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  • North and South

  • KoreaNorth and South Korea occupy the Korean PeninsulaNorth Korea is very mountainousSouth Korea has much more farmland than the North

  • North and South Korea at night

  • KoreaCame under dominance of China around 100 BCECopied much of Chinese culture including Confucianism, Buddhism, and writingThe Kingdom of the Silla controlled the peninsula for hundreds of yearsThe Yi dynasty lasted from 1392 - 1910

  • KoreaKorea was annexed by Japan in 1910 and remained under Japanese control until the end of WWIIThe Japanese in the North were disarmed by the Soviets and in the South by the USJapanese soldiers being disarmed by Americans in South Korea after WWII

  • KoreaIn North Korea, the Soviets established a communist government and armyThe US did very little to build up the SouthIn 1950, North Korea invaded South Korea starting the Korean War

  • KoreaThe Korean War pitted North Korean and Communist Chinese troops against UN troops led by USThe war ended in stalemate and a cease-fire that exists to this dayUS and North Korean officers face-to-face at Panmunjeom

  • South KoreaSouth Korea has developed a democratic governmentIt is one of the Asian Tigers strong, high tech economyThe capital and biggest city is SeoulAllied with the US US soldiers maintain a presence in South KoreaSeoul at Night

  • North KoreaNorth Korea is considered communist but is really a dictatorship (dynastic)North Korea is poor and backwardThe army is the 4th largest in the worldThe North operates many labor camps for political enemiesPossesses nuclear weaponsKim Il Sung Eternal LeaderKim Jong-il Eternal ChairmanKim Jong-un