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  North Korea - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In the aftermath of the Japanese occupation of Korea which ended with World War II in 1945, Korea was left occupied by the Soviet Union north of the 38th Parallel and by the United States south of the 38th parallel.
North Korea is on the northern portion of the Korean Peninsula.
To its west are the Yellow Sea and Korea Bay, and to the east is the Sea of Japan (East Sea of Korea).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/North_Korea   (4358 words)

  
 Korea - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The peninsula is currently divided into North Korea and South Korea, and borders China to the northwest and Russia to the northeast, with Japan situated to the southeast across the Korea Strait.
After the unification of the Three Kingdoms of Korea by Silla in 676, Korea was ruled by a single government and maintained political and cultural independence, despite the Mongol invasions of the Goryeo Dynasty in the 13th century and Japanese invasions of the Joseon Dynasty in the 16th century.
Korea's classical literature came into being in the context of local beliefs, and the in the wake of Taoism, Confucianism and Buddhism, with a dominance of the latter.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Korea   (3313 words)

  
 Korea - Simple English Wikipedia
Korea is a nation in the eastern part of Asia.
Korea is famous for its traditional food with the name kimchi.
Korea was a colony of Japan from the year 1910 to the year 1945.
simple.wikipedia.org /wiki/Korea   (1200 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.
The US was the primary driver in the establishment and initial sustenance of the South Korea government in the 1950s; however, since the 1990s the two nations have often been at odds with regard to their policy towards North Korea.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/South_Korea   (3900 words)

  
 Politics of North Korea Encyclopedia Article @ NaturalResearch.org (Natural Research)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
North Korea is widely considered a Communist state in the Western world, but the government has formally replaced references to Marxism-Leninism in its constitution with the locally developed concept of Juche, or self-reliance.
North Korea's current constitution (its fifth) was written in September 1998, replacing the one previously adopted in 1972.
As relations with the PRC and the Soviet Union loosened towards the end of the Cold War, North Korea developed an ideology, Juche, based upon a high degree of economic independence and the mobilization of all the resources of the nation to defend against foreign powers seen as a threat to the country's sovereignty.
www.naturalresearch.org /encyclopedia/Politics_of_North_Korea   (1555 words)

  
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Society-KOREA "Korea was one of the earliest of the present-day nations of the world to emerge and remain clearly on the map of history.
The total area of Korea is 84,822 square miles, of which 38,022 square miles are in the South and 46,800 square miles are in the North.
North Korea on the other hand, with 57 percent of the land area but less than one-third of the population, had by far the larger part of the peninsula's industry plus ample hydroelectric resources.
lucy.ukc.ac.uk /EthnoAtlas/Hmar/Cult_dir/Culture.7854   (1617 words)

  
 Asia Times Online :: Korea News and Korean Business and Economy, Pyongyang News
North Korea could soon join the ranks of the world's full-fledged nuclear powers if it successfully tests a warhead, as it is threatening to do.
North Korea's conventional armed forces are impressive on paper - including the largest special operations force in the world - but lack the logistic support, technological infrastructure and mobility that would make them as effective in war.
Efforts to isolate North Korea further are meaningless in the aftermath of the bombing of Qana in Lebanon.
www.atimes.com /atimes/Korea.html   (1947 words)

  
 KOREA ANIMAL PROTECTION SOCIETY | HOME
The plight of companion animals in South Korea (dogs and cats) is an especially urgent and neglected cause that we have chosen to focus most of all our energies upon these past decades.
We strongly feel that the protection of companion animals in South Korea is an important foundation for the protection and welfare of all animals.
The CARE facility is designed to raise Korean society's awareness, respect and compassion for animals and the environment as well as to advocate the benefits and rewards of the human/companion animal relationship through education, promotion and the humane treatment of animals.
www.koreananimals.org   (1280 words)

