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Should South Korea be allowed to become a world power?

  • South Korea is superpower already...(Kind of)

    South Korea is a very successful nation in military, economy, security, democracy, and culture. South Korea is capable of being a far stronger power if some of the bans limited South Korea is lifted. Ex: nuclear weapon ban, bio/chemical weapon ban (although South Korea already has a ton of bio/chemical weapons), long ranged missile ban...Etc. You name it. I think everyone wants North Korea to be reunited with South so they don't cause trouble. In order for that to happen, South needs to be a superpower. The government already announced that it costs $500 BILLION dollars to reunite and bring up North Korea to standard economy. South has $1.7 TRILLION, but $500 BILLION is still a lot. Anyway, some parts of South Korea already exceeds expectations and became #1 in the WORLD. So why bother keeping this good old fine nation to secondary, satellite nation of USA and NATO.

  • Korea is getting there already just need a small push

    Regardless of negatives, what country doesn't, in many of the important aspects Korea is pretty close to becoming a world power already. It's military, economy, infrastructure, judicial system, and etc are already top level. Social issues are rampant and needs further adjustment, but I am sure it will improve. For those who do not agree, I respect your view.

  • The people are passionate hopeful and strong.

    Koreans are all passionate. It has traveled through their vanes and bloods since ancient times. They are like hianas, if they see their food they will not give up. It wont be exaturating if we say that the people brough korea to a rising nation of the world. In the 90s korea was bankrupt. Korea had to borrow money from IFC or everything they have achieved will have turned into ashes. The people of korea sold their jewellery to ths government to pay the debt to IFC. It was astonishing, korea was the fastest country to pay their debt so quickly. It was all thanks to the sacrifice of the people.

  • South Korea can be a leading example of economic growth

    At the end of the Korean war, the nation was split into two, the North and the South. The North received aid from the Soviet Union which allowed it's people to at least start with something after the end of the war. South Korea however, although they received aid as well from its Allies, it was only minimal. South Korea was considered one of the POOREST country on Earth. However in just a little more than half a century, the nation that was considered to be "third-world" is now an economic powerhouse. Samsung, LG, Hyundai, Kia, KAL, is all Korean founded companies in which now they are an international economic powerhouses in their respective productions. In short, South Korea had one of the worst economies on the planet few decades ago and in a surreal amount of time of 60 years the nation is now one of the best economic powers. I cannot emphasize and repeat enough on what an achievement that is. Also to mention, many business sources states that South Korea will achieve a spot in the top 4 economies by 2050. From an almost non existent economy to a nation that will be in the top 4 of the world in less than a century proves that something is being done right. Yes I do believe South Korea most definitely should be allowed to become a world power.

  • Yes, to inspire all Altaic,-Turkish-Mongolian-indigenous Siberians.

    South Korea is a shining Gem in North East Asia. South Korean success in music, finance, its various industries, its culinary traditions, and the ability to revive what seemed to be its dying language after WWII is an inspiration to the indigenous people of Heilongjiang, Inner Mongolia of China, Mongolia, Korea, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Yakutsk (Saha Republic), and other indigenous Siberians of Russia. The Korean wave can inspire many of these above mentioned groups in looking onto to Korea as an Altaic brother in preserving their language and customs.

  • Korea is great

    For someone that in 50 years succeeded to become one of the most powerful countries in the world, without interfering in other countries in order to take advantage of their poverty and use their resources, means they do something right. They are hard working, know the value of a good education, are respectful, and friendly.

  • They deserve to become World Power because they have worked hard to become the inspiration nation.

    Since the 1997 when South Korea faced bankruptcy, they stood up together to bring out the country from the worst economy. Now South Korea has best one of the leading Companies like Samsung, LG, KIA and Hyundai. According to the Bloomberg survey Korea is the most innovator country in the world. Their innovations which force us to think "What will be the Next Technology will they introduce". South Korea proved their potential to be in the list of World Power after entering into G20. Though they have some social problems due to increase in competition in jobs but they are determine to work together to be the successful nation and they proved it. Look the history when the Korean War broke out, they had nothing to survive but they did survive with their determination and self-respect. Many of my people argue me that South Korea is the puppet of USA and I argue with them by saying that we cant neglect the relations with any country especially USA. At least they dont do proxy wars as we are doing (referring to Pakistan and other Islamic States). If they are puppet Of USA then they would not become as successful country as they are now today.

