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Topic: Politics of South Korea


  
  Encyclopedia: Politics of South Korea   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
South Chungcheong is a province in the west of South Korea.
South Jeolla is a province in the southwest of South Korea.
South Gyeongsang is a province in the southeast of South Korea.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Politics-of-South-Korea   (3175 words)

  
 South Korea - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
South Korea, officially the Republic of Korea (Hangul: 대한민국, Daehan Minguk listen [▶]), is a country located in East Asia, in the southern half of the Korean Peninsula.
Korea forms a peninsula that extends some 1,100 km from the Asian mainland, flanked by the Yellow Sea and the Sea of Japan (East Sea), and terminated by the Korea Strait and the East China Sea to the south.
South Korea's chaebol are often compared with Japan's keiretsu business groupings, the successors to the pre-war zaibatsu ("chaebol" and "zaibatsu" are Korean and Japanese pronunciations of the same Chinese characters).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/South_Korea   (3412 words)

  
 South Korea - Open Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Korea forms a peninsula that extends some 1,100 km from the Asian mainland, flanked by the Yellow Sea ("West Sea") to the west and the East Sea/Sea of Japan to the east, and terminated by the Tsushima Strait and the South Sea (East China Sea) to the south.
South Korea's (current) capital and largest city is Seoul in the northwest, other major cities include nearby Incheon, central Daejeon, Gwangju in the southwest and Daegu and Busan in the southeast.
Political, social and economic instability in South Korea have driven many South Koreans to emigrate to foreign countries, particularly the United States and Canada.
open-encyclopedia.com /South_Korea   (1879 words)

  
 South Korea - Gurupedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Korea forms a peninsula that extends some 1,100 km from the Asian mainland, flanked by the Yellow Sea to the west and the Sea of Japan to the east, and terminated by the Tsushima Strait and the East China Sea to the south.
South Korea's capital and largest city is Seoul in the northwest, other major cities include nearby Incheon, central Daejeon, Gwangju in the southwest and Daegu and Busan in the southeast.
Political, social and economic instability in South Korea have driven many South Koreans to emigrate to foreign countries, amongst which the friendship, freedom and opportunities provided by the United States and Canada render popularity.
www.gurupedia.com /s/so/south_korea.htm   (1454 words)

  
 Asia Times - News and analysis from Korea; North and South
Politics in Korea's last monarchy, the Chosun dynasty (1392-1910), was a vicious "winner-take-all" affair.
Two of the biggest news stories emerging from South Korea this year highlight the country's retrograde politics: the impeachment and acquittal of the nation's leftist president Roh Moo-hyun, and the Roh administration's current proposal to establish a truth commission to unearth pro-Japanese collaborators during Japanese colonial rule.
The persistence of the past and the absence of a genuine liberal political culture in South Korea are deeply troubling.
www.atimes.com /atimes/Korea/FI04Dg01.html   (987 words)

  
 Asia Society: Publications - President Roh Moo-hyun and the New Politics of South Korea
South Korea’s phenomenal recovery from the 1997 financial crisis and continuing economic growth also bolster the confidence of the 20/30 generation, which prides itself in being different from its elders who had to survive years of destitution in the 1950s and the 1960s.
South Korea is now confronted with the daunting task of harmonizing growing nationalistic sentiment with its deeply embedded position in a world of highly interdependent trade, security, and finance.
South Korea and its allies need to diversify their channels of communication and multiply their levels of cooperation and exchange.
www.asiasociety.org /publications/update_korea2.html   (6375 words)

  
 South Korea   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Korea forms a peninsula that extends some 1,100 km from the Asian mainland, flanked by the Yellow Sea (West Sea) to the west and the East Sea (Sea of Japan) to the east, and terminated by the Korea Strait and the East China Sea (South Sea) to the south.
South Korea's chaebol are often compared with Japan's keiretsu business groupings, the successors to the pre-war zaibatsu.
South Korea's national language is Korean, a distinct language that linguists have not firmly categorized in any language grouping.
www.worldhistory.com /wiki/S/South-Korea.htm   (4028 words)

  
 The Two Korea's
South Korea’s history is filled with decades of economic, political and social repression.
Korea was immediately divided into two: the United States occupied the southern portion of the country and the former U.S.S.R occupied the northern part.
South Korea’s political and economic landscape has been marred by corruption and embezzlement for decades.
www.ctv.ca /generic/WebSpecials/korea/index_skorea_feature.html   (475 words)

  
 South Korea (08/05)
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).
South Korea is a republic with powers shared between the presidency, the legislature and the judiciary.
South Korea’s judicial system comprises a Supreme Court, appellate courts, and a Constitutional Court; the judiciary is independent under the constitution.
www.state.gov /r/pa/ei/bgn/2800.htm   (3705 words)

