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South Korea passing France economically

As the article notes, that is pretty impressive: “It’s difficult to overstate what remarkable accomplishment this is. In the aftermath of the Korean war, South Korea was one of the poorest nations on earth. Its income per capita at that point was on par with some of the most impoverished nations of sub-Saharan Africa. It was resource-poor, with hardly any mineral wealth to speak of.”

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As the article notes, that is pretty impressive: “It’s difficult to overstate what remarkable accomplishment this is. In the aftermath of the Korean war, South Korea was one of the poorest nations on earth. Its income per capita at that point was on par with some of the most impoverished nations of sub-Saharan Africa. It was resource-poor, with hardly any mineral wealth to speak of.”

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Thomas E. Ricks covered the U.S. military from 1991 to 2008 for the Wall Street Journal and then the Washington Post. He can be reached at ricksblogcomment@gmail.com.

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