Last Updated: March 13, 2018




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  14.  If war on the Korean peninsula were to resume today, South Korea would suffer a devastating economic, infrastructural, and human loss, within a matter of minutes. On the other hand, the DPRK has not yet demonstrated the capability of miniaturizing a nuclear warhead, in order to deliver a nuclear-tipped ICBM to Japan or US mainland. THAAD systems also have the capability to intercept ICBMs, whereas they would be entirely ineffective against the range and sheer number of the DPRK’s conventional artillery aimed at Seoul. South Korea would therefore avoid the most war damages by peacefully settling the Korean conflict. South Korea would also reap the largest fiscal benefit from an open-market DPRK. Sharing a language and geographic proximity with the DPRK, the South will play a paramount role in business training, investment, and infrastructural development. South Korean franchises will find success in the large, untapped workforce just across their border. Furthermore, South Korea will be able to utilize modern ground transportation across the DPRK, reducing transport times and costs throughout mainland Asia and Europe dramatically. Economic cooperation on the Korean peninsula will be immensely beneficial for South Korean businesses for centuries to come.
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