This paper will delve into the little known aspects of North Korea. Hopefully, a better understanding of the country’s characteristics can benefit both the neighboring
Once upon a time, Korea was one single country. There was no split of the North and the South. They were simply a very mountainous peninsula that was known as the Hermit Kingdom. They were a single country for three dynasties: Silla, Koryo, and Choson. This single country was even able to develop their own language “Hangul”. Soon this isolated country became exposed to the cruelty of the world. In Japanese occupation, Japan marched into Korea and tried to Japanize everything. They made everyone get rid of their Korean names and replaced “Hangul” with the Japanese
The economy of South Korea is ranked at fifteenth place in the world. In terms of its relation with the United States, South Korea is the seventh largest trading partner. South Korea is well known for its high level of growth in economic field. Before 1960, South Korea was just another poor third world country and hardly known regionally as well as internationally. Its economic booming has elevated South Korea in the eyes of international cooperation especially the Organisation for Cooperation and Development (OECD).
"South Korea is a country with a population of 50,924,172 and counting" ("The World Factbook: KOREA, SOUTH"). It is a nation that has been the center of many tug-of-wars. It is a nation that has had to fight in order to survive independent. Years ago, no one thought much of this country. So what is it about this little place now, that sets it apart and breaks it out of the mold of just another Asian country? Though South Korea may be a small country, the style of cuisine, community culture, and generosity are just
Korea was a vassal state of China in the northeast of Asia and the whole Korea Peninsula used to be a buffer zone between Japan and China. In 1895, China was defeat by Japan in the first Sino-Japan war and Korea was independent in 1897 as an article of Treaty of Shimonoseki, however, Japan annexed Korea Peninsula in
Shortly after World War II, North Korea’s central government was renamed the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. Conflicts began to rise when the North and South’s political systems contradicted each others. These differences led to warfare between these two countries. During the mid to late 1900's, the North Koreans under the Kim family, went to war with South Korea inflicting many casualties while economically isolating their country internationally creating economic struggles for their own people.
South Korea and the United States have different ideas on a lot of things. Looking into South Korea’s way of life puts a different perspective on how someone across the world lives their life a little differently than me, even though they could be in the same financial state. My research will look at the comparison of their family and social life, Government, Religion, education, economy and health care,and how it differs from the U.S. The U.S. Population is 318.9 million and South Korea’s 50.22 million. The life expectancy in South Korea is 81.37 years old, and The US doesn’t differ much with it being 78.74 years old. There is a lot less free time in South Korea with people working an average of 2071 hours and here an average of 1788 hours. The unemployment rate there is also a lot smaller than here with there being all kinds of jobs for any level of work experience. South Korea has gone through a great economic rise in the last 50 years going from one of the poorest countries to the fifteenth largest economies.
North Korea, also referred to as the bridge between Japan and China, is located in the eastern part of Asia. North Korea is half a pennisula, particularly the northern half, in the Korean Peninsula. North Korea, is a bit smaller than Mississippi, and about eighty percent of its land it mountainous (Kummer, 19-20)
Imagine a life living in North Korea. A country so isolated and cut off from the rest of the world. After many years after the war, North Korea and America have not been at a complete truce. North Korea holds America responsible for tearing their country into two parts, North and South. Nevertheless there are many similarities and differences between America and North Korea.
The ancient Korean empire controlled the entire peninsula for thousands of years, until 1910, when the more dominant and capable Japanese army invaded and attained authority over the isle through a signed treaty. The leadership of Korea remained in the hands of Japan until they were defeated by the US in World War Two. As Korea emerged from four decades of brutal Japanese rule, the peninsula was then split halfway between the Soviet Union (who dominated the north) and the US (who had controlled the south) in 1948. This divide between territories was mainly a product of the Cold War and both nations sought to gain territory in order to prevail. The Soviets appointed a man by the name of Kim Il Sung as the leader of the North, who demonstrated
After Japan started to industrialize, they began to imperialize and try to take over other surrounding countries. They gained control of Taiwan and the Pescadores Islands after China broke an agreement with them to keep military out of Korea. They also went to war with Russia over Manchuria, and won. Finally, in 1910, Japan annexed Korea and gained control of it until the end of World War II. Once World War II ended in 1945, and the Allies had defeated Japan, the Soviets invaded Korea from the north. The United States, fearing that the Soviets wanted total control of Korea, invaded it from the south. The two countries decided that, to not make any long-term decisions, they would divide the country in about half, at the 38th parallel (5). This division of Korea was only supposed to be temporary, but in 1948, both halves of Korea established separate governments. They both claimed that they were the true Korea (1). Kim Il-Sung, who became the leader of the north of Korea in 1948, decided that the Democratic People’s Republic should have a communist government (6). Syngman Ree, who had previously been exiled by Korea, returned to oppose the DPR’s leader, and created his own government for the south of Korea, or the Republic of Korea. Each side wanted to gain control over the whole, previously unified country (2). The Korean War started in June of 1950 because North Korea took it upon itself to end the
South Korea is one of the most homogeneous countries in the world, in which it has its own culture, language, and customs that are different from other Asian countries. In South Korea, the citizens greatly value hard work, filial piety, and humility in their daily lives. South Koreans are very proud people in which they pride themselves in their traditional culture and their financial success.
The division of Korea into South Korea and North Korea was the result of the 1945 Allied victory in World War II, leaving the countries in disagreement with a 2.5 mile gap separating the countries. Following this, the Korean War occurred between North and South Korea, in which a United Nations force led by the United States of America fought for the South, and China fought for the North, making the USA an instant enemy of North Korea. In July 1953, the Korean War came to an end.
The Korean War was a conflict fought during 1950-1953 between Communist-backed North Korea and the U.N.-backed South Korea. The division of Korea dates back to the early 20th century, when Japan and Russia fought each other for control of the Korean Peninsula.