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  • North Korea And South Korea
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    This article deals with the United States and its attempts to deal with the dangerous matters of North Korea. Some of the problems that were brought up in this article were North Korea's plan to restart a plutonium based nuclear program at Yongbyon, North Korea's plan to build a new highly enriched uranium (HEU) nuclear program, and the tension that emerged between the United States and South Korea. Even though many problems were occurring, there were some positive things that were happening at ...
  • Economic Development Of South Korea
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    Korea What distinguishing factors help explain the rapid economic growth experienced by the South Korean economy over the past four decades? As the South Korean economy has reached a more mature stage of its economic growth, what are the evolving challenges it has had to face? What are its prospects of continued economic success in the increasingly globalized world economy? The rapid growth and development in the newly industrializing economies (NIE's) in recent decades has been nothing short of...
  • Population Of South Korea
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    South Korea Stefan Albrecht South Korea, officially known as the Republic of Korea, country in northeastern Asia that occupies the southern portion of the Korean Peninsula. South Korea is bounded on the north by North Korea; on the east by the Sea of Japan; on the southeast and south by the Korea Strait, which separates it from Japan; and on the west by the Yellow Sea. It has a total area of about 38,023 sq. mi., including numerous offshore islands in the south and west, the largest of which is ...
  • North Korean Invasion
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    In 1949, Congress dragged its feet in considering a $150 million dollar aid bill to South Korea. Syngman Rhee had so often talked about invading North Korea that US leaders feared giving him too much in the way of weapons. For this reason, South Korea was sent only rifles, bazookas, and light artillery; tanks an airplanes were held back. Also by 1949, most of the US military had moved out. Only 500 advisors, known as KMA G (the Korean Military Advisory Group) remained in South Korea, under the c...
  • North Korea's Political System
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    Research Essay: North Korea and South Korea Throughout the history of politics, our societies have encountered a large variety of different political and governing systems. From systems in which idealists introduced to our world, believing that they are capable of letting the world function and operate in a more efficient manner came two of the most popular political ideologies that most would recognize. They are known as democracy and communism. Even now during the twenty-first century, issues ...
  • South Korea's Industrial Structure
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    HistoryKorea's original name, Choson, Meant "land of the morning calm". The country's history has been shaped by frequent invasions from its neighbors. Korean history is divided into three main periods: the sill a (668-935), Koryo (935-1392), and Yi (1392-1910) dynasties. The name "Korea" is derived from the middle dynasty of Koryo. Foreign influence-direct and indirect-occurred throughout these dynasties. All of Korea's foreign overlords-Mongolian, Chinese, and Japanese instituted a closed-door...
  • President Of The Korean Democratic Party
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    South Korean politician who became a prominent opposition leader during the tenure of President Park Chung Hee. In 1997 he became the first opposition leader to win election to his country's presidency. Kim was the son of a farmer, and he graduated from the Mokp'o School of Commerce at the top of his class in 1943. He began working as a clerk in a Japanese-owned company and in 1945 took over the company, eventually becoming a wealthy businessman. During the Korean War he was captured by the comm...
  • Power Parity 865 Billion Gdp
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    Economy - overview As one of the Four Tigers of East Asia, South Korea has achieved an incredible record of growth. Three decades ago GDP per capita was comparable with levels in the poorer countries of Africa and Asia. Today its GDP per capita is seven times India's, 17 times North Korea's, and comparable to the lesser economies of the European Union. This success through the late 1980's was achieved by a system of close government / business ties, including directed credit, import restrictions...
  • North Koreas Tanks
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    The Korean War or the forgotten war was fought from 1950 until 1953 and pitted the United States, South Korea and their UN allies against North Korea and the Chinese Communists. Cold injuries including frostbite and immersion (trench) foot constituted a major medical problem for U.S. service personnel during the Korean War. Veterans of the war are recognized as having suffered especially high rates of severe cold injuries. Cold accounted for 16% of Army no battle injuries requiring admission and...
  • Difference Between North And South Korea
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    The disparities between the world's richest and poorest nations are wider than ever. Northern countries exponentially become more affluent while the Southern states continue to suffer and economically decline. Politically, Southern countries are much more unstable than the countries in the North and are often faced with internal war, starvation, and oppression. These countries, if endowed with the right institutions, would unquestionably have stronger economies and be more politically secure. Fu...
  • North And South Regimes Of Korea
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    What forces and factors led to the division of Korea in 1945, and how have they affected the political development of the two divided states? Introduction Korea was a unified country for 13 centuries from the mid-7th century until the year 1945 when it became an early victim of the Cold War and got tragically divided into two countries. The Republic of Korea in the South and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) in the North have since developed into two very different countries. The ...

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