Remember the (shelved 'til 2012) Red Dawn remake that the studio decided needed to have the PRC replaced by North Korea, so's not to offend a major possible market? (Ponder that awhile).
Turns out there's another reason not to cast PRC in it: there aren't nearly enough nukes in the story to match the real thing.
Yes, while the U.S. and the Russians have been beating nuclear swords into useless, glow-y plowshares (at least we both got some nice booster rockets), China's been digging tunnels and stuffing nuclear-armed missiles into them. Um, just in case; why, they've even promised never to shoot first.
I think we should send Dick Lugar over there to give them a stern talking-to. I'm sure it will work. And if not, hey, at least he'll be over there.
Vernor Vinge, humanity sure could use Bobbles about now.
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