They probably keep it secret, but what is known about South Korea's plans if the North Korea regime suddenly collapses? Or what have observers/scholars suggested will happen?

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    They have 10,000 cases of PSY CDs ready to roll across the border the minute it happens.
    – user1530
    Jan 16, 2015 at 16:57
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    I'm not too familiar with South Korea but maybe looking into the merger of the GDR (East-) and the BRD (West Germany) could give some hints (Though the GDR was much less shut off from the world). Think Solidaritätsbeitrag to build infrastructure in the North, establishing democratic institutions, ...
    – user45891
    Jan 17, 2015 at 13:01

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They indeed have a plan, known as CONPLAN 5029. It is drawn up in coordination with the United States, and takes into account multiple scenarios. A few years ago this "concept plan" was proposed to be transformed into an "operational plan", OPLAN 5029, but the South Korean Security Council rejected this. They have since signed an agreement that mimics the intentions for contingencies accounted for in CONPLAN 5029.

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    Can you add key points what this plan adresses and what not? On SE, answers should be self-contained and not rely solely on links.
    – mart
    Mar 23, 2015 at 8:24

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