation even more than having any military forces at all?

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    Re: Steps to Take to Demilitarize The South China Sea

    Post by DISEC_Bhutan on Fri May 16, 2014 6:45 pm

    Hey, if you can tell us a Specific solution (like I have) to TOTALLY demilitarize the zone, then go ahead and post it.

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    Re: Steps to Take to Demilitarize The South China Sea

    Post by DISEC_Philippines on Fri May 16, 2014 6:49 pm

    All nations involved in the disputes are to simultaneously commence a gradual withdrawal of troops in disputed regions.

    Easy as that. All military hardware needs to be taken back to each nations' respective lands, and all built bases abandoned until the firm fate of all of these islands have been agreed upon by all parties involved (possibly made by a decision of the ICJ)

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    Re: Steps to Take to Demilitarize The South China Sea

    Post by DISEC_Bhutan on Fri May 16, 2014 6:53 pm

    But, the fact is, that if the solution was thaaat easy...well...
    Also, China won't agree
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    Re: Steps to Take to Demilitarize The South China Sea

    Post by DISEC_Cuba on Fri May 16, 2014 7:39 pm

    A good compromise would be to retreat all forces to the contiguous zone, pending a resolution

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    Re: Steps to Take to Demilitarize The South China Sea

    Post by DISEC_Philippines on Fri May 16, 2014 7:40 pm

    But its practically the same as retreating all forces, no?

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    Re: Steps to Take to Demilitarize The South China Sea

    Post by DISEC_Bhutan on Fri May 16, 2014 7:40 pm

    But who will take out their forces first? They will be scared of retaliation.

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    Re: Steps to Take to Demilitarize The South China Sea

    Post by DISEC_Philippines on Fri May 16, 2014 7:44 pm

    Everyone at the same time

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    Re: Steps to Take to Demilitarize The South China Sea

    Post by DISEC_Bhutan on Fri May 16, 2014 7:47 pm

    No one will agree unless ICJ says so, but that is still being debated. This is getting old.

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