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In the News (Thu 15 Nov 18)

  
  History of South Korea
Korea experienced many invasions by its larger neighbors in its 2,000 years of recorded history.
With declining Chinese power and a weakened domestic posture at the end of the 19th century, Korea was open to Western and Japanese encroachment.
In 1987, South Korea was able to hold its first democratic elections in many years.
www.historyofnations.net /asia/southkorea.html   (481 words)

  
  History of South Korea - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
South Korea's history began with the division of the peninsula by US-Soviet agreement in the late summer of 1945.
While the de jure sovereignty of Korea was considered to be held by the Provisional Government of the Republic of Korea based in China, U.S. leaders chose to ignore its legitimacy, partly due to belief that it was communist-aligned.
After the armistice, South Korea experienced political turmoil under years of autocratic leadership of Syngman Rhee, which was ended by student revolt in 1960.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/History_of_South_Korea   (2672 words)

  
 South Korea - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
South Korea, officially known as the Republic of Korea, is an East Asian state on the southern half of the Korean Peninsula.
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.
South Korea's relations with Japan continue to be turbulent, primarily due to a number of Korean-Japanese disputes stemming from Japanese occupation in addition to other Japanese war atrocities against Asians.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/South_Korea   (3618 words)

  
 History of South Korea information - Search.com
South Korea's history began with the division of the peninsula by US-Soviet agreement in the late summer of 1945.
While the de jure sovereignity of Korea was considered to be held by the Provisional Government of the Republic of Korea based in China, U.S. leaders chose to ignore its legitimacy, partly due to belief that it was communist-aligned.
After the armistice, South Korea experienced political turmoil under years of autocratic leadership of Syngman Rhee, which was ended by student revolt in 1960.
www.search.com /reference/History_of_South_Korea   (2733 words)

  
 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Wiman Joseon
He was the first figure in the history of Korea who was recorded in documents of the same age.
The Three Kingdoms period in Korea is usually considered to run from the 4th century CE until Sillas triumph over Goguryeo in 668.
A typical propaganda image from the DPRK Following World War II, Korea, which had been a colonial possession of Japan since 1910, was occupied by the Soviet Union (in the north) and the United States (in the south).
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Wiman-Joseon   (1002 words)

  
 South Korea   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Korea forms a peninsula that extends some 1 100 km the Asian mainland flanked by the Yellow Sea the west and the East See(Sea of to the east and terminated by the Strait and the East China Sea to south.
South Korea's capital and largest is Seoul in the northwest other major cities nearby Incheon central Daejeon Gwangju in the southwest and Daegu and Busan in the southeast.
Korea's population is one of the most and linguistically homogenous in the world with only minority being a small Chinese community.
www.freeglossary.com /South_Korea   (1786 words)

  
 South Korea - HISTORY
As is true of all countries, Korea's geography was a major factor in shaping its history; geography also influenced the manner in which the inhabitants of the peninsula emerged as a people sharing the common feeling of being Koreans.
Although North Korea presented numerous proposals for peaceful unification after signing the truce, none was premised on the notion of the continuation of the existing South Korean government, which made the proposals unacceptable to Seoul.
South Korea's leaders were determined to keep their society free from communism, while North Korea's leaders were committed to the cause of bringing "people's democratic revolution" to the south.
www.mongabay.com /reference/country_studies/south-korea/HISTORY.html   (18058 words)

  
 Extraordinarily high rates of male circumcision in South Korea: history and underlying causes
As the supposed initiation of circumcision in South Korea is so well defined (1945-1950 [3]), it is the only country where the first generation of those who are circumcised and those practicing circumcision are still alive.
In South Korea, most circumcisions are performed in local clinics by practising medical doctors; thus to determine how the present situation arose, 267 practitioners were surveyed to ascertain their basic knowledge of and beliefs about circumcision and phimosis, whether they themselves were circumcised, and why they recommended circumcision.
The history of circumcision in Korea was examined by undertaking a large-scale detailed study of >5000 males of all ages up to 92 years, and by questioning 267 practising medical doctors about their basic understanding of circumcision.
www.cirp.org /library/cultural/pang1   (3201 words)

  
 TDS; Passports, Visas, Travel Documents
Korea was under Mongolian occupation from 1231 until the early 14th century and was repeatedly ravaged by Chinese (government and rebel) armies.
Armed uprisings in the South and clashes between southern and northern forces along the 38th parallel began and intensified during 1948-50.
Neither the United States nor South Korea is a signatory of the armistice per se, though both adhere to it through the UNC.
www.traveldocs.com /kr/history.htm   (1618 words)

