The realm of East Asia consists of Japan, China, Taiwan, North Korea, South Korea, and Mongolia. This realm, although it has been around for thousands of years, has gone through many drastic changes in modern times. Rich in raw materials, people, and cultures, the East Asian countries have had magnificent effects on each other and many other countries outside the East Asian realm. The six countries that make up this realm have seen many demographic, political, and economic changes throughout recent years; they will continue to blossom and boom in the years to come.
The demographics of this realm can be mind-blowing. The population of China alone is estimated at 1,338,612,968 people. China has traditionally been very populous, and that trend is continuing as the birth rate is currently double the death rate ("China"). As for the other East Asian countries, Mongolia is the only other entity with a steadily increasing population. The birth rate is around 25 births per 1000 of the population and the death rate is significantly smaller, at only six per 1000 people ("Mongolia").
The countries of North Korea, South Korea, and Taiwan now have birth rates relatively close to their respective death rates. The populations of these countries are more stable, venturing neither into over-population or population decline. Japan, on the other hand, is the only country in the East Asian realm that is witnessing a population decline. The current population of Japan is estimated at 127,078,679 people. Japan typically sees population growth, even though it has been in very small percentages. In the past three or so years, however, Japan's population has started to decline slightly each year. Currently, the birth rate is 7.64 births per 1000 people and the death rate is higher, coming in at 9.54 deaths per 1000 people ("Japan").
[...] Political Changes The political section of this realm is fairly quiet, although there are some changes occurring. Regarding North and South Korea, Cross” talks have been held to deliberate the possibility of allowing families who were separated by the Korean War to have reunions. The first meeting produced no results because neither side would accept the terms of the other. More meetings are going to be held which gives hope to the tens of thousands of people waiting to see their family members. [...]
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[...] Changes in the East Asian realm will continue to heavily affect the other realms of the world. China's economy is dependent on foreign export, and even if this is later reformed, many products will still be exported from China to other countries. If some event should occur to freeze the economy and labor systems in China, the rest of the world and the global economy would suffer greatly. The South Korean economy, as it expands, is helping out other countries, such as the United States, by creating jobs and exporting their products. [...]
[...] The political and economic sectors of this realm are extremely important to foreign relations; the demographic sector, however, is of less importance globally. The demographic situation of these countries will affect the internal aspect of the realm moreso than the external global aspect. Conclusion The East Asian realm has changed tremendously during its long and complicated history. Each country has seen some form of destruction in order to see growth later on. Collectively, the countries that make up this realm have become very strong economically and have had a huge impact on the world. [...]
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