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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Introduction

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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Korea-South - Wikipedia
Korea-South - CIA World Fact Book
Korea-South - BBC
Korea-South - Timeline - BBC

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Explained: Why UN Command found North and South Korea in violation of armistice agreement at border - The Indian ExpressExplained: Why UN Command found North and South Korea in violation of armistice agreement at border  The Indian Express

US and South Korea reach agreement to fund Koreans working for US Forces Korea - CNNUS and South Korea reach agreement to fund Koreans working for US Forces Korea  CNN

South Korea to Reopen WTO Complaint Over Japan Trade Curbs - The DiplomatSouth Korea to Reopen WTO Complaint Over Japan Trade Curbs  The Diplomat

?‘Tell Me Who My Mother Is’: A Korean Adoptee Seeks Her Roots - The New York Times?‘Tell Me Who My Mother Is’: A Korean Adoptee Seeks Her Roots  The New York Times

South Korea announces $29 billion third stimulus budget to fight virus misery - Reuters IndiaSouth Korea announces $29 billion third stimulus budget to fight virus misery  Reuters India

Global report: Wuhan doctor who worked with whistleblower dies - The GuardianGlobal report: Wuhan doctor who worked with whistleblower dies  The Guardian

Geopolitical drama: Fans swoon over North, South Korea romance - Al Jazeera EnglishGeopolitical drama: Fans swoon over North, South Korea romance  Al Jazeera English

What’s Behind South Korea’s COVID-19 Exceptionalism? - The AtlanticWhat’s Behind South Korea’s COVID-19 Exceptionalism?  The Atlantic

South Korea grapples with church-linked new virus cases - Anadolu AgencySouth Korea grapples with church-linked new virus cases  Anadolu Agency

South Korea Agrees to Attend G-7, While Putin Seeks More Information - The Wall Street JournalSouth Korea Agrees to Attend G-7, While Putin Seeks More Information  The Wall Street Journal

Race for 6G: South Korea and China off to early leads - Nikkei Asian ReviewRace for 6G: South Korea and China off to early leads  Nikkei Asian Review

South Korea reaches 6.34 million 5G subscribers - RCR Wireless NewsSouth Korea reaches 6.34 million 5G subscribers  RCR Wireless News

The Latest: South Korea reprorts 49 new cases of COVID-19 - Marin Independent JournalThe Latest: South Korea reprorts 49 new cases of COVID-19  Marin Independent Journal

Asia Today: India reports 8,000 new cases; South Korea 27 - KPRC Click2HoustonAsia Today: India reports 8,000 new cases; South Korea 27  KPRC Click2Houston

Donald Trump's move to invite India, Russia, Australia, South Korea to attend G-7 summit riles China - Economic TimesDonald Trump's move to invite India, Russia, Australia, South Korea to attend G-7 summit riles China  Economic Times

South Korea provides 500K face masks to VA - dailytimes.comSouth Korea provides 500K face masks to VA  dailytimes.com

Brothers' Home: South Korea's 1980s 'concentration camp' - BBC NewsBrothers' Home: South Korea's 1980s 'concentration camp'  BBC News

North Korea breakthrough: South Korea President concocts plan to restore relations - Express.co.ukNorth Korea breakthrough: South Korea President concocts plan to restore relations  Express.co.uk

A Peninsula of Paradoxes: South Korean Public Opinion on Unification and Outside Powers - Carnegie Endowment for International PeaceA Peninsula of Paradoxes: South Korean Public Opinion on Unification and Outside Powers  Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

More Than A Month After Maryland Purchased COVID-19 Tests From South Korea, Lawmakers Still Have Concerns - CBS BaltimoreMore Than A Month After Maryland Purchased COVID-19 Tests From South Korea, Lawmakers Still Have Concerns  CBS Baltimore

Danggeun Market, the South Korean secondhand marketplace app, raises $33 million Series C - TechCrunchDanggeun Market, the South Korean secondhand marketplace app, raises $33 million Series C  TechCrunch

The Latest: South Korea urges vulnerable people to stay home - WFMJThe Latest: South Korea urges vulnerable people to stay home  WFMJ

Asia Today: South Korean leader urges calm as cases rise - ABC NewsAsia Today: South Korean leader urges calm as cases rise  ABC News

