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  NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Provinces of Korea
Korea (한국, Hanguk, or ì¡°ì„, Choson) is a civilization and geographical area situated on the Korean Peninsula in East Asia, bordering China to the northwest and Russia to the northeast, with Japan situated to the southeast across the Korea Strait.
Provinces (Do) have been the primary administrative division of Korea since the mid Goryeo dynasty in the early 11th century, and were preceded by provincial-level divisions (Ju and Mok) dating back to Unified Silla, in the late 7th century.
In Korean, Korea is referred to as "Chosŏn" (조선; 朝鮮) in the North and "Hanguk" (한국; 韓國) in the south.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Provinces-of-Korea   (560 words)

 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Korean Demilitarized Zone
The Korean Demilitarized Zone is a strip of land running across the Korean Peninsula that serves as a buffer zone between North and South Korea.
The DMZ cuts the Korean Peninsula roughly in half, crossing the 38th parallel on an angle, with the west end of the DMZ lying south of the parallel and the east end lying north of it.
North Korea, officially the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea (DPRK; Korean: Chosand#335;n Minjujuand#365;i Inmin Konghwaguk; Hangul: and#51312;and#49440;and#48124;and#51452;and#51452;and#51032;and#51064;and#48124;and#44277;and#54868;and#44397;; Hanja: and#26397;and#39854;and#27665;and#20027;and#20027;and#32681;and#20154;and#27665;and#20849;and#21644;and#22283;), is a country in eastern Asia...
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Korean-Demilitarized-Zone   (503 words)

  Korean War - MSN Encarta
The Korean War was the result of the division of Korea, a country with a well-recognized, ancient integrity.
By the end of 1946 the regimes of both North and South Korea were effectively in place, although the division of the peninsula was not formalized until 1948.
Although the Soviets withdrew their troops from the Korea Peninsula at the end of 1948, the Americans, concerned about the rebellion in the South and the potential of invasion from the North, delayed their withdrawal until the end of June 1949.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761559607/Korean_War.html   (1414 words)

 Background Essay no. 119 | Korean History and Political Geography | AskAsia.org
For some 250 years Korea was at peace and internally stable (despite growing peasant unrest from about 1800), but from the perspective of the Europeans and Americans who encountered Korea in the nineteenth century, Korea was an abnormally isolated country, a “hermit kingdom” as it came to be known to Westerners at the time.
Japan, China, and Russia were the main rivals for influence on Korea in the last quarter of the nineteenth century, and after defeating China and Russia in war between 1895 and 1905, Japan became the predominant power on the Korean peninsula.
The main regional division is between the Cholla area of the southwest and the Kyongsang area of the southeast.
www.askasia.org /teachers/essays/essay.php?no=119&era=02&grade=03&geo=00   (2282 words)

 Division of Korea - Definition, explanation
The division of Korea along the 38th parallel was decided in America before the Korean people even knew about the capitulation of the Japanese empire.
As a consequence Korea should be administered by the great powers until they reached "maturity." In December 1943 Roosevelt suggested to Stalin that 40 years might be enough to educate the countries.
North Korea`s government is reliant on the foreign aid which feeds most of North Korea`s people; at the same time, potential social and political instability caused by the influx of outside influence remains a constant worry for North Korea`s government.
www.calsky.com /lexikon/en/txt/d/di/division_of_korea.php   (2835 words)

 Division of Korea - Galbijim
The Soviet forces would arrive in Korea before the American forces, but they occupied only the northern part of the peninsula, halting their advance at the 38th parallel, which was in keeping with their agreement with the United States.
South Korea's government came to be dominated by its military and a relative peace was punctuated by border skirmishes and assassination attempts.
The apportionment of responsibility for the division is much debated, although the older generation of South Koreans generally blame the North's communist zeal for instigating the Korean War.
wiki.galbijim.com /Division_of_Korea   (1966 words)

 Korea's Partition: Soviet-American Pursuit of Reunification, 1945-1948
Kathryn Weathersby signaled that this shift was well underway in 1993 when she concluded that the war's origins "lie primarily with the division of Korea in 1945 and the polarization of Korean politics that resulted from.
Arguably, Korea's division at the 38th parallel as World War II ended was the most important event in the modern history of that nation.
As one US journalist wrote, it was "better to have the division between the Communists and freedom drawn in Korea rather than, say, between North and South Dakota or at the Mississippi."[61] And the Soviets viewed the 38th parallel as preferable to the Tumen River--the border between Korea and the Russian Maritime Provinces.
www.mtholyoke.edu /acad/intrel/korpart.htm   (5353 words)

