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As xxx pointed out, South Korean GDP grew by 770% between 1965 and 1995, while the economic and social structure of the nation dramatically changed, from an agricultural economy to a fully developed and highly technological industrial one, through various steps analysed in the following chapters.

Despite the general agreement on the outcomes of this developmental process, many different - and sometimes even contradictory - reasons have been brought forward to explain both the success of Korean policies and the 1997 crisis, which involved Korea as well as the other so called ‘Asian tigers.’

My questions:

1. fully developed and highly technological industrial one: is the sequence of adjectives correct? Does it need hyphens or any other change?

2. many different - and sometimes even contradictory - reasons, or 'many different, and sometimes even contradictory, reasons', or ... ?

3. Is it grammatically OK?

Thank you in advance!
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The sentences are fine as they are. They are quite long with complex structures, so they are only suitable for a formal context.
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1-- OK as is

2-- OK with m-dashes

3-- the South Korean GDP
no comma after dramatically changed
no the after Despite
so-called is hyphenated
I would capitalize Tigers
I like the period outside the quotation marks: 'Asian Tigers'.
Nona The BritThey are quite long with complex structures, so they are only suitable for a formal context.

Thank you, Nona. These are two paragraphs for a PG essay I'm writing, so I think a formal register is appropriate.
Mister Micawber3-- the South Korean GDP
no comma after dramatically changed
no the after Despite
so-called is hyphenated
I would capitalize Tigers
I like the period outside the quotation marks: 'Asian Tigers'.
Thank you, too, MM. I've put your corrections into my essay ... except the last one! Even though I agree with you (and it also would be more natural for me, since this is how I'd write it in my own language Emotion: stick out tongue !), this is how they want us to write here. Emotion: sad