Hill+Knowlton Strategies gains major tourism account in South Korea - PRWeekHill+Knowlton Strategies gains major tourism account in South Korea  PRWeek

South Korean Students Return to School Amid Pandemic - TIMESouth Korean Students Return to School Amid Pandemic  TIME

Samsung to add new memory chip line in South Korea as COVID-19 boosts demand - CNASamsung to add new memory chip line in South Korea as COVID-19 boosts demand  CNA

North Korean Military Criticizes South Korea for 'Reckless' Air Force, Navy Exercises - The DiplomatNorth Korean Military Criticizes South Korea for 'Reckless' Air Force, Navy Exercises  The Diplomat

South Korea protests border gunfire it says North started - The Spokesman-ReviewSouth Korea protests border gunfire it says North started  The Spokesman-Review

North and South Korean troops exchange fire along border - Bellefontaine ExaminerNorth and South Korean troops exchange fire along border  Bellefontaine Examiner

South Korean shipbuilder shares jump on $20bn Qatar deal - Financial TimesSouth Korean shipbuilder shares jump on $20bn Qatar deal  Financial Times

COVID-19: How an office outbreak in South Korea shows that protecting workers is vital for relaxing lockdown - World Economic ForumCOVID-19: How an office outbreak in South Korea shows that protecting workers is vital for relaxing lockdown  World Economic Forum

Coronavirus: South Korea closes schools again after biggest spike in weeks - BBC NewsCoronavirus: South Korea closes schools again after biggest spike in weeks  BBC News

Why South Korea Is Breaking The Bank To Build Its KF-X Stealth Fighter - Yahoo NewsWhy South Korea Is Breaking The Bank To Build Its KF-X Stealth Fighter  Yahoo News

South Korea jumps more than 2% as optimism over reopening economies buoys investor sentiment in Asia - CNBCSouth Korea jumps more than 2% as optimism over reopening economies buoys investor sentiment in Asia  CNBC

South Korea trials QR codes for tracking, Parisians enjoy cafes again - Bendigo AdvertiserSouth Korea trials QR codes for tracking, Parisians enjoy cafes again  Bendigo Advertiser

UN probe: North and South Korea violated armistice in gunfire exchange - Military TimesUN probe: North and South Korea violated armistice in gunfire exchange  Military Times

How South Korea prevented a coronavirus disaster—and why the battle isn’t over - National GeographicHow South Korea prevented a coronavirus disaster—and why the battle isn’t over  National Geographic

Another US soldier tests positive for coronavirus after arriving in South Korea - Stars and StripesAnother US soldier tests positive for coronavirus after arriving in South Korea  Stars and Stripes

South Korea Bourse May Crack Resistance At 2,100 Points - NasdaqSouth Korea Bourse May Crack Resistance At 2,100 Points  Nasdaq

South Korea reports 23 new coronavirus cases - Times of IndiaSouth Korea reports 23 new coronavirus cases  Times of India

The Latest: South Korea prez says surge no reason to panic - ABC NewsThe Latest: South Korea prez says surge no reason to panic  ABC News

Renewed outbreaks in South Korea, Germany and China show continued risk as more countries seek to reopen - CNNRenewed outbreaks in South Korea, Germany and China show continued risk as more countries seek to reopen  CNN

South Korea is likely to emerge from coronavirus a strong beacon for democracy - ABC NewsSouth Korea is likely to emerge from coronavirus a strong beacon for democracy  ABC News

New South Korean Outbreak Reignites Homophobia - Foreign PolicyNew South Korean Outbreak Reignites Homophobia  Foreign Policy

Yes, Those Were Sex Dolls Cheering On a South Korean Soccer Team - The New York TimesYes, Those Were Sex Dolls Cheering On a South Korean Soccer Team  The New York Times

The Latest: South Korea reports 27 new virus cases - WGEMThe Latest: South Korea reports 27 new virus cases  WGEM

'It isn't over': South Korea records 34 new Covid-19 cases, the highest in a month - The Guardian'It isn't over': South Korea records 34 new Covid-19 cases, the highest in a month  The Guardian

Korea South East Power Co bans Australian testing lab from coal tenders - ReutersKorea South East Power Co bans Australian testing lab from coal tenders  Reuters

