System Dynamics of the Relations Between Two Koreas Under the Roh Moo-hyun administration

Youn-soo Sim


Under the Roh Moo-hyun administration, two Koreas continued improvement in relations begun by the previous Kim Dae-jung administration. The flow of the matter-energy and information between two Koreas had consistently expanded during these administrations. Comparing growth rates in information and matter-energy, we find that the growth rate in information ran faster than that one in matter‐energy from 1989 to 1994; since 1995, both have run at a similar rate. This shows that two Koreas recognized the relative advantage of information in relation to matter‐energy, but focused on the flow of matter-energy.

The two Korean governments recognized the significance of the state of affairs in the region surrounding the Korean peninsula. At the same time, external pressure had a significant influenced on the two Koreas' relationship. Historically, the two Koreas' relationship has been dependent on external pressure from the big powers. This presume, which produced heterogeneous societies on the Korean peninsula, has made it difficult to improve relations between the Koreas in emerging areas and the traditional sphere of subsystems.


Subsystems, matter-energy, information, relation, South-North Korea

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