8. South Korea

South Korea is a top-10 trader in world markets and the home of household brands such as Samsung, LG, and Hyundai. The South Korean economy in 2011 was the third largest in Asia and the thirteenth largest in the world. By 2012, a majority of Korean Internet users will have access to 1 Gbps services, which is 10 times faster than they had in 2010.

South Korea is officially known as the Republic of Korea. It was an independent kingdom under Chinese control for most of the past millennium. However, after World War II, Korea split in two, with the Republic in the southern half and a communist government in the North. Since then, South Korea has quickly achieved robust economic growth per capita. In 2011, per capita economic growth ...

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