  
 Korea:Country Web Pages   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Korea began actively promoting its environmental technologies in the early 1990s when the government identified environmental goods and services (EGandS) as one of several strategic national industries.
Health spending as a share of GDP in Korea is the lowest among OECD countries, more than three percentage points lower than the OECD average of 8.9%.
The focus of the project is on the interaction between HEIs and recognised regions in terms of national administration.
www.oecd.org /korea   (371 words)

  
 The Korea Herald : The Nation's No.1 English Newspaper
Korea's exports have picked up more than expected, and purchasing power improved for the first time in recent months, easing widespread concern that the economy is entering a downturn.
According to data released yesterday by the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Energy, Korea's total volume of exports rose 18.7 percent in August from a year earlier, despite high oil prices and a firmer won against the dollar.
SK Telecom Co., Korea's top mobile carrier, yesterday announced plans to accelerate the application of high-speed...
www.koreaherald.co.kr   (312 words)

  
 GI Korea's ROK Drop Blog
U.S. Forces Korea personnel did not answer queries on what legal assistance the military provides its troops when they end up in the Korean legal system, whether the military can take any action if legal services are inadequate, and whether USFK has had translator problems in the past.
Ah yes, improving the quality of English education given to students in Korea is not as important as a Korean teachers "honor".  Anyway it sounds like a good idea, it's a better plan than declaring a jihad against foreign English teachers.
¿Korea in the World as Seen through Statistics¿, an annual report published by the National Statistical Office on Monday, says Korea raked 12th with GDP rising 15.7 percent from the previous year to US$787.5 billion in 2005.
jetiranger.tripod.com /BLOG   (3037 words)

  
 Korean War
Under the terms of the Treaty of Portsmouth: (i) The Liaotung Peninsula and the South Manchurian Railway went to Japan; (ii) Russia recognized Korea as a Japanese sphere of influence; (iii) The island of Sakhalin was divided into two; (iv) The Northern Manchuria and the Chinese Eastern Railway remained under Russian control.
Once in control of South Korea, representatives of the United Nations began peace talks with the North Korean government on 8th July 1951.
During their time in Korea Hardy and Cameron made three picture stories, the most dramatic of these being the record of General MacArthur's landing at Inchon, the port of Seoul.
www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk /USAkorea.htm   (4398 words)

  
 South Korea Travel Information | Lonely Planet Destination Guide
Off the southwest corner of the peninsula, this marine national park is made up of over 1700 islands.
South Korea is a country swathed in green, prodding its stony fingers skyward, and the Koreans are a people obsessed with nature, and with mountains in particular.
On ferries heading in or out of South Korea, you'll see people wearing small pieces of sticking plaster behind their ears.
www.lonelyplanet.com /worldguide/destinations/asia/south-korea   (222 words)

  
 Korea WebWeekly   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The parties are trying to reach agreement on a set of principles to guide negotiations that will lead to the dismantling of Pyongyang's nuclear program and the threat it poses of a destabilizing North Korean nuclear weapons arsenal.
This movie from North Korea is about a North Korean spy ring's exploits in South Korea during the Korean War.
This lounge is for people residing in or planning on residing in, or visiting Korea.
www.kimsoft.com /korea.htm   (476 words)

  
 Korea Maps - Perry-Castañeda Map Collection - UT Library Online
Korean Peninsula Government of The Republic of Korea.
[Seoul to Eui-chu] Se-ul to Eui-chu 1912 from Northern China, The Valley of the Blue River, Korea.
[Seoul to Pusan] Se-ul to Pu-san 1912 from Northern China, The Valley of the Blue River, Korea.
www.lib.utexas.edu /maps/korea.html   (467 words)

  
 DYNAMIC-KOREA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
President Roh Moo-hyun for the Republic of Korea stressed on Aug 31(Thursday) that there is no problem in the ROK-U.S. alliance, saying that there is no problem in USFK support, which will not be redu...
The chief negotiator Chun Young-woo for the Republic of Korea (ROK) to the six-party talks said August 30 (Wednesday) that he met with the U.S. high-ranking officials to discuss major issues between S...
Ambassador Lee Tae-sik for the Republic of Korea to the United States recently stressed that the Korea-US alliance is strong, earning the distinction of one of the most successful alliances in history...
www.dynamic-korea.com   (703 words)

