Avoiding the Apocalypse: The Future of the Two Koreas
Institute for International Economics, 2000 - 431 pagine
On the Korean peninsula one of the greatest success stories of the postwar era confronts a famine-ridden-and possibly nuclear-armed-totalitarian state. The stakes are extraordinarily high for both North and South Korea and for countries such as the United States that have a direct stake in these affairs. This study, the most comprehensive volume to date on the subject, examines the current situation in the two Koreas in terms of three major crises: the nuclear confrontation between the United States and North Korea, the North Korean famine, and the South Korean financial crisis. The future of the peninsula is then explored under three alternative scenarios: successful reform in North Korea, collapse and absorption (as happened in Germany), and "muddling through" in which North Korea, supported by foreign powers, makes ad hoc, regime-preserving reforms that fall short of fundamental transformation.
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Initially this was set at 10 percent in January 1992 and subsequently raised to 12
percent in December 1994 , 15 percent in July 1995 , and 18 percent in April
1996. In June 1996 , the government announced a further phased opening that ...
This issue was raised by US envoy William Perry during his 1999 visit to
Pyongyang , during which a Japanese aid package of billions of dollars was
reputedly discussed . The Japanese government paid the South Korean
government $ 800 ...
Not content with raising rabbits , Kim Jong - il has begun urging his people to
raise goats , which are good at foraging on steep hillsides . 25. Reuters , 27 June
1995 . 26. See P. Kim ( 1999 ) for a description of system - fraying and coping ...
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