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    Reunification of Korea

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    In ten pages this paper examines possible reunification of Korea in a consideration of comparative, philosophical, religious, sociological, psychological, military, political and geopolitical issues. Six sources are cited in the bibliography.

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    to call it, unification. The existing studies on the subject cover many different sections: geopolitical, political, military, economic, sociological, psychological, religious, philosophical, and comparative(Taylor 30). The studies have  for the most part been done by different types of international organizations as well as government agencies, research institutes, and peace organizations. But why spend money on all of  these costly efforts? The main reason is because of the international security challenges that have been posed by the standoff at the Demilitarized Zone; however, another reason is because  of humanitarian concerns as well as international investment interests currently within Northeast Asia (Taylor 30). The most important consideration of the subject demands discussion at three fundamental levels, the  first of which is, Korean reunification. Many studies have examined the cases of other divided countries such as those of Germany, Yemen, and Ireland, in order to identify  what policies and processes succeed or fail to bring about the necessary reconciliation and reunification. The most prominent among these have been studies of Germany (Taylor 30). ABOUT UNIFICATION  AND COMPARISONS TO OTHER COUNTRIES There may be some worthwhile comparisons of the German and Korean cases, however, they are very few. Hans Giessmann, in the Summer 1999 issue  of Korea and World Affairs makes a very persuasive case, for instance. His article which is entitled "Korea and the Myth of Cloning the German Unification Model, " illustrates  that the many years of East-West detente in Europe, which gave East German leaders hope that they could trade on openings to the West for the increased legitimacy of power.  These have no prolonged comparison under the current system of North Korea (Anonymous PG). Instead, it is former President Kim Il Sung and his son and successor, Kim 

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