south korea

Government and Sorts


South Korea, ROK, has a republic form of government. Seoul is the capital of South Korea. South Korea's President is Park Geun-hye, who is pictured to the right. South Korea has 9 provinces, 6 metropolitan cities, 1 special city, and 1 self-governing city. South Korea gained independence on 15 August 1945, from the Japanese. The suffrage for the South Korean citizen is 19 years of age. The 3 branches of government, legislative, judicial, and executive, are very similar to that of the United States. Overall, a strong comparison to that of South Korea is The United States of America.


The economy of South Korea has grown, with a GDP per capita of $35,400 (2014 estimate.) Some of the agricultural products that South Korea has to offer is rice, root crops, barley, vegetables, fruit, cattle, pigs, chickens, milk, eggs, and fish. Due to South Korea's advancements they are now recognized as a quaternary development. South Korea is one of few countries who have more exports than imports, a monumental accomplishment.



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