The two countries that show life beyond lockdown isn't what people think it will be - CNNThe two countries that show life beyond lockdown isn't what people think it will be  CNN

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The Latest: South Korea reiterates proposal to North Korea - 570 NewsThe Latest: South Korea reiterates proposal to North Korea  570 News

In South Korea And China, Loosening Restrictions Brings Coronavirus Resurgence - NPRIn South Korea And China, Loosening Restrictions Brings Coronavirus Resurgence  NPR

6-Year-Old Tests Positive For Coronavirus, Complicating South Korea's School Reopening Plans - Forbes6-Year-Old Tests Positive For Coronavirus, Complicating South Korea's School Reopening Plans  Forbes

South Korean farmers embrace hi-tech methods - Al Jazeera AmericaSouth Korean farmers embrace hi-tech methods  Al Jazeera America

K-League football season kicks-off in South Korea - Olympic ChannelK-League football season kicks-off in South Korea  Olympic Channel

Anti-gay backlash feared in South Korea after coronavirus media reports - The GuardianAnti-gay backlash feared in South Korea after coronavirus media reports  The Guardian

South Korea’s Early Coronavirus Wins Dim After Rash of New Cases - The Wall Street JournalSouth Korea’s Early Coronavirus Wins Dim After Rash of New Cases  The Wall Street Journal

What South Korea's Nightclub Outbreak Can Teach Other Countries as They Reopen - TIMEWhat South Korea's Nightclub Outbreak Can Teach Other Countries as They Reopen  TIME

How South Korea stopped COVID-19 early - The Japan TimesHow South Korea stopped COVID-19 early  The Japan Times

The Latest: US Marines arrive in Australia despite pandemic - KTTCThe Latest: US Marines arrive in Australia despite pandemic  KTTC

South Korea's coronavirus outbreak in Seoul's club scene shows the dangers of stigma during a pandemic - ABC NewsSouth Korea's coronavirus outbreak in Seoul's club scene shows the dangers of stigma during a pandemic  ABC News

Want to Scale Up in South Korean Market? Apply for the K-Startup Grand Challenge 2020 - TechCityWant to Scale Up in South Korean Market? Apply for the K-Startup Grand Challenge 2020  TechCity

Coronavirus: How South Korea 'crushed' the curve - BBC NewsCoronavirus: How South Korea 'crushed' the curve  BBC News

Coronavirus: Germany, South Korea report new cases as countries ease restrictions - Globalnews.caCoronavirus: Germany, South Korea report new cases as countries ease restrictions  Globalnews.ca

Inside South Korea's Vibrant Illegal Underground Car Scene - RoadandTrack.comInside South Korea's Vibrant Illegal Underground Car Scene  RoadandTrack.com

The Latest: UN body calls for action on debt amid pandemic - WKOWThe Latest: UN body calls for action on debt amid pandemic  WKOW

Coronavirus cases have dropped sharply in South Korea. What's the secret to its success? - Science MagazineCoronavirus cases have dropped sharply in South Korea. What's the secret to its success?  Science Magazine

This is how South Korea contained COVID-19 - World Economic ForumThis is how South Korea contained COVID-19  World Economic Forum

How South Korea Flattened the Coronavirus Curve - The New York TimesHow South Korea Flattened the Coronavirus Curve  The New York Times

South Korea is reporting intimate details of COVID-19 cases: has it helped? - Nature.comSouth Korea is reporting intimate details of COVID-19 cases: has it helped?  Nature.com

South Korea is going through deep social, economic change - The EconomistSouth Korea is going through deep social, economic change  The Economist

North Korea Fires Missiles Before South Korea's Election - The New York TimesNorth Korea Fires Missiles Before South Korea's Election  The New York Times

South Koreans vote in national elections amid virus fears - Times of IndiaSouth Koreans vote in national elections amid virus fears  Times of India

South Korean Leader Said Coronavirus Would ‘Disappear.’ It Was a Costly Error. - The New York TimesSouth Korean Leader Said Coronavirus Would ‘Disappear.’ It Was a Costly Error.  The New York Times

Why North Korea wants nothing to do with South Korea - CNNWhy North Korea wants nothing to do with South Korea  CNN