 Asia Times Online :: Korea News - Korea: US reassurances for Beijing
By dangling before its interlocutors the possibility of denuclearization, it is actually North Korea that has been assuming over the past 20 years the role of the cheerful shepherd waving a phantom carrot before the very nose of the docile donkey that is the international community.
Now, North Korea's self-invited debut on the world's nuclear stage calls for the US and China to take another drastic step to change the situation, one that is intrusive enough to cauterize the root cause of the comprehensive North Korea problem.
In the late 19th century, China saw Korea as the "antidote to the poison that is Japan", and since 1945 China has taken advantage of the division of Korea in safeguarding its geostrategic interests in the region and beyond.
www.atimes.com /atimes/Korea/HL13Dg04.html   (909 words)

 Modern History Sourcebook: Report of The United Nations Commission on Korea, 1950
This artificial division was consolidated by the exclusion from North Korea of the United Nations Temporary Commission, which had been charged by the General Assembly to observe the holding of elections on a democratic basis in the whole of Korea.
After the consolidation of the division of Korea, propaganda and hostile activities on the part of the North Korean authorities accentuated tension which, in turn, stiffened the attitude of the Government and people of the Republic of Korea, and even further prejudiced such possibility, of unification by negotiation as might have remained.
The division of Korea added to the economic difficulties that had arisen at the end of the Japanese domination, and made it most difficult for the Republic of Korea to become self-supporting.
www.fordham.edu /HALSALL/mod/1950-korea-un1.html   (1116 words)

 North Korea - Atlapedia Online
It is bound by China to the north, Russia to the northeast, South Korea to the south, the Yellow Sea to the west.
In 1948 the division of Korea was formalized and the North and South Korea's declared, however, both factions claimed sovereignty over the entire peninsula and after the US and Soviet troops were withdrawn, armed clashes escalated.
In July 1991 North Korea applied for its own seat in the UN and in October the US announced that is was removing nuclear weapons from South Korea in an attempt to force North Korea to open its facilities to international inspections as fears escalated over its nuclear program.
www.atlapedia.com /online/countries/korea_n.htm   (1563 words)

 International Affairs regional concerns - KOREA
The churches in Korea, in close collaboration with the World Council of Churches, have played a pioneering role in initiating and supporting the discussions on peaceful reunification of the Korean Peninsula and its people.
This framework provided an impetus to the reunification movement, and was instrumental in bringing church leaders from North and South Korea together in prayer, worship and sharing of each other’s concerns for peace and reconciliation.
The WCC partners with the Christian Conference of Asia (CCA), the National Council of Churches in Korea (NCCK) and the National Council of Churches in Japan (NCCJ).
www.wcc-coe.org /wcc/what/international/regconcerns-korea.html   (509 words)

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The current division was cemented when the U.S. dominated United Nations supervised an election of only voters south of the 38th parallel, inaugurating the Republic of Korea on Aug. 15, 1948.
The story and consequences of this division and the separation of the Korean people are portrayed in a touching series of 10 dance/drama scenes called "Beyond the DMZ." The original performance of this dance/drama was in 2004 in New York City (NYC).
At the conference in Yalta Ukraine in February 1945 and at the Potsdam Germany conference in July 1945, no division of Korea was discussed by the U.S., SU and U.K. leaders.(*) In informal conversation it is reported they agreed on a single trusteeship over all of Korea, not immediate independence for Korea.
english.ohmynews.com /articleview/article_print.asp?menu=c10400&no=315677&rel_no=1&isPrint=print   (1408 words)

 Quartermaster Operations 1st Cavalry Division, Korea 1951
When the 1st Cavalry Division linked up with the UN forces that had landed at Inchon, Quartermaster trucks were the first convoys over the road.
A sharp drop in temperature accompanied the movement to the north, necessitating reclothing the entire division as it moved and fought.
Turnover of division Quartermaster personnel has approximated 40 per cent in eight and one-half months of operations; only two men have lost their lives, one a battle casualty, the other in a motor accident.
www.qmmuseum.lee.army.mil /korea/1stcav_qm.htm   (2689 words)

 US Army | 2nd Infantry Division : Home
The annual 2007 Korea Stamp Exhibition, which started in 1945, was held in the Pacific Hall, COEX, Samsung-dong by the Ministry of Information and Communication Aug. 1-5.
TIGER TRAINING AREA, Republic of Korea - The CH-47 Chinook helicopter, notorious for its transportation use, was at the center of the United States Forces Korea Joint Patient Evacuation Exercise 28 Aug, as a casualty evacuation vehicle.
This updated commander's intent is for all members of the 2nd Infantry Division team — soldiers, airmen, noncommissioned...
www-2id.korea.army.mil   (415 words)

 The US Korea Policy, Division of Korea and The April 3rd Insurrection
In contrast, Korea's former master Japan was defeated in the World War II and there was no native authority groomed by Japan in place when the 'liberation' came.
It was a government of Korea, for Korea and by Koreans.
Truman that Korea was the most ideal place for communism and recommended that Japanese-owned properties in Korea be appropriated as war trophies by the US Government in order to prevent the Korean people from taking possession.
www.kimsoft.com /1997/43kang1.htm   (2689 words)

