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LEGACY Republic of Korea UNGA 1994 - Topic 1


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Committee: GA 1994

Topic: Serbian Question

Country: Republic of Korea

Delegate: Thomas Demonte and Luke Gavins

 

The Republic of Korea began in 1948. The southern section of Korea proclaimed its independence from the rest of the isthmus. In doing so, this angered the Northern part of Korea. This anger turned into what is known as the Korean War. This war started in 1950, and lasted for 3 years. During these three years, The Republic of Korea received help from the United States, and the United Nations in general, to sustain itself for the duration of the war. After the war, the United States helped The Republic of Korea economically, militarily, and politically. With all of this help, and help from the United Nations, The Republic of Korea became a country that was able to hold its own in the world. Because The Republic of Korea became more self sufficient, it began to put efforts towards technological improvement. Throughout the last 20 years, the South Korean GDP per capita has gone up by ten times what it was before. The government of The Republic of Korea had a rough start. The Republic of Korea experienced military coups to overthrow the government. Currently, The Republic of Korea has elected its first civilian as president: Kim Young-sam, and is no longer experiencing any coups. He has promised to “Build a better Korea.” his efforts are already paying off. Relations with North Korea have increased. The governmental type is a republic. South and North Korea both joined the United Nations in 1993. The Republic of Korea is already very happy with the help that the United Nations gave it back those 40 years ago, and The Republic of Korea is ready to help other countries grow and develop, just like The Republic of Korea did those 40 years ago.

 

The Republic of Korea has had the struggle of being a weak country politically and economically. The Republic of Korea had to receive help from one of the more powerful countries to become self sufficient. The Republic of Korea would like to help other countries to grow and become better off from where they were. The Republic of Korea had diplomatic relations with Yugoslavia when it was still a country. Now that Serbia is its own nation, The Republic of Korea currently has diplomatic relations with Serbia, and would like to keep them.

 

The Republic of Korea would currently like to help Serbia grow and become a better country. Serbia and The Republic of Korea have diplomatic relations right now that could grow in the future to allow the two countries to become strong allies with each other. The Republic of Korea wants to help Serbia by donating money and giving military assistance so Serbia can grow. The Republic of Korea would also like to convince the United States to change its mind about Serbia.

 

The Republic of Korea would like the future of Serbia to be a safe, and one that is supported by the United Nations. Serbia could one day become a powerful country and a powerful trading partner and all around asset to the world if we allow it to become so. The Republic of Korea would like the United Nations to chose to support Serbia out of the three countries that broke out of the former Yugoslav republic. The Republic of Korea knows that the United States does not particularly like Serbia, but The Republic of Korea asks that the United Nations choose the country that has a chance to become great in the near future. Convincing the United States to help Serbia would be a top priority for The Republic of Korea to allow Serbia to grow and develop without fear.

 

The Republic of Korea began its existence as a weak and powerless country. With help from the United States and the United Nations, The Republic of Korea was able to come out of the Korean War with its promise. The Republic of Korea began improving at an incredible rate, having an ever fast growing GDP per capita because of the research and development put behind technology. If the United Nations recognizes this, and then understands what could happen if Serbia is helped to grow with the same kind of care that The Republic of Korea got 40 years ago, Serbia could become a powerful country in the coming 21st century.

 

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