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  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 is a democratic republic with powers shared between the president, legislature, and judiciary.
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.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/South_Korea   (3906 words)

  
 South Korea - MSN Encarta
South Korea, country in northeastern Asia that occupies the southern portion of the Korea Peninsula; officially known as the Republic of Korea.
South Korea is bounded on the north by North Korea; on the east by the East Sea (Sea of Japan); on the southeast and south by the Korea Strait, which separates it from Japan; and on the west by the Yellow Sea.
The nation of South Korea was established in 1948 following the post-World War II partitioning of Korea between the occupying forces of the United States in the south and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) in the north.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761562354/Korea_South.html   (671 words)

  
 South Korea travel guide - Wikitravel
The border between North and South Korea is considered the most heavily fortified border in the world, and while some crossings have occurred at the truce village of Panmunjeom, one of the cases (a Soviet defector in 1984) was shot at by both sides and, although he survived, you might not be so lucky.
South Korea is small enough that flying is more of a luxury than a necessity, with the notable exception of connections to the island of Jeju.
Motels in South Korea are generally very cheap hotels targeted at young couples aiming to spend 'time' together away from their elders, complete with plastic beds, occasionally vibrating, with strategically placed mirrors on the ceiling, as well as a VCR and a variety of appropriate videos.
wikitravel.org /en/South_Korea   (7976 words)

  
 Politics of South Korea - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Politics of South Korea takes place in a framework of a presidential representative democratic republic, whereby the President is the head of government, and of a pluriform multi-party system.
An overview on elections and election results is included in Elections in South Korea.
South Korea elects on national level a head of state – the president – and a legislature.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Politics_of_South_Korea   (613 words)

  
 South Korea - South Korean Geert Hofstede Cultural Dimensions Explained
South Korea's closest correlation to another country in the Hofstede survey is to El Salvador's values of PDI=66 IDV=19 MAS=40 UAI=94.
South Korea's highest Hofstede Dimension is Uncertainty Avoidance (UAI) at 85, indicating the society’s low level of tolerance for uncertainty.
South Korea is very unusual in this respect, as all other Asian countries have a very low Christian population, with Hong Kong being the next highest at only 10%.
www.geert-hofstede.com /hofstede_south_korea.shtml   (972 words)

  
 South Korea (08/06)
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   (4054 words)

  
 CBC News Indepth: South Korea
A South Korean soldier stands guard in front of the wire fence of the heavily mined Demilitarized Zone between the two Koreas, in Paju, north of Seoul, Sept. 18, 2002.
The provisional government in exile of the Republic of Korea is established in Vladivostok, Shanghai and Seoul.
South Korean soldiers walk between fence and barbed wire as they patrol against a possible North Korean attack, north of Seoul, near the border village of the Panmunjom, South Korea, Jan. 1, 2003.
www.cbc.ca /news/background/southkorea   (900 words)

  
 Korea, South
It is mountainous in the east; in the west and south are many harbors on the mainland and offshore islands.
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.
www.infoplease.com /ipa/A0107690.html   (1282 words)

  
 Overview - South Korea Military Agencies
Korea was promised military assistance of one hundred million dollars as well as the construction of an M-16 manufacturing facility.
South Korea's deployment of army and marine units to South Vietnam in the 1960s and 1970s demonstrated its commitment to meeting its obligations under the treaty.
South Korea and the United States jointly managed the South Korean tactical air control system, which had wartime responsibility for North Korean airspace and the entire South Korean coastline.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/world/rok/intro.htm   (2426 words)

  
 South Korea News
South Korea Wednesday warned China against distorting the history of an ancient Korean kingdom or else face worsening ties.
South Korea and Japan resumed negotiations Monday over the boundaries around a cluster of islets, but expectations of a breakthrough were low.
The attention of South Korean officials once again focused on the whereabouts of North Korea's reclusive leader Kim Jong Il amid media reports he may be secretly visiting China to meet President Hu Jintao.
www.topix.net /world/south-korea   (699 words)

  
 BBC NEWS | World | Asia-Pacific | Country profiles | Country profile: South Korea
When the leaders of South and North Korea shook hands on the tarmac of Pyongyang airport in June 2000, it was possible to forget that their two countries were still technically at war, as they have been since 1953 when their conflict ended without a peace agreement.
Since their division, South Korea has developed into one of Asia's most affluent countries and a leading exporter of cars and electronic goods while the North has slipped into totalitarianism and poverty.
South Korea has resisted international calls for sanctions against the North and since the late 1990s it has pursued a "sunshine" policy of engagement.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/world/asia-pacific/country_profiles/1123668.stm   (807 words)

