On the surface, democratization had been achieved, but there were still many social problems and complaints in Korea near the end of the 1980s. The suppression that had lasted a very long time finally found an outlet in a unique time and space.
In particular, cracks started to form in the long-lasting ‘anti-communism, nationalism, fascism’ sentiment that had plagued the nation, and young students started discussions on ‘North Korea’ and ‘unification.’ In the midst of this came two symbolic events on both sides of the Korean peninsula, the demand to co-host the ‘88 Seoul Olympics and the enforced participation of the ‘89 Pyongyang Youth Festival.
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