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  South Korea - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Republic of Korea is a developed, stable, democratic republic with powers shared between the president and the legislature.
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.
Korea's population is one of the most ethnically and linguistically homogeneous in the world, with the only significant minority being a small Chinese community.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/South_Korea   (3410 words)

  
 Governments on the WWW: Korea (Republic)
Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Vienna, Austria
Honorary Consulate of the Republic of Korea in Aarhus, Denmark
Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Madrid, Spain
www.gksoft.com /govt/en/kr.html   (299 words)

  
 North Korea - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Korea was occupied by the Soviet Union north of the 38th Parallel and by the United States south of the 38th parallel, but the United States and the Soviet Union were unable to agree on implementation of Joint Trusteeship over Korea.
North Korea is on the northern portion of the Korean Peninsula that extends 1,100 km from the Asian mainland.
Mainland China and South Korea are the biggest trade partners of North Korea, with trade with China increasing 38% to $1.02 billion in 2003, and trade with South Korea increasing 12% to $724 million in 2003.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/North_Korea   (2830 words)

  
 Korea, Republic of
U.S. citizens in the Republic of Korea should review their own personal security practices, be alert to any unusual activity around their homes or businesses, and report any significant incidents to local police (tel: 112; from a cell phone: 02-112).
Nevertheless, American citizens in the Republic of Korea can minimize personal risks to themselves and their property by exercising caution and avoiding areas in which demonstrations are being held, as well as by avoiding confrontation with protestors.
An individual is a citizen of the Republic of Korea if his or her name appears on the Korean Family Census Register.
travel.state.gov /travel/skorea.html   (3728 words)

  
 Agenda 21 - Republic of Korea
The Republic of Korea contributed 5.6 million US dollars to the Global Environment Facility (GEF) during the period of 1995-1997 and is going to contribute the same amount in Korean Won during the period of 1998-2002.
To discuss the pollution problem of the Yellow Sea, which borders both the Republic of Korea and China, and to discuss movements of transboundary pollution materials in Asia, the Republic of Korea is contributing to North-East Asia environmental cooperation and is actively involved and cooperating with APEC to preserve the environment in the Asia-Pacific region.
The Republic of Korea believes that trade measures for environmental purposes and trade-related environmental policies should not be unnecessary trade barriers and disguised means of protection, but should conform to the principles of non-discrimination and the least restrictiveness, among others.
www.un.org /esa/agenda21/natlinfo/countr/repkorea/eco.htm   (7001 words)

  
 South Korea (08/05)
Korea’s population is one of the most ethnically and linguistically homogenous in the world.
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).
On August 15, 1948 the Republic of Korea (R.O.K.) was established, with Syngman Rhee as the first President; on September 9, 1948, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (D.P.R.K.) was established under Kim Il Sung.
www.state.gov /r/pa/ei/bgn/2800.htm   (3705 words)

  
 South Korea -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
To the north, the Republic of Korea borders (A communist country in the northern half of the Korean Peninsula; established in 1948; involved in state-sponsored terrorism) North Korea, with which it formed a (Click link for more info and facts about single nation) single nation until 1948.
In (The capital and largest city of South Korea; located in northwestern South Korea) Seoul the average January temperature range is -7° to 1°C (19° to 33°F), and the average July temperature range is 22° to 29°C (71° to 83°F).
South Korea shares its traditional culture with that of (A communist country in the northern half of the Korean Peninsula; established in 1948; involved in state-sponsored terrorism) North Korea.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/S/So/South_Korea.htm   (3733 words)

  
 Japan-Republic of Korea Joint Declaration A New Japan-Republic of Korea Partnership towards the Twenty-first Century
The two leaders shared the view that in order for Japan and the Republic of Korea to build solid, good-neighborly and friendly relations in the twenty-first century, it was important that both countries squarely face the past and develop relations based on mutual understanding and trust.
The two leaders shared the recognition that Japan and the Republic of Korea, which have maintained exchanges and cooperation throughout a long history, have developed close, friendly and cooperative relations in various areas since the normalization of their relations in 1965, and that such cooperative relations have contributed to the development of both countries.
The two leaders shared the view that there was a need to enhance the relations between Japan and the Republic of Korea in a wide range of areas to a balanced cooperative relationship of a higher dimension, including in the political, security and economic areas as well as in personnel and cultural exchanges.
www.mofa.go.jp /region/asia-paci/korea/joint9810.html   (1770 words)

