Graphic Truth: One People. Too Different?
As North Korean leader Kim Jong-un prepares to meet with South Korean President Moon Jae-in, the prospect of peace between the two Koreas is on the agenda. For Moon, peace (even if symbolic) represents the first step in the long road toward a possible reunification of the two Koreas. While any serious movement in that direction is years away, here’s a glance at the massive differences in population, economy, and living standards that Seoul and Pyongyang would have to surmount in any future tie-up.