  • South Korea deserves to become the 8th powerhouse.

    When Korea was collapsed into the dark ages twice (Japanese annexation from 1910 to 1945, and The Korean War from 1950 to 1953), the two Koreas were split into half: North Korea and South Korea, which dropped the hopes of Koreans even more. While the North became a communist state that was entirely spoon-fed by the Soviets until 1991, the South were all ashes and nothing was left, while the Americans gave a minute aid that wasn't even enough to keep the nation stable. Their GDP was back in the 1950's only $65, while the North got $3,500 from the beginning. Unemployed people made up almost the entire population of the South, and there really wasn't any hope for them to escape from their identity of a Third World nation- they plunged to become the world's poorest country- poorer than most of Africa, Southeast Asia, Central America, and the Middle East.

    The South however, did not give up. They knew hardships were coming, and they just went for it: They built their foundation from scratch, and started to build up their economy from dirt. They however, worked SUPER hard that their economy were being pulled with great power- as their GDP became $200 in the 1960's, they began producing Coca-Cola Glass Bottles and cars that were made from steel barrels (Today, it's known as Hyundai and Kia). In the 1970's, they began making metals (Now known as Posco), and their GDP touches $1,000. Climbing up more, in the 1980's, it was $5,000. As the South hosted the 1988 Summer Olympics as the second Asian nation, it reached the GDP of $6,000.: 1995 was the peak for the 20th Century: $10,500. That was more than North Korea, which the Soviets ceased existence and North's economy declined instead to $1,500. After passing the IMF (Which ended under a year) and the 2000's, the GDP currently touches $30,000. In just a few decades, they soared from the world's poorest country to the world's 11th most economically powerful nation of the world. The North, however, is just staying the same.

    With this proud history of the small nation, South Korea is extremely responsible for their own people, and definitely deserves a title for it. In fact, experts predict that South Korea's economy has yet reached the ultimate peak STILL, and by 2050, it's GDP would reach $115,000, which would make it the 2nd most richest country in the world, passing every country's economy except for Luxembourg.

  • South Korea deserves to become the 8th powerhouse.

    When Korea was collapsed into the dark ages twice (Japanese annexation from 1910 to 1945, and The Korean War from 1950 to 1953), the two Koreas were split into half: North Korea and South Korea, which dropped the hopes of Koreans even more. While the North became a communist state that was entirely spoon-fed by the Soviets until 1991, the South were all ashes and nothing was left, while the Americans gave a minute aid that wasn't even enough to keep the nation stable. Their GDP was back in the 1950's only $65, while the North got $3,500 from the beginning. Unemployed people made up almost the entire population of the South, and there really wasn't any hope for them to escape from their identity of a Third World nation- they plunged to become the world's poorest country- poorer than most of Africa, Southeast Asia, Central America, and the Middle East.
    The South however, did not give up. They knew hardships were coming, and they just went for it: They built their foundation from scratch, and started to build up their economy from dirt. They however, worked SUPER hard that their economy were being pulled with great power- as their GDP became $200 in the 1960's, they began producing Coca-Cola Glass Bottles and cars that were made from steel barrels (Today, it's known as Hyundai and Kia). In the 1970's, they began making metals (Now known as Posco), and their GDP touches $1,000. Climbing up more, in the 1980's, it was $5,000. As the South hosted the 1988 Summer Olympics as the second Asian nation, it reached the GDP of $6,000.: 1995 was the peak for the 20th Century: $10,500. That was more than North Korea, which the Soviets ceased existence and North's economy declined instead to $1,500. After passing the IMF (Which ended under a year) and the 2000's, the GDP currently touches $30,000. In just a few decades, they soared from the world's poorest country to the world's 11th most economically powerful nation of the world. The North, however, is just staying the same.
    With this proud history of the small nation, South Korea is extremely responsible for their own people, and definitely deserves a title for it. In fact, experts predict that South Korea's economy has yet reached the ultimate peak STILL, and by 2050, it's GDP would reach $115,000, which would make it the 2nd most richest country in the world, passing every country's economy except for Luxembourg.