  
 Republic of Korea   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
A Republic of Korea naval vessel LST has transported more than 1,600 tons of material and euipment through Indian and Pacific Ocean, also she accomplished B1 search operations with US Navy in the northern sea of Diego Garcia to support OEF.
Republic of Korea has deployed a Level II hospital to Manas.
Also, Korea medical detachment will be deployed to Kabul to provide medical care for the ANA trainees.
www.centcom.mil /Operations/Coalition/Coalition_pages/republicofkorea.htm   (158 words)

  
 ICL - South Korea Index
In the midst of the Cold War between the superpowers, the division became permanent with the foundation of the Republic of Korea (ROK) in the South and the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea (DPRK) in the North.
The antagonism between the two parts of Korea and their supporters led to the Korean War (1950-1953), which is seen in Korea as the biggest national tragedy and overshadowing the relations on the Korean peninsula until the present day.
Economically, the ROK is on its long way to liberalization and a market economy in which the state plays a minor role.
www.oefre.unibe.ch /law/icl/ks__indx.html   (1477 words)

  
 Agreement between the Government of Australia and the Government of the Republic of Korea concerning Cooperation in ...
Australia recognises the interest of the Republic of Korea in the economic, safe and efficient conduct of its nuclear activities for peaceful purposes.
The Korean delegation raised the question of how the requirement for prior consent under Article VIII of the Agreement would be implemented in cases where the Republic of Korea was also required to obtain consent to a retransfer, high enrichment or reprocessing of the same nuclear material from third countries.
Australia shares the Republic of Korea's interest in stable and timely supplies of nuclear material from Australia under the Agreement for the orderly and efficient operation of the Republic of Korea's nuclear energy program, in the spirit of Articles III and IV of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons.
www.austlii.edu.au /au/other/dfat/treaties/1979/5.html   (3242 words)

  
 Korea Update   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Several reports of economic activity in the first half of 2005 point out that Korea remains the 11th largest economy in the world with a projected growth rage of 4.6 percent for 2004.
Korea signed a free trade agreement with Singapore and remains focused on also establishing FTAs with Japan and the United States.
KOREA update is published by the Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Washington, D.C.
www.koreaemb.org   (435 words)

  
 South Korea Country Analysis Brief   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Meanwhile, South Korea also is exploring the possibility of a natural gas pipeline from the Kovykta natural gas deposit in the Irkutsk region of Eastern Siberia.
The two Koreas agreed in September 2001 to conduct a joint feasibility study of the pipeline project, which was approved by the companies backing the project in November 2003.
South Korea has ratified the Kyoto Protocol on greenhouse gas emissions, and while its status as a "non-Annex I state" means it has not undertaken to meet specific targets, its future plans emphasize the development of more nuclear power plants to reduce growth in carbon emissions.
www.eia.doe.gov /emeu/cabs/skorea.html   (3043 words)

  
 North Korea Country Analysis Brief   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
North Korea's economy, which remains under tight state control (collectivized agriculture and state-owned companies account for about 90% of all economic activity) grew by only 1.2% in 2002, after growing 3.7% in 2001, according to estimates by South Korea's central bank.
North Korea lacks domestic petroleum reserves, but the West Korea Bay may contain hydrocarbon reserves, as it is considered to be a geological extension of China's Bohai Bay.
North Korea is one possible route for the pipeline link to South Korea, and would be less costly than the subsea alternative.
www.eia.doe.gov /emeu/cabs/nkorea.html   (2255 words)

  
 Korea (Republic Of) Country Guide - General Information - World Travel Guide Provided By Columbus Travel Publishing   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
GEOGRAPHY: The Republic of Korea (South Korea) shares borders to the north with the demilitarised zone (separating it from the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea), to the east with the Sea of Japan (East Sea), to the south with the Korea Strait (separating it from Japan), and to the west with the Yellow Sea.
The eastern coast is rocky and steep with mountains rising from the sea.
Also Confucianism and Chundo Kyo, which is peculiar to Korea and combines elements of Shamanist, Buddhist and Christian doctrines.
www.worldtravelguide.net /data/kor/kor.asp   (394 words)

