韩国不断增长的软实力

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上个月,当东盟在泰国会谈之际,韩国也作为重要的一方出席。韩国正在悄悄地摆脱了北方紧邻朝鲜的困扰,成为全球事务中的具有一定发言权的国家。联合国的秘书长是韩国人:首尔将举办下一年度的20国峰会;韩国刚刚和欧盟达成自由贸易的协定。

这一切不是容易达到的。从地理上来看,韩国处于弱势,它包夹在相互冲突的中,日,俄三个大国之间,从历史上来看,韩国一直没有拥有强大的军事势力来自卫。事实上,20世纪初,韩国还沦为日本的殖民地。

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