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's Surprisingly Bad Economy Threatens Moon’s Political Future - Bloomberg
  1. South Korea's Surprisingly Bad Economy Threatens Moon’s Political Future  Bloomberg
  2. The North-South Dialogue: RIP or Can It Be Resuscitated?  38 North
  3. After Meeting Kim, Putin Supports North Korea on Nuclear Disarmament  The New York Times
  4. Kim's right-hand man sidelined after North Korea-U.S. talks failed: South Korea lawmaker  Reuters
  5. South Korea ready to facilitate third Trump-Kim summit - The Jakarta Post  Jakarta Post
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Argus provides commodity news and insights from around the world, illuminating the markets.



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U.S. Army aviation crews helped douse a wildfire in South Korea.



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Quarter after quarter, LG continually loses money on its smartphone division. The company's tried to shake things up, such as moving away from being ...



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BTS talked to CBS about the likely possibility they will serve in South Korea's military as part of the country's mandatory *service* requirement.



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Malaysia football legend Soh Chin Aun has said that a coach from Korea Republic or Japan will be the right candidate to manage the Malaysia national football ...



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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said the breakdown in talks with the United States has raised the risks of reviving tensions, and he is only interested in ...



South Korea: North Korea Officials Return to Liaison Office | Time - TIMESouth Korea: North Korea Officials Return to Liaison Office | Time  TIME

(SEOUL, South Korea) — South Korea said some North Korean officials returned to an inter-Korean liaison office on Monday, three days after the North abruptly ...



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It's up to Seoul to bridge the gap between Washington and Pyongyang.



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Despite improving Seoul-Pyongyang relations, Trump's meeting with Kim in Vietnam might worry South Korea.



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