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The Koreas Today Chapter 23, section 4. Even though they share a common history and culture, the two Koreas have very different governments and economies.

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1 The Koreas Today Chapter 23, section 4

2 Even though they share a common history and culture, the two Koreas have very different governments and economies.

3 Government North Korea Democratic People’s Republic of Korea Totalitarian state—controlled by communist party First ruled by Kim Il Sung- Ruled by Kim Jong Il 1994 -2011 Now ruled by Kim Jong Un Capital - Pyongyang

4 Kim Il Sung- Kim Jong Il Kim Jong Un

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6 Government South Korea Republic of Korea Republic-headed by a president and an assembly elected by the people Capital- Seoul

7 Bvxc President Park Geun-hye

8 Economy North Korea Command economy—gov. plans and decides what is produced; owns all land; controls all access to jobs Rich in mineral resources—creates machinery and military supplies—use out of date technology –poorer than S. Korea and Japan

9 North Korea economic activity

10 Economy South Korea US helped to create Business and gov. leaders work together Emphasis on manufacturing to export

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12 Issues and Challenges North Korea Isolated from the rest of the world because it deals with communist countries Closed its markets to foreign goods Not much land to farm Lacks technology Creates nuclear bombs Crowded cities Poor choices by government

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15 Issues and Challenges South Korea Some people feel government is corrupt Controlled by a few families Continued threat from N. Korea

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17 The Koreas at Night

18 What is one factor that supports reunification? What is one factor that hinders reunification?

19 What is the DMZ?


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