  
 South Korea (01/07)
Korea has experienced one of the largest rates of emigration, with ethnic Koreans residing primarily in China (1.9 million), the United States (1.52 million), Japan (681,000), and the countries of the former Soviet Union (450,000).
The Republic of Korea (commonly known as "South Korea") is a republic with powers nominally shared among the presidency, the legislature, and the judiciary, but traditionally dominated by the president.
South Korea is now the United States’ seventh-largest trading partner and is the 11th-largest economy in the world.
www.state.gov /r/pa/ei/bgn/2800.htm   (4017 words)

  
 South Korea History & South Korea Culture | iExplore.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The first civilization in Korea was centered on the state of Choson which developed in the northwest corner of the peninsula in the second century BC.
Until the early 1980s, South Korea was governed by a series of dictatorships, both civilian and military, under which political dissent led to imprisonment.
Korea (Rep) is one of the so-called ‘tiger economies’ of the Pacific Rim, which underwent rapid growth and industrialization from the 1960s onwards and forged a major presence in world export markets.
photonet.iexplore.com /dmap/South+Korea/History   (1631 words)

  
 South Korea - History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
South Korea and North Korea took distinctly different paths of development after they were divided.
By 1990 North Korea had emerged as a staunch communist society, while South Korea was evolving into a liberal democracy after many years of military dictatorship.
As is true of all countries, Korea's geography was a major factor in shaping its history; geography also influenced the manner in which the inhabitants of the peninsula emerged as a people sharing the common feeling of being Koreans.
countrystudies.us /south-korea/2.htm   (676 words)

  
 Asia Times - News and analysis from Korea; North and South
SEOUL - South Korea and China, on the 12th anniversary of their diplomatic relations, struggled to an uneasy and probably temporary compromise Tuesday over the ancient kingdom of Koguryo, claimed by Korea as one of its three founding kingdoms and apparently by China as a province of the Middle Kingdom.
South Korean officials, in what they described as "a first step", said China had promised on Tuesday not to make assertions of sovereignty, not to make historical claims about the kingdom in its textbooks, and to end any such claims by the central and provincial governments.
In the intensifying uproar against China from South Korea, China dispatched its new vice foreign minister, Wu Dawei, to Seoul on Sunday, with the Beijing government's promise not to distort the Koguryo history in its textbooks.
www.atimes.com /atimes/Korea/FH25Dg01.html   (1392 words)

  
 History of South Korea Information
The History of South Korea begins with the division of the Korean Peninsula in 1945 into North Korea and South Korea by US-Soviet agreement in the late summer of 1945.
The portion of the peninsula south of the 38th parallel came under American military jurisdiction for three years.
While the de jure sovereignty of Korea was considered to be held by the Provisional Government of the Republic of Korea based in China, U.S. leaders chose to ignore its legitimacy, partly due to belief that it was communist-aligned.
www.bookrags.com /History_of_South_Korea   (2547 words)

  
 A short history of Korea (South)
Since the second century BC Korea is under control of Manchuria and from the first century BC China controls the area.By the first century AD, the Korean Peninsula is divided into the kingdoms of Shilla, Koguryo and Paekche.
Korea is occupied by the Mongols between 1231 and 1261, but independence is regained that last year.
Initial hopes for a unified, independent Korea quickly evaporate as the politics of the Cold War and domestic opposition to the trusteeship plan result in the 1948 establishment of two separate nations with diametrically opposed political, economic, and social systems.
www.electionworld.org /history/korea-south.htm   (1119 words)

  
 South Korea - History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The US scheme in South Korea allowed for compensation, and land redistribution limited to three hectares per person; former Japanese-owned land was also redistributed.
In October 1983, several members of the South Korean cabinet were killed by a bomb at the Martyrs' Mausoleum in Burma during a state visit; arriving late, President Chun escaped the bomb blast.
This significant step met one of the requirements of North Korea and was necessary for inspections of their territory to be made.
gbgm-umc.org /country_profiles/countries/kor/History.stm   (2106 words)

  
 The history of the Republic of Korea
The history of the Republic of Korea (Taehan Min`guk, ROK)
The retrospective history of the Republic of Korea
The working-class history of the Republic of Korea
www.hartford-hwp.com /archives/55a/index-a.html   (107 words)

  
 History of South Korea - Definition, explanation
Kim Dae-jung pursued the "Sunshine Policy," a series of efforts to reconcile with North Korea, which culminated in the summit talk with North Korean leader Kim Jong-il, for which Kim Dae-Jung was awarded the Nobel Prize for peace in 2000.
A history of Korea from 2333 BC to the present, courtesy of South Korea's Office of the Prime Minister.
Bibliography on archaeology and history of Korea by Kenneth Robinson of the Center for Korean Studies at the University of Hawai'i.
www.calsky.com /lexikon/en/txt/h/hi/history_of_south_korea.php   (973 words)

