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Asia

  1. 1. Korea <ul><li>US reliance on Russia during WWII against the Japanese resulted in the split of Korea </li></ul><ul><li>1948: Republic of Korea (South) PDR (North) </li></ul><ul><li>1950- N. Korea tries unification- Korean War begins </li></ul>
  2. 3. 38 th Parallel: DMZ
  3. 6. Korea Develops <ul><li>Economic dynamism </li></ul><ul><li>Freedom of the press but no commies </li></ul><ul><li>Like Japan, the government emphasized economic growth </li></ul><ul><li>Industrial firms- government support and entrepreneurs </li></ul>
  4. 7. Korea Changes <ul><li>Highest population density </li></ul>
  5. 9. Japan recovers from war <ul><li>Like Industrial regions in the west, Japan was able to reestablish economic vigor </li></ul><ul><li>Military disassembled- Mac Arthur </li></ul><ul><li>America presses for </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Democratization </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Labor unions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Abolishing shintoism </li></ul></ul>
  6. 10. Fundamental Changes <ul><li>Emperor is merely a symbol </li></ul><ul><li>Civil liberties </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Women get to vote </li></ul></ul><ul><li>“war potential” abolished </li></ul><ul><li>One party control </li></ul>
  7. 11. Political and Social Style <ul><li>Conservative stability that remained so until early 90s </li></ul><ul><li>Politics linked with businesses: “Japan Incorporated” </li></ul>
  8. 12. It Must be the Money! <ul><li>Japan’s Total national product= Korea + China + India + Taiwan + Pakistan + Australia + Brazil </li></ul><ul><li>Volume of goods but more importantly quality </li></ul>
  9. 13. How’d they do it? <ul><li>Government and business relationship </li></ul><ul><li>US supported military= Japan invested money in businesses </li></ul><ul><li>Group before individual </li></ul>

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