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South Korea experienced dictatorship, then democratisation and a powerful economic takeoff to become ranked 11th on the world stage. In 1997, during the Asian financial crisis, the government decided to invest massively in cultural industries, a choice that has paid off all the more since South Korea is the most connected country in the world, which gives it a head start on the cultures of the digital age, as explained yesterday Angeliki Katsarou, contributor to a special issue of the publication “Asia Trends” devoted to South Korea.