Published February 09, 2016

‘The Koreas’

Next Great Decisions program to focus on the gap between North and South
“The Koreas” will be discussed at the next Great Decisions program at Monmouth College on Feb. 17.
  Adam Johnson, a senior political science major from Chicago, will introduce the topic at 7:30 p.m. in the Moot Board Room (Room 276) of the Center for Science and Business, 720 E. Broadway. The program, which is free and open to the public, will include approximately one hour of group discussion following Johnson’s remarks.   At the end of World War II, Korea was divided. The northern half of the Korean peninsula was occupied by the Soviet Union, the southern by the United States. Today, North and South Korea couldn’t be further apart. The North is underdeveloped, impoverished and ruled by an authoritarian regime, while the South advanced rapidly to become one of the most developed countries in the world. With such a wide gap, some are asking if unification is possible, or even desirable.   Great Decisions is a nationwide program sponsored by the Foreign Policy Association, a non-partisan, non-governmental association that works to increase Americans’ understanding of significant foreign policy issues.
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