North East And South Korea

1184 Words Feb 28th, 2016 5 Pages
South Korea is one of the fastest growing countries in the world. It is located in Eastern Asia, on the southern half of the Korean Peninsula bordering the Sea of Japan and the Yellow Sea. It is neighbors with North Korea to the north, Japan to the east and China to the west. Seoul is the capital and the second largest metropolitan city in the world. Its total area is 38,462.49 square miles, approximately the size of Kentucky. “South Korea can be divided into four general regions: an eastern region of high mountain ranges and narrow coastal plains; a western region of broad coastal plains, river basins, and rolling hills; a southwestern region of mountains and valleys; and a southeastern region dominated by the broad basin of the Nakdong River.” (www.southkoreagovernment.com). In the 7th century three kingdoms came together to form Korea. In the last 100 years, Korea has been invaded, subjugated and divided. Today, the country is physically divided, the result of a war between North and South Korea, which began in 1950 and never ended. The fighting ended in 1953 with an armistice agreement, but a cease-fire agreement still carries on today. In less than 6 decades, South Korea has risen to become an economic powerhouse in the world. It has hosted an Olympics Games, Co-hosted a World Cup and in 2010 became the first Asian nation to host a G20 summit. Professor KyongSoo Lho stated “South Korean’s are optimistic by nature, they could not have survived…
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