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South Korea should abandon its goal of unification with North Korea
A unified Korea will upset the balance of power in East Asia.
A unified Korean state will force neighbors and allies to completely transform their bi-lateral and multi-lateral relations, foreign policies, and grand strategies.
Relations between a united Korea and China will likely suffer.
Relations between a united Korea and Japan will likely suffer.
Relations between a united Korea and the United States will likely suffer.
A collapse of NK's regime without unification will likely lead to a significantly larger influx of NK refugees entering China, creating problems.
A unified Korea could lead to a more diversified economy, which will attract trade and stronger economic relations from surrounding countries, which will in turn strengthen relations in general.
A unified Korea may invite a greater U.S. presence in the Asia-Pacific.