Essay on Country Profile: South Korea

3020 WordsApr 4, 201213 Pages
South Korea Introduction South Korea is one of the most dynamic countries in the world, South Korea has emerged from a chaotic history, and has rightfully ascended the ladder to become a world power. Bordering North Korea in the south and separated from China and Japan by the Sea of Japan, Yellow Sea and Korea Strait, South Korea is an active participant in what is one of Asia’s most historically volatile areas The national flag of Korea is called “Taegeukgi’. According to Korea.net “Its design symbolizes the principles of the yin and yang in Asian philosophy. The upper red section of the circle in the center of the flag represents the proactive cosmic forces of the yang. On the other hand, the lower blue section represents the…show more content…
The war left indelible marks on the Korean Peninsula and the world surrounding it. The chances for peaceful unification had been remote even before 1950, but the war dashed all such hopes. The war also intensified hostilities between the communist and noncommunist camps in the accelerating East-West arms race. Moreover, a large number of Chinese volunteer troops remained in North Korea until October 1958. The United States continued to station troops in South Korea, over the strenuous objections of North Korean leaders. After the bloodiest Korean War ended, South Korea started to develop by hosting of 1988 Olympics. South Korea became a member of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development in 1996. The country owes its economic development to the Chaebols, family owned business in the country. Some of the internationally renowned Chaebols are Samsung, Hyundai, and LG. The sunshine Policy of Kim Dae Jung led to development of trade and investment between the two countries- South Korea and North Korea. Today South Korea is one of the leading countries in Asia holding immense clout in the economy and the politics of the region. According to South Korea geography, the country covers an area of 98,480 square kilometers, around 44 percent of the total
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