Tag Archives: South Korea

How North Korea Fell Behind South Korea, Part 2

It seems that there were three main events that caused North Korea’s economic decline: juche, the end of Soviet aid, and the incompetence of Kim Jong-Il. Continue reading

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How North Korea Fell Behind South Korea, Part 1

The story of the two Koreas is a common American tale amongst the educated classes. Continue reading

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The Gender Imbalance in People Fleeing North Korea

In the past decade an interesting phenomenon has occurred in South Korea: a small but steady flow of refugees from the northern end of the peninsula. Continue reading

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