Korea-South

Country Korea-South
Capital Seoul
Continent Asia
Currency South Korean won(KRW)
Languages Korean, Chungcheong, Gyeongsang, Jeju, Jeolla & Seoul

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An independent Korean state or collection of states has existed almost continuously for several millennia. Between its initial unification in the 7th century - from three predecessor Korean states - until the 20th century, Korea existed as a single independent country. In 1905, following the Russo-Japanese War, Korea became a protectorate of imperial Japan, and in 1910 it was annexed as a colony. Korea regained its independence following Japan's surrender to the United States in 1945. After World War II, a Republic of Korea (ROK) was set up in the southern half of the Korean Peninsula while a Communist-style government was installed in the north (the DPRK). During the Korean War (1950-53), US troops and UN forces fought alongside soldiers from the ROK to defend South Korea from DPRK attacks supported by China and the Soviet Union. An armistice was signed in 1953, splitting the peninsula along a demilitarized zone at about the 38th parallel. Thereafter, South Korea achieved rapid economic growth with per capita income rising to roughly 14 times the level of North Korea. In 1993, KIM Young-sam became South Korea's first civilian president following 32 years of military rule. South Korea today is a fully functioning modern democracy. In June 2000, a historic first North-South summit took place between the South's President KIM Dae-jung and the North's leader KIM Jong Il. In October 2007, a second North-South summit took place between the South's President ROH Moo-hyun and the North Korean leader. Harsh rhetoric and unwillingness by North Korea to engage with President LEE Myung-bak following his February 2008 inauguration has strained inter-Korean relations.

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South Korea Launches Military Exercise for Islets Also Claimed by Japan - The New York Times
  1. South Korea Launches Military Exercise for Islets Also Claimed by Japan  The New York Times
  2. Expanded South Korean military drills around disputed island draw Japanese protest  Reuters
  3. South Korea starts drills at Japan-claimed islands  DW (English)
  4. South Korea begins annual war games to defend against Japan  Yahoo News
  5. South Korea Holds Military Drills at Islets Disputed With Japan  Bloomberg
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South Korea begins military drills around disputed island amid feud with Japan.



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A competition by Wellington's Weta Workshop asked artists to imagine a future world where humans meet aliens.



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The Payments Association of South Africa and the South African Banking Risk Information Centre have stated that no security breaches in local SWIFT systems ...



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SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea said on Wednesday that it would provide 50,000 tons of rice to North Korea, in the hope that the humanitarian aid will help ...



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Many people in South Korea have never forgiven Japan for wartime atrocities, resulting in periodic trade disputes.



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Choe In-guk's parents were the South's most well-known defectors and their son has reportedly followed suit.



A new trade war is brewing among US allies Japan and South Korea - QuartzA new trade war is brewing among US allies Japan and South Korea  Quartz

Japan and South Korea, two of the US's closest allies in Asia, are locked in a trade dispute that threatens both crown jewel Samsung Electronics and the global ...



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Among the many high-profile meetings at the G-20 summit at Osaka, one of the most critical was one that never happened: a sit down between the host country, ...



South Korea fires warning shots at Russian military aircraft - BBC NewsSouth Korea fires warning shots at Russian military aircraft  BBC News

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South Korea said that two projectiles launched by North Korea Thursday were a "new type of short-range missile" and posed a "military threat" which risked ...



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South Korea Announces $8 Million Aid Package for North - The New York TimesSouth Korea Announces $8 Million Aid Package for North  The New York Times

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