  • Isn’t this obvious?

    South Korea has a stronger military and technology than Japan, highest telecommunication systems in the world, luxuries that are considered middle-class in Korea, and it looks as if it is 20 years ahead of the United States. Their almost everything is positive and advanced, and even without the United States now backing up, it seems like South Korea can do well beating their gray Northern neighbor.
    South Korea’s beginning was probably what you would see as an unexpected thing: They had nothing as the Korean War ended except for the ground covered with ashes. But within 60 years, South Korea, beginning from starch, has become something that was incredibly dependent for the world. No other country, in fact, has made such a progress on being dirt-poor to diamond-rich in such a quick time. This means that the people there are not just hardcore workers, but very scary hardcore workers. These people can simply work themselves in the future with GDP that’s much higher than UK, France, Germany, England, and the Netherlands, and the same thing with the power of the country.
    Currently, Japan is known to be one of the G7 countries. In fact, it is enlisted as the 5th member of the G7. If Japan is ranked that high, then South Korea definitely shouldn’t be mumbling around G20 for sure. They have a very bright future, and I guarantee: If Japan tried to invade South Korea alone as if they did in 1910, then the result would be totally different: South Korea would commit another Hiroshima on Tokyo as a result.

  • South Korea should not be allowed to become a world power, because they have not demonstrated a trustworthy pattern of behavior.

    South Korea should not be allowed to become a world power. They have consistently engaged in a pattern of untrustworthy behavior and have ignored the treaties and the standards of the U.N. They have denied their citizens basic rights and have participated in a regime of dictatorship, while allowing their poorer citizens to suffer under the heels of that regime.

    Posted by: DaffyRosario43
  • There is absolutely no way in hell that South Korea being a world power will be good for anybody!

    South Korea is a country full of arrogant and insane peoples who have unrealistic expectations of the future. They think that they are better than everyone else and are two-faced. On the outside, they act all friendly and accepting of other countries, but in reality they are full of hate and resentment. Their national pride is also over-the-top! Just too much! In fact, everything in South Korea is a bit on the extreme side qith its education, politics, sports, and way of life.
    South Korea as a world power? NO! NO! And NO!

  • I don't think South Korea should be allowed to become a world power.

    I don't think South Korea should be allowed to become a world power. I think in order for the country to become a world power they need to do more for their people. Many of their people live in poverty. They do not have a good grasp on social issues, and this needs to change before they can be considered a world power. Otherwise, they will not be able to understand issues that may come about in richer countries.

    Posted by: ObaICheese
  • I disagree that South Korea should be allowed to become a World Power.

    No country should be allowed to become a world power or can become a world power. Every country has its own uniqueness and its own strengths and weaknesses; it is very difficult to classify one single nation as a super power. Many countries in Asia are doing very well. Similarly, many countries in Europe are also doing very well; however, today, most countries have become a multi-national citizen countries, and there is a lot of good will amongst these nations. It is necessary to maintain that. By declaring any country as super power, we will only bring about disputes and problems.

    Posted by: A Richardson
  • South Korea should not become a world power until they show they can stand on their own two feet.

    South Korea, although the more timid of the two Korea's, does not have the ability or resources to engage with the super powers of the world. They still require assistance and backing from the US and other large nations to stay afloat. They are also not on the same military level as North Korea. I believe they barely have the resources to defend themselves without looking elsewhere for help.

    Posted by: WillowsErv
  • I don't think South Korea should be allowed to become a world power, they are causing enough disturbance already.

    South Korea is not a matured enough country to such a position. The ongoing clash between North and South Korea is enough proof of that. If S. Korea becomes a world power like USA or China it would be very disturbing for world peace.

    Posted by: SocialGalv

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