Visitors look north through a barbed wire fence on which South Korean flags and reunification banners are hung, on Freedom Bridge at Imjingak pavilion near the demilitarized zone separating the two Koreas. (REUTERS/Jo Yong-Hak)

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Why Korean reunification will be more difficult than German

March 24, 2015, Fred Dews

In a recent Brookings Cafeteria podcast, Senior Fellow Kathy Moon, the SK-Korea Foundation Chair in Korea Studies, talked about a variety of issues related to North Korea and the Korean peninsula. In her response to a question about the challenges of reunification between North Korea and South Korea, she discussed the many challenges, including cultural divisions, economic concerns, and the impact reunification would have on South Korea's political system.

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