  
 CHAEBOL OF SOUTH KOREA
There were family-owned enterprises in Korea in the period before 1961 but the particular state-corporate alliance came into being with the regime of Park Chung Hee (1961-1979).
The chaebol benefited greatly from this arrangement but the nature of the economic system of South Korea was closer to a centrally planned socialist state than the capitalism that it purported to be.
In the late 1960's Hyundai was given the contract to construct the 260 mile highway between the capital Seoul and the second largest city of South Korea, Pusan, on the southern coast of the Korean peninsula.
www2.sjsu.edu /faculty/watkins/chaebol.htm   (3534 words)

  
 TAGB Tae Kwon-Do Schools in Milton Keynes and Banbury UK   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
By 700 AD the Silla Kingdom of Korea was hitting its cultural stride, littering the country with palaces, pagodas and pleasure gardens and influencing the development of Japan's culture.
Turning its back on the mean and nasty world, Korea closed its doors to outside influence until the early 20th century, thus presaging the events of the twentieth century.
Elections to decide the fate of the country were held only in the south, and when the south declared its independence, the north invaded.
tagb.idevelopers.co.uk /GA_Skorea.asp   (785 words)

  
 SOAS: SOAS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
First-year single-subject History students are required to take a minimum of two regional introductory courses, as well as 'H101 Approaches to History' which is a compulsory core course.
It is designed to introduce students to methodological aspects of the study of history in general and to provide the chronological framework of the East Asian region.
This course is designed to provide first-year students with a foundational overview of the history of the Near and Middle East from the emergence of Islam to the 20th century.
www.soas.ac.uk /departments/departmentinfo.cfm?navid=637   (759 words)

  
 An Introduction to Korea
Korea is a beautiful county with a history of over 5,000 years.
The people of Korea are very friendly and loving and are excited to try their English.
Korea is a very mountainous country with every square inch of flat ground being used for agriculture or for the cities.
media.graniteschools.org /Curriculum/korea/intro.htm   (513 words)

  
 PBS Online: Hidden Korea/History
North Korea soon became a Communist state under the influence of the Soviet Union.
South Korea declared themselves a republic in 1948 and became allies of the United States.
South Korea was devastated, its industries and agriculture ruined.
www.pbs.org /hiddenkorea/history.htm   (785 words)

  
 Korea, South: History, Geography, Government, and Culture — Infoplease.com
South Korea came into being after World War II, the result of a 1945 agreement reached by the Allies at the Potsdam Conference, making the 38th parallel the boundary between a northern zone of the Korean peninsula to be occupied by the USSR and southern zone to be controlled by U.S. forces.
The new republic was proclaimed on Aug. 15 and was recognized as the legal government of Korea by the UN on Dec. 12, 1948.
South Korea's foreign policy and future security: implications of the nuclear standoff.
www.infoplease.com /ipa/A0107690.html   (1650 words)

  
 History of South Korea - Education - Information - Educational Resources - Encyclopedia - Music
See History of Korea for a history of the Korean peninsula before the establishment of the Republic of Korea.
On August 15, 1948 the Republic of Korea was established, with Syngman Rhee as the first president; on September 9, 1948, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea was established under Kim Il Sung.
However, military coups led by Major General Park Chunghee in 1961 put South Korea under authoritarian rule for another two decades, during which South Korea achieved amazing economic growth, with per capita income rising to 13 times the level of North Korea.
www.music.us /education/H/History-of-South-Korea.htm   (871 words)

  
 When North Korea Falls   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
In short, North Korea’s potential for anarchy is equal to that of Iraq, and the potential for the deployment of weapons of mass destruction—either during or after pre-collapse fighting—is far greater.
Middle- and upper-middle-level U.S. officers based in South Korea and Japan are planning for a meltdown of North Korea that, within days or even hours of its occurrence, could present the world—meaning, really, the American military—with the greatest stabilization operation since the end of World War II.
North Korea probably reached Phase Four in the mid-1990s, but was saved by subsidies from China and South Korea, as well as by famine aid from the United States.
www.theatlantic.com /doc/200610/kaplan-korea   (2161 words)

  
 The World Factbook -- Korea, South
Korea was an independent kingdom under Chinese suzerainty for most of the past millennium.
Thereafter, South Korea achieved rapid economic growth with per capita income rising to roughly 14 times the level of North Korea.
South Korea today is a fully functioning modern democracy.
koreasouth.noggle.com   (1428 words)

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