 Eyewitness 15: Korea Divided - 1948
Korea adopts the old Korean flag and the national anthem and so they are now forbidden in N. Korea.
US advisers would be attached to every Korean army division headquarters and US generals would have the command control of the Rhee's army.
Among the rebels are Park Jung Hee (the future president) and his brother (who escapes to N Korea).
www.kimsoft.com /korea/eyewit15.htm   (921 words)

 FrontPage magazine.com :: Who Is Behind Lynne Stewart? by Michael Tremoglie
In November 1986, Deirdre Griswold, an IAC executive, declared that North Korea was a socialist success story because there was no poverty, famine, or homelessness in North Korea.
The United States which is chiefly responsible for the division of Korea keeps almost 40,000 troops in South Korea, staging various war maneuvers and mercilessly killing innocent people, he noted.
He demanded the U.S. troops be withdrawn from South Korea at once, taking their lethal weapons with them.
www.frontpagemag.com /Articles/ReadArticle.asp?ID=3340   (1526 words)

 2nd Infantry Division (2id), Korean War Veterans Alliance HQ
If you or someone you know served with or was attached to the 2ID during the three year Korean War, click on and print MS Word application.
You will be informed about our reunions, tours to Korea and for the 50th Anniversary of our Korea War Battles called Korea 2000 being held both in the states and Korea.
While it is a story of one infantry regiment, its experiences have been shared by the many regiments that fought on this rugged peninsula in actions as ferocious and desperate as any in the anneals of history.
www.2id.org   (1601 words)

 3rd Infantry Division Photographs-Korea
It was the Third that led the drive north to the Iron Triangle in central Korea.
Prisoners swept up by the 3rd were astounded to learn the division had crossed the entire peninsula and gone into battle almost overnight.
The photos of Korea- show notations " Hamhung North Korea- Hell Hole" on one; there are photos of his unit cooking in what seems to be a fox hole; one of him and another Am.
www.warfoto.com /3rdsocietyphotos4.htm   (2532 words)

 Monthly Review Press | Korea by Martin Hart-Landsberg
According to Cold War history, South Korea emerged from the conflict to create a prosperous and dynamic economy, while U.S. troops served as the nation's peacekeepers.
By careful scrutiny of U.S. policy in Asia and the history of Korean struggles for independence, Hart-Landsberg identifies the true motivations and origins of U.S. aims in Korea, showing how U.S. foreign policy opposed popular movements in the South and actually sought the division of the peninsula.
That policy set in motion separate political processes in North and South Korea that resulted in a cultural tragedy for the Korean people and turned the Korean peninsula into a potentially explosive trouble spot.
www.monthlyreview.org /korea.htm   (402 words)

 China Post 1 - Korea Memorial Division
A thanks to all from JRL, soon to be, Past Commander of the Korean Memorial Division of CP1.
He was the U.S. Army counterintelligence analyst whose Pentagon office was struck by a hijacked jetliner on Sept. 11, 2001, has died of an illness while serving in Iraq.
The Connecticut flag should remain lowered through sundown of the day of his internment which is yet to be determined.
www.chinapost1.org /divisions/korea/index.asp   (576 words)

 China Post 1 - Korea Memorial Division
A thanks to all from JRL, soon to be, Past Commander of the Korean Memorial Division of CP1.
He was the U.S. Army counterintelligence analyst whose Pentagon office was struck by a hijacked jetliner on Sept. 11, 2001, has died of an illness while serving in Iraq.
The Connecticut flag should remain lowered through sundown of the day of his internment which is yet to be determined.
chinapost1.org /divisions/korea   (576 words)

 Truman Museum & Library: The Korean War
Developed by the Truman Library staff, this web site draw its material from the Library's collection and from the collections of other institutions and individuals from around the nation.
A Conference on Korea and Its Unsettled Legacy -- October 23, 2003
Radio Report to the American People on Korea and on U.S. Policy.
www.trumanlibrary.org /whistlestop/study_collections/korea/large/index.htm   (176 words)

 Korea: National Division and Cultural Identity - - SIT Study Abroad
Korea: National Division and Cultural Identity - - SIT Study Abroad
Examine the geopolitics that have shaped the divided Korean peninsula, the cultural bridge between neighboring China and Japan.
Fifty years after civil war, the two Koreas still face each other across a heavily fortified demilitarized zone.
www.sit.edu /studyabroad/program_content/contents.cfm?include=krr_index.html&progCode=ssa.krr   (200 words)

 Asian Reading Room (Area Studies, Asian Division, Library of Congress)
The Asian Reading Room is the primary public access point for researchers seeking to use the Asian collections of the Library of Congress in the many languages of Asia.
The reading room covers the area from the South Asian subcontinent and Southeast Asia to China, Japan, Korea, and Mongolia.
With over 2.8 million books, periodicals and newspapers, a large number of manuscripts, and electronic media, the collections are the most comprehensive sources of Asian language materials outside of Asia.
www.loc.gov /rr/asian   (178 words)

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