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Overview of South Korea
GDP PER CAPITA, PPP: $46,918
GDP: $1.80 trillion
AREA: 99,720 SQ.KM
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South Korea, officially the Republic of Korea, is a nation in eastern Asia that occupies the southern portion of the Korean Peninsula and has a long history of conflict.
Liberated from Japan in 1945 at the end of World War II, South Korea was invaded by communist forces in North Korea several years later. Aid from the United Nations helped end the three-year war and support the south on its path to democracy. A critical divide between the two nations along the center of the peninsula remains.
Establishing true democracy proved to be a challenge in South Korea. Though the first general democratic election in the country was held in 1948, subsequent periods were punctuated by authoritarian rule and military coups. Since 1987, however, the country has consistently held direct presidential elections.
South Korea’s high-tech, service-based economy is a foreign investment success story, becoming the first recipient of OECD Development Assistance Committee funds to later become a donor of the funds. The nation has seen steady growth and poverty reduction since the 1960s and is now among the world’s largest economies overall.
The country’s capital, Seoul, is located near the center of the Korean Peninsula, chosen as such during the Joseon dynasty (1392-1897) for its impressive feng shui – the idea that the positioning of objects ensures health and harmony. It is home to the headquarters of Samsung, Hyundai and Kia, representing two of South Korea’s important exports: technology and cars.
South Korea has one of the world’s largest gross national savings and reserves of foreign investment. Disposable household income has increased in recent years, and the country’s large upper class is keen to spend their money on “brand name” items and products.
South Korea’s culture is rooted heavily in the humanist ideology of Confucianism. Today, Christianity is the prominent religion with Buddhism as a close second. South Korea faces the challenge of an aging population. Residents are afforded universal health care and mandatory education through middle school.
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Visitors can explore the country’s temperate climate, sweeping hills and mountains, and wide coastal plains, along with 13 UNESCO Cultural World Heritage Sites.
South Korea is a member of many international organizations, including the United Nations, G-20, Association of Southeast Asian Nations Regional Forum and World Trade Organization.
South Korea Rankings
#15 out of 78 in 2021
Overall ScoreRead our methodology to see how the scores and rankings were calculated.Rankings
Open for Business40.9#76
Quality of Life46.9#24
40.9Open for Business
46.9Quality of Life
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38.7Good for tourism
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64.0Culturally significant in terms of entertainment
60.0Has an influential culture
84.0Has strong consumer brands
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76.5Connected to the rest of the world
31.8Provides easy access to capital
93.7Skilled labor force
23.5Transparent business practices
97.8Well-developed digital infrastructure
35.9Well-developed legal framework
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33.1Has a rich history
49.2Has great food
39.5Many cultural attractions
14.2Many geographic attractions
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33.0Cheap manufacturing costs
2.9Favorable tax environment
10.5Transparent government practices
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84.0Has strong exports
66.4Strong international alliances
Quality of Life
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72.7A good job market
54.8Well-developed public education system
51.3Well-developed public health system
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