  
 South Korea - POLITICS
The public relations campaign--roundly scored by Roh's political rivals--portrayed the former four-star general and division commander (he had helped Chun depose the army chief of staff in December 1979) as a simple, "ordinary man" who would bring about a society in which other ordinary people could live comfortably and more affluently.
Kim's campaign used the "man of experience" theme and was structured around small meetings (especially outside his native South Ch'ungch'ong Province), some larger rallies, and carefully chosen television spots financed from the coffers of the Fraternal Association of National Revitalization and by other affluent and conservative South Koreans.
Political cartoonists could easily make light of the latter practice, probably because it had been many years since the votes of South Koreans, even in rural areas, had been swayed by simple gifts such as a bowl of rice wine or a pair of rubber shoes.
countrystudies.us /south-korea/66.htm   (1725 words)

  
 AllRefer.com - South Korea - The Military in Politics | South Korean Information Resource
Student participation in politics or coverage of student political activities in the press were subject to the same punishment.
Aside from the visible social unrest caused by political suppression and economic recession, the opposition camp had reason to become emboldened in its criticism of the government in 1979.
This was not the situation in South Korea, where students had already toppled a government in 1960.
reference.allrefer.com /country-guide-study/south-korea/south-korea32.html   (1634 words)

  
 Politics in South Korea - History Forum
But they resent the economic and political dominance of giant family-controlled business conglomerates, known as chaebol; their feelings towards the United States, a crucial ally, range from ambivalent to hostile; and they would rather deal with North Korean threats by placating its prickly regime than by standing up to it.
The minister was referring to the seven-nation South Asian Free Trade Area and the ASEAN Free Trade Area being established by the 10-nation Association of South East Asian Nations.
South Asia has a population of more than 1.3 billion and Southeast Asia is home to 500 million people.
www.simaqianstudio.com /forum/index.php?showtopic=1671   (3463 words)

  
 SignOnSanDiego.com > News > Politics -- South Korea cautiously welcomes Bush's warning to 'world's most dangerous ...
SEOUL, South KoreaSouth Korea cautiously welcomed President Bush's warning to "the world's most dangerous regimes" Wednesday, calling it a signal for North Korea to resume talks on its nuclear weapons programs.
South Korea's Foreign Ministry said the wording underlined Washington's consistent hard-line stand against weapons of mass destruction and that Bush hasn't dramatically changed his stance since he branded those countries, along with Iraq, the axis of evil two years ago.
South Korea applauded Bush for contrasting their case with that of Iraq, toppled by a U.S.-led invasion.
www.signonsandiego.com /news/politics/20040120-2011-stateofunion-world.html   (366 words)

  
 2004_Parliamentary_elections_of_South_Korea   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The conservative Grand National Party, which supported the impeachment of Roh, suffered a loss of support, but won a majority in North Gyeongsang and South Gyeongsang regions and retained the 100 seats necessary to block constitutional changes.
The Democrat Labour Party won only 10 seats, but this was considered a great triumph considering that South Koreans are traditionally anti-communist and against left-wing policies.
The United Liberal Democrats, a regional party based on North Chungcheong and South Chungcheong regions, has lost support since its leader, Kim Jong-pil, did not contest the last presidential election.
www.apawn.com /search.php?title=2004_Parliamentary_elections_of_South_Korea   (278 words)

  
 Politics & Government - South Korea - Pull Forces Out?
Speaking of technology, S. Korea wouldn't be thriving as it is today without the aid of America.
If S. Korea wants to be wussies and buy their protections from the North with their bribes and the so-called "Sunshine" policy, then let them.
But at the same time, get our troops out of there so that even if the South do get nuked by their pesky neighbors to the north, no American lives would be loss in vain.
forum.pcvsconsole.com /viewpost.php?pid=71023   (476 words)

  
 Asiaweek.com | Politics & Power: South Korea | 11/5/99
Rather than having an open debate, politicians prefer to huddle in a small room and bargain." But she expresses hope in the younger generation of leaders, who she feels are less tied to the cozy, corrupt ways of the past.
For Nam, the scourge of Korean politics is regionalism.
The tendency to rally around a single leader from one's own province, he says, contributes to the "neverending one-man rule in Korean political parties," as typified by the practice whereby the party boss nominates all the candidates during elections.
www.asiaweek.com /magazine/99/1105/leader.skorea.html   (736 words)

  
 POLITICS-SOUTH KOREA: Frustration Rises after Impeachment Vote
The reference to North Korea was meant as a criticism of what some say is Roh's weak position on the North's nuclear development programme.
The impeachment - the first in South Korea's history - has triggered more fury than favour for opposition lawmakers, who control three-quarters of seats in the National Assembly, and voted on Friday by 193 to two in favour of impeachment.
For others, what is frustrating about the political fracas is how elected lawmakers, meant to represent South Korea's citizens, are using their power without their consent - for their own political aims -- to kick out a president that majority elected in 2002.
www.ipsnews.net /interna.asp?idnews=22851   (1005 words)

