What Would Happen if a Missile Really Went for Hawaii?


By John Liu | USA

As morning came to Hawaii on January 13, 2018, an alert as noted to the user of the cell phone that a ballistic missile is going to hit Hawaii. Panic struck across the state as the residents of Hawaii went to shelters and the highways filled with cars. It will take a missile from North Korea to hit Hawaii in a little over 30 minutes, so the panic is real. But 38 minutes later, a second notification popped to state that it was a false alarm and there will not be a missile striking Hawaii. David Ige, the governor of Hawaii, stated that an employee pushed the wrong button and said they signaled out the second notification 38 minutes later due to the fact that they needed to confirm it is not a threat. But still, people are mad at this false alarm as many thought they are going to die and how someone can screw up the job to put an alarm that caused so much panic.

This is not the first time it happened. In 1983, the peak of the Cold War, a computer alarm alerted the Soviet Union that a missile was approaching them from the US. Panic erupted, but a lieutenant colonel named  Stanislav Petrov stated that it must be a computer glitch as it has glitch before. Sure enough, it was a glitch and the computer was fixed in time. If Petrov did not point this out, we would have a full-on nuclear war.

But what happens if North Korea did send the missile to Hawaii? What is the outcome? What is the response? Who is going to aid North Korea after launching the missile?

If North Korea did send a missile to Hawaii, we would have anti-ballistic missiles to shoot down the intended missiles. There is a problem though, it is not accurate all the time and might miss fire. At least that is not going to be a problem right now as the North Korean does not really have a fully functional ICBM (Intercontinental Ballistic Missile). One of them actually hit a city near the capital, Pyongyang.

If Hawaii did get hit with a missile by North Korea, the UN and the US will declare war on North Korea. For North Koreans, it will seem like a victory as they bombed “US Imperialism” and that communism will always win, but they are going to be running out of luck as almost every country will attack North Korea for its action of destroying Hawaii.

If you think China is going to help North Korea, you would be absolutely wrong. China is going to want the land that North Korea has to broaden the trading ports in China. Also, they will take severe causalities if they fought along with the North Koreans as they are going to be the only ally of North Korea. Finally, it will hurt China economically, nations will ban any trade with China if it sided with North Korea, it will probably turn into North Korea if they fought along with North Korea.

In the end, North Korea will not nuke the US as it will end the regime of the Kim family along with the fact that it is not getting any allies to help them. But that is not to say they will never attack America, it is just the matter of time.

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