"In 2008, Professon Eun Ki-soo of Seoul National University found that, while 79 percent (of South Koreans) would support North Korea in a sports match, only 12.3 percent of South Koreans thought unification was ‘necessary,’ down from 58 percent in 1995. A full 45 percent said it was ‘unnecessary.’"
"Korea: The Impossible Country" by Daniel Tudor.
This was before the attacks on the Cheonan and Yeonpyeong - would be curious to see if these numbers have changed even further in the past few years.
During a class this morning there was a loud boom outside (probably from one of the many construction projects near our school).
Some of the girls jumped, asking what the sound was.
The boys in the back, biting back smiles, immediately yelled, “Missile! Missile noise! North Korea is coming!”
And the entirety of the class burst into laughter at the absurdity of that statement.