  
 Human Rights Watch: Asia : Democratic People's Republic of Korea
The Commission on Human Rights should adopt a resolution condemning North Korea (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea) for violations of rights to freedom of the press, speech, movement, and religion.
The resolution should urge reforms to North Korea’s penal code, which criminalizes the act of leaving the country without state permission as an act of treason.
Although the North Korean government has been largely silent on the landmine issue, it is clear that the government has no intention of acceding to the treaty at this time, believing that antipersonnel mines are needed for their national defense.
www.hrw.org /asia/dprkorea.php   (1227 words)

  
 Korea, North
Korea is a 600-mile (966 km) peninsula jutting out from Manchuria and China (and a small portion of the USSR).
In the 17th century, Korea became a vassal state of China and was cut off from outside contact until the Sino-Japanese War of 1894–1895.
In late December 2002, North Korea expelled UN weapons inspectors from the country and announced it could no longer agree to the terms of the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), officially withdrawing from it in January 2003.
www.infoplease.com /ipa/A0107686.html   (1514 words)

  
 MOFA: Japan-Republic of Korea Relations
Exchanges between Japan and the Republic of Korea have been active both on governmental and non governmental levels for some time, and in addition to that, the new governmental programs for exchanges based on the "Action Plan", announced by the two leaders in October 1998, has been promoted actively (e.g.
ROH, Moo Hyun, President of the Republic of Korea, and Mrs.
Visit to Japan of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Korea and Mrs.
www.mofa.go.jp /region/asia-paci/korea/index.html   (1549 words)

  
 CIA - The World Factbook -- Korea, South   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
After World War II, a republic was set up in the southern half of the Korean Peninsula while a Communist-style government was installed in the north.
Thereafter, South Korea achieved rapid economic growth with per capita income rising to roughly 14 times the level of North Korea.
Today its GDP per capita is 14 times North Korea's and equal to the lesser economies of the European Union.
www.odci.gov /cia/publications/factbook/geos/ks.html   (1459 words)

  
 Nautilus Institute for Security and Sustainability
Ruediger Frank, a Distinguished Visiting Professor at Korea University, Seoul, writes, "aside from the possibility that this might either be a temporary measure or turn out to be a misunderstanding altogether, such a move calls for some attempts at an interpretation.
The media and American analysts in particular have suggested that North Korea's declarations after the joint statement were made in bad faith.
The Korea Herald reported that with the DPRK having agreed to dismantle its nuclear weapons programs, focus is now shifting back to what kind of nuclear facilities and activities it runs, and whether it does indeed have or is capable of possessing nuclear weapons.
www.nautilus.org   (1197 words)

  
 DPRK - Democratic People's Republic of Korea
Minju Joson (Newspaper of the Government of the DPR Korea)
Tong-il Sinbo (A Newspaper of the DPR Korea on Reunification Issues)
The Rise Of The Trans-Asian Axis by Yossef Bodansky
www.kimsoft.com /dprk.htm   (256 words)

  
 U.S. Policy Toward North Korea - US Department of State
Weeks of talks among the six parties involved -- North and South Korea, China, Japan, Russia and the United States -- ended September 19 with a joint statement of principles.  "But the time has come to move from declarations to real action," Hill tells a congressional committee.
Developing an implementation plan for the accord already reached is the most urgent issue facing the six nations involved in negotiations to dismantle nuclear programs on the Korean Peninsula, says Christopher Hill, assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific affairs.
A necessary first step is a full declaration by North Korea of what nuclear programs and related equipment it has, he says.
usinfo.state.gov /eap/east_asia_pacific/north_korea.html   (333 words)

  
 South Korea Travel Information | Lonely Planet Destination Guide   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
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.
With China looming to its west and Japan nudging it from the east, it's no wonder the country has played unwilling host to centuries of war games.
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 /destinations/north_east_asia/south_korea   (195 words)

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