South Korea has been making massive strides in the tech world, but it lags behind on the majority of issues we measure. While not egregious by global standards, South Korea could be doing a lot better.
As Asian countries go, South Korea is a fairly good trading partner to the US.
South Korea lags other developed nations on environmental protections, corruption, LGBTQ rights and women's equality.
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