  
 BBC SPORT | Football | World Cup 2006 | South Korea 2-1 Togo
South Korea took their time to get going before finally overcoming the resistance of 10-man Togo.
South Korea have won their World Cup opening match for the second consecutive time.
South Korea have conceded the first goal in 17 of their 22 World Cup matches.
news.bbc.co.uk /go/rss/-/sport2/hi/football/world_cup_2006/4852752.stm   (565 words)

  
 South Korea - Republic of Korea - ROK - Taehan-min'guk - Han'guk   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
South Korea - Republic of Korea - ROK - Taehan-min'guk - Han'guk
Destination South Korea, a virtual travel guide to the southern part of Choson, the "land of morning calm".
Location: Korea is a peninsula country in Northeast Asia bordering China and Russia to the north, and Japan to the southeast.
www.nationsonline.org /oneworld/korea_south.htm   (1082 words)

  
 South Korea News.Net
South Korea will try to tackle one of its lingering problems--a chaotic street and address system--through a new open-source project.
Korea is among the least conducive countries for starting a new business, a study finds.
South Korea News.Net is part of an international network of news sites, dedicated to the major regions, countries and cities of the world.
southkoreanews.net   (1108 words)

  
 NationMaster - Statistics on Korea, South. 3623 facts and figures, stats and information on South Korean economy, ...
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.
www.nationmaster.com /country/ks   (544 words)

  
 South Korea - Atlapedia Online   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
It is bound by North Korea to the north, the Yellow Sea to the west as well as the Korea and Cheju Straits to the south.
The four largest rivers in South Korea are the Han, Kum, Naktong and Somjin with all of these rivers subject to flooding.
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.
www.atlapedia.com /online/countries/korea_s.htm   (1529 words)

  
 south korea map and map of south korea information page
Five years later, in 1950, South Korea was attacked by North Korea, but that aggression was defeated with military help from the United States.
North and South Korea are as different as fl and white when economies, living conditions and personal freedoms are compared, but on the Korean Peninsula today there are millions of people still hoping for the eventual reunification of their common culture and extended families.
South Korea is bordered by North Korea, and by the Yellow Sea, East Sea (Sea of Japan) and the Korea Strait.
www.worldatlas.com /webimage/countrys/asia/kr.htm   (822 words)

  
 Discount Hotels South Korea - Secure Reservation Service
The Republic of Korea (South Korea) occupies the southern half of the Korean peninsula in East Asia.
Mountains cover 70% of Korea's land area and almost two-thirds are covered in forest, making the peninsula one of the most mountainous regions in the world.
Located on the south-eastern tip of South Korea, Pusan is the second largest city in Korea and its largest port.
www.hotelclub.net /hotel.reservations/South_Korea.htm   (420 words)

  
 SOUTH KOREA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
Japan occupied Korea from 1910 to 1945, and your card may be interpreted as a reference to this period.
Blue is a lucky colour in South Korea and is a suitable colour for a gift or for wrapping paper.
In Korea, the human relationship which exists between the parties to a contract is more important than the legal document itself.
www2.gol.com /users/coynerhm/south_korea_etiquette.htm   (1069 words)

  
 BBC SPORT | WORLD CUP | South Korea
South Korea coach Guus Hiddink is to negotiate with PSV Eindhoven about the vacant manager's job.
Song Chong-Gug scores at the death for South Korea but it is not enough as Turkey win the third-place play-off 3-2.
While the South Korea coach refuses to be drawn about his future, he has no shortage of suitors in Europe and beyond.
news.bbc.co.uk /sport3/worldcup2002/hi/team_pages/south_korea/default.stm   (252 words)

  
 Online NewsHour: Breaking the Ice -- April 10, 2000
Report on South Korea and the impact of the Asian economic crisis.
I think that it should be recalled, first of all, that North Korea participated fully in the negotiations that led to the 1991-1992 basic accords, far-reaching accords that call for a new era of peaceful coexistence between the two Koreas.
Those are the three objectives they will take to the talks with South Korea, assuming these talks occur, and of course, we're saying that this is a historic event when actually it's an event that has not yet occurred, and it remains to be seen whether it will.
www.pbs.org /newshour/bb/asia/jan-june00/korea_4-10.html   (2176 words)

  
 ESPNsoccernet: South Korea Team Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
Japan and South Korea will be hoping to get their Asian Cup 2007 qualifying campaigns back on track on Wednesday after stumbling performances over the weekend.
South Korea coach Pim Verbeek, who late last month said he would go with youth for an Asian Cup preliminary game against Taiwan, has opted instead for a final squad of the tried-and-trusted.
Switzerland said luck was on their side in the 2-0 World Cup win over South Korea which gave them top spot in Group G on Friday.
soccernet.espn.go.com /team?id=451&cc=5901   (346 words)

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