  
 Business Asia: Foreign funds look past India's politics - South Korea
Political confusion has not deterred foreign investors, who appear willing to brave the political risk in order to pick up good stocks on the cheap.
India is set for a long spell of rule by a caretaker government after the country's independent poll authority declared that a general election could not be held before September.
The Election Commission's announcement capped several feverish days of thrust and parry by the nation's leading political parties after parliament was disbanded on April 26.
www.findarticles.com /cf_dls/m0BJT/9_7/55143009/p1/article.jhtml   (550 words)

  
 Politics & Government - South Korea - Pull Forces Out?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The United States has alot of self-interest at heart by being in South Korea.
Thinking that it's simply because South Korea asked us to be there is naive.
What's been going on for the last 50 years is essentially a cease fire, not an official end to hostilities.
forum.pcvsconsole.com /viewpost.php?pid=71016   (280 words)

  
 Politics of South Korea -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Politics of South Korea -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article
Chief of State: (Click link for more info and facts about President of South Korea) President of South Korea (Click link for more info and facts about Roh Moo-hyun) Roh Moo-hyun (since 25 February 2003) (suspended from March 12 to May 14, 2004 while the Constitutional Court deliberated Roh's impeachment vote in the National Assembly.)
(A republic in the southern half of the Korean Peninsula; established in 1948) South Korea
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/p/po/politics_of_South_Korea.htm   (1006 words)

  
 Global Beat Syndicate: North Korea's objective
Honolulu, HA – North Korea is either trying once again to influence ROK domestic politics or, by pure coincidence, is trying to create an international crisis by threatening to restart its frozen nuclear reactor.
North Korea knows that Washington-Seoul relations are currently under considerable strain, exacerbated by the continued fallout over a tragic traffic accident last June in which two South Korean teenagers were killed.
The best way for that to happen is for North Korea to respond positively to the international community's demand to end its various nuclear weapons program and come into full compliance with its international obligations.
www.nyu.edu /globalbeat/syndicate/cossa122302.html   (711 words)

  
 South Korea WWW Virtual Library   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
For studies of South Korea's politics and economy, 1961 is the stopping point; for South Korean foreign relations, coverage continues through the 1965 treaty with Japan and the Vietnam War.
The Choson dynasty of Korea, which lasted over 500 years, is one of the world's longest lasting and most stable royal lines.
Korea with a population of 44 million, is the first Asian tiger to join OECD and a Gross Domestic Product larger than ten of the 15 states in the European Union.
www.duke.edu /~myhan/s-sk.html   (1946 words)

  
 Broadband Penetration and Participatory Politics: South Korea Case   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
This paper examines the potential impact of the Internet on the political process in a young democracy.
South Korea’s broadband penetration rate is four times higher than the United States, 60 times higher than the United Kingdom and twice that of Canada.
As the world’s leader in broadband penetration and Internet usage, the South Korean case illustrates the potential impact of widespread Internet access on the democratization process in developing countries.
csdl2.computer.org /persagen/DLAbsToc.jsp?resourcePath=/dl/proceedings/&toc=comp/proceedings/hicss/2004/2056/05/2056toc.xml&DOI=10.1109/HICSS.2004.1265301   (338 words)

  
 South Korea encyclopedia : Cultural Information , Maps, South Korea politics and officials, South Korean History. ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
During the Korean War (1950-1953), US and other UN forces intervened to defend South Korea from North Korean attacks supported by the Chinese.
Thereafter, South Korea achieved rapid economic growth with per capita income rising to roughly 18 times the level of North Korea.
South Korea has maintained its commitment to democratize its political processes.
www.koreaiworld.com   (395 words)

  
 South Korea
1637 - 17 Apr 1895 Korea a tributary of (Qing [Manchu]) China.
15 Aug 1948 Republic of Korea (South Korea)
Note: Emperors are listed with their personal name followed by their temple name (myoho, by which rulers are generally referred to), posthumous style (si), and era name (nyonho).
www.worldstatesmen.org /Korea_South.htm   (1875 words)

  
 Politics of South Korea
Political parties include the Uri Party, Grand National Party (GNP), Democratic Labour Party (KDLP), Millennium Democratic Party (MDP) and United Liberal Democrats (ULD).
Supreme Court, justices are appointed by the president subject to the consent of the National Assembly
You have a part-time job and that's better than no job at all.
www.brainyencyclopedia.com /encyclopedia/p/po/politics_of_south_korea.html   (649 words)

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