South Korea took rapid, intrusive measures against Covid-19 – and they worked - The GuardianSouth Korea took rapid, intrusive measures against Covid-19 – and they worked  The Guardian

South Korea confirms first case of new coronavirus in Chinese visitor - ReutersSouth Korea confirms first case of new coronavirus in Chinese visitor  Reuters

South Korea's Moon: 'Desperate need' to improve North Korea ties - Al Jazeera EnglishSouth Korea's Moon: 'Desperate need' to improve North Korea ties  Al Jazeera English

South Korean Leader Considers Letting Its Tourists Visit North Korea - The New York TimesSouth Korean Leader Considers Letting Its Tourists Visit North Korea  The New York Times

Coronavirus privacy: Are South Korea's alerts too revealing? - BBC NewsCoronavirus privacy: Are South Korea's alerts too revealing?  BBC News

South Korea Confident That Rumors of Kim Jong-un Illness Are Wrong - The New York TimesSouth Korea Confident That Rumors of Kim Jong-un Illness Are Wrong  The New York Times

Combating COVID-19: Lessons from South Korea - Brookings InstitutionCombating COVID-19: Lessons from South Korea  Brookings Institution

South Korea's City Of Daegu Changes Tactics To Control COVID-19 Surge : Goats and Soda - NPRSouth Korea's City Of Daegu Changes Tactics To Control COVID-19 Surge : Goats and Soda  NPR

South Korea Offers a Lesson in Best Practices - Foreign Affairs MagazineSouth Korea Offers a Lesson in Best Practices  Foreign Affairs Magazine

North Korea Launches 2 Unidentified Projectiles, South Korea Says - The New York TimesNorth Korea Launches 2 Unidentified Projectiles, South Korea Says  The New York Times

North Korea v South Korea: Match was 'like war', says South - BBC NewsNorth Korea v South Korea: Match was 'like war', says South  BBC News

South Korea's coronavirus cases rise to 6,767 with most cases traced to church - Economic TimesSouth Korea's coronavirus cases rise to 6,767 with most cases traced to church  Economic Times

Coronavirus: South Korea 'emergency' measures as infections increase - BBC NewsCoronavirus: South Korea 'emergency' measures as infections increase  BBC News

North Korea blasts South's 'insulting' dramas and films - BBC NewsNorth Korea blasts South's 'insulting' dramas and films  BBC News

How South Korea Triumphed, and the US Floundered, Over the Pandemic - The NationHow South Korea Triumphed, and the US Floundered, Over the Pandemic  The Nation

Beyond North Korea: Fractures in the US-South Korea Alliance - The DiplomatBeyond North Korea: Fractures in the US-South Korea Alliance  The Diplomat

South Korea says detected North Korea missile fire 'inapproriate' amid coronavirus - CNBCSouth Korea says detected North Korea missile fire 'inapproriate' amid coronavirus  CNBC

Is Kim Jong-un Ailing? South Korea Disputes Report Saying He Is - The New York TimesIs Kim Jong-un Ailing? South Korea Disputes Report Saying He Is  The New York Times

South Korea declares 'war' on coronavirus as cases approach 5,000 - Times of IndiaSouth Korea declares 'war' on coronavirus as cases approach 5,000  Times of India

S Korea's smartphone apps tracking coronavirus won't stop buzzing - Al Jazeera EnglishS Korea's smartphone apps tracking coronavirus won't stop buzzing  Al Jazeera English

South Korea’s coronavirus success story underscores how the U.S. initially failed - The Washington PostSouth Korea’s coronavirus success story underscores how the U.S. initially failed  The Washington Post

South Korea has 'passed the peak' of the coronavirus outbreak, health minister hopes - CNNSouth Korea has 'passed the peak' of the coronavirus outbreak, health minister hopes  CNN

2019 coronavirus: The Korean clusters - Reuters.com2019 coronavirus: The Korean clusters  Reuters.com

Coronavirus in South Korea: How 'trace, test and treat' may be saving lives - BBC NewsCoronavirus in South Korea: How 'trace, test and treat' may be saving lives  BBC News

Coronavirus and South Korea: How lives changed to beat the virus - BBC NewsCoronavirus and South Korea: How lives changed to beat the virus  BBC News