  
 Korea
OR, (2) North Korea's development of weapons is a threat that can be contained for now.
OR, (3) North Korea's development of weapons is not a threat to the United States at all.”
"The U.S. is working on a diplomatic solution to convince North Korea to allow UN weapons inspectors back into the country and to abide by the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty, which seeks to control the spread of nuclear weapons in the world.
www.pollingreport.com /korea.htm   (1359 words)

  
 Digital Chosunilbo (English Edition) : Daily News in English About Korea
The U.S. has shelved plans to move its forces headquarters in Korea from Seoul¡¯s Yongsan to Pyeonbgtaek after deciding to cede sole wartime operational control of Korean troops to Seoul, it emerged Thursday.
Korea¡¯s third largest home appliance maker Daewoo Electronics will likely be taken over by a foreign company.
Daewoo Electronics was the first in Korea to mass-produce PDP TVs in 1997 and owns some 10,000 domestic and foreign patents.
english.chosun.com   (516 words)

  
 Life in Korea: Korea travel, culture, shopping, information, communities
This is the historice testified partition of the Korean Peninsula and the Cold War.
Korea's long history, agrarian culture, and mix of religions provide a multitude of different festivals and holidays throughout the year.
On June 25, 1950, North Korea invaded South Korea, starting a bloody war lasting more than 3 years and involving more than 20 countries.
www.lifeinkorea.com   (408 words)

  
 Study Abroad in Korea with World Link Education - Learn Korean Language in Korea: Courses and Programs at Language ...
Master Korean in Seoul, the capital of South Korea.
Situated in one of the most mountainous regions in the world, South Korea offers breathtaking scenery including plunging coastlines, undulating hills, valleys and coastal plains.
Study Korean with WLE and be immersed in the Korean language, culture and way of life.
www.wle-korea.com   (311 words)

  
 The Korea Times   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
South Korea has already begun reviewing an action plan for North Korea's possible tests of its nuclear weapons, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Ban Ki-moon said in Seoul yesterday...
US Should Meet Halfway With NK North Korea and the United States, despite their lack of trust towards each other, could resolve their nuclear standoff...
The United States has asked that South Korea completely abolish its tariffs on agricultural products, including rice, over the next 10 years in order to conclude...
times.hankooki.com   (367 words)

  
 The Korean Blog List - Korean related weblogs written in English
They may be written by Koreans or non-Koreans, but they all have one thing in common.
These are some of the books and resources that I have found personally useful when learning Korean...
If you can, buy this in Korea where it's considerably cheaper than online at Amazon.
korea.banoffeepie.com   (493 words)

  
 Korea.net: the Korean Government's Official English Website   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Korea's economy not losing steam, growth momentum maintainable: Minister
The first chestnuts of the year, harvested in Jinju, South Gyeongsang Province, are displayed at Hanaro Club, a retail store run by the National Agriculture Cooperative Federation, Friday (Sept. 1), about a month before Chuseok, Korean Thanksgiving which falls on Oct. 6.
The official homepage of the Korean government provides daily news on South Korea,
www.korea.net   (359 words)

  
 Gateway to Korea
This is our collection of WWW links related to Korea as of November 1, 1996.
However, since the routing to and within Korea is still unstable, from time to time you may experience time-outs from some of the servers.
Korea Institute of Machinery and Metals, Thermal and Refrigeration Lab
www.han.com /gateway.html   (1127 words)

  
 Official USFK Web Site   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The defense structure in Korea was eventually overtaken by the professional growth and development of the Republic of Korea’s (ROK) armed forces.
As early as 1965 it was recognized that what worked in the war could be significantly improved by increasing ROK participation in the planning structure.
However, it was not until 1978, as a bilateral agreement related to the planned U.S. ground combat force withdrawal of that time (subsequently canceled in 1981), that the senior headquarters in Korea was organized, as a combined staff.
www.korea.army.mil   (2146 words)

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