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South Korea is, in some senses, the most successful nation in the world, and its success provides some crucial lessons.First, the economics – South Korea is in a league of its own.Sharma noted that South Korea's trajectory is perhaps even more impressive because, unlike Taiwan – which is still rooted in low-cost manufacturing and assembly – South Korea has been able to move into the postindustrial economy with ease, entering industries like consumer electronics, biotech and robotics.Half a century ago, South Korea was one of the poorest countries on the planet, and nobody would have predicted that it would conjure up an economic miracle.In addition to its economic boom, however, South Korea has also undergone a political transformation. The transition to liberal democracy was rocky, as it is everywhere, but South Korea pulled it off.By that definition, surely South Korea is the most successful country in the world.
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