American Culture And The Korean War Essay

1427 Words Mar 22nd, 2016 null Page
Many cultures have been inspired by the Unites States, however South Korea has shown Americanization characteristics while still maintaining their own unique traditions. They have learned and are fascinated by the American lifestyle by their differences of religions, traditions, and media. In Korea, the culture is mainly impacted by several values: the importance of family roles, their fine cuisine, and their popular music. Korea is a peninsular country located in the Far East, adjacent to China. Korea has an enormous about of history, dating back to 5,000 years ago. According to Korean mythology, all Koreans are descended from the gods and of the founder of the country, Tangun. But what does Korea have to do with Americans? After the first wave of Korean immigrants, the second wave brought in approximately 17,000 Koreans to the United States. Most of the immigrants were children and wives of military that escaped the Korean War. The Korean War started on June 25, 1950, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, or North Korea, covered by the Soviet Union., attacked South Korea, who had alliances with the United States, and demolished the peninsular. The United States sent their troops to help end the war. After the Korean War ended, the Soviet Union and the United States decided to split the county in half; thus making the division of North and South Korea that is still seen today. When the war subsided, some Americans decided to stay in South Korea. The soldiers that…

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