United Korea 'Could Rank Among Top 10 Powerhouses'

  • Arirang News

    August 14, 2012 10:20

    If the two Koreas were to reunite next year, the nation would become one of the world's top 10 powers by the year 2050, according to a report released on Sunday by Hyundai Research Institute.

    Using analysis that combines the GDPs, populations and military powers of both nations, the report speculates that the GDP of a united Korea in the year 2050 could reach US$6.56 trillion, placing it eighth in the world.

    It also estimates that North Korea's wealth of natural resources, such as magnesium and gold, would be worth more than $3.9 trillion.

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