What I think about when I think about the Six Party Talks: that the three countries at the table who spend the most time staring at one another -- Japan, China and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea -- all have been ruled by the same party for the last 54 years (pax the Hosokawa-Hata interregnum)-- and in each case the origins and durability of the ruling party in a particular country can be traced to the events in and actions of the other two countries.
Is there another trio of mutually-reinforcing party governments like unto the LDP, CCP and Workers' Party of Korea triple monopoly-on-power?
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