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What is the meaning of the sentences with the expression: "if he were to"? Thanks.
"Speculation on the succession intensified after the 68-year-old Kim suffered a reported stroke in 2008, with Kim's apparently falling health prompting concerns about instability and a possible power struggle in the nuclear-armed country if he were to die without anointing a successor."
"North Korea agreed to release Gomes if Carter were to come to bring him home."
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