The Development Of South Korea

2056 Words Nov 26th, 2014 9 Pages
“Survival for the fittest” has been the slogan that is used in describing this world. Modernization theories, as well as growth theories, have become prominent. Dependency theory is what has seen some countries develop especially the South Korea. As other countries grow, some continue to become poor. On the other hand, many countries wonder why South Korea grew despite being the center stage of the war. South Korea was faced with the division of territory, Japan’s colonial occupation, Korean War and U.S military force’s occupation. Existence of the mentioned factors could not promote development of any country. South Korea being a developing country, dedicated itself to develop after the war, majorly through industrialization.
Park Chung Hee also contributed to the economic growth of South Korea by implementing unique leadership strategies. South Korea’s Human Development Index is at 15, and it is part of the Organization for the Economic Co-operation and Development membership. These developments in South Korea whereas a result of not concentrating in the past. Rather, focuses on how to improve the present and to make the future better. This paper, therefore, explains what happened in 1960s to 1990s under Chun Doo-Hwan (1980-1988) and the Par Chung Hee (1961-1979) rulings. They set the foundation for the fame South Korea of the present. The strategies and policies that were championed during the Park’s regime paved the way for the development of South Korea. Park’s…

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