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    The Korean Peninsula

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    North, and agrarian South, the division has never been as hostile as it is today. Despite the collapse of the Soviet Union, and the supposed end of history which would see the liberal ideal triumph, the DPRK has continued to resist and maintain its independence to a certain degree. The Korean issue is one which is unlikely to be resolved in the near future. This is primarily due to the conflicting interests of the two major states of the Asia-Pacific region: China and the USA. Both these states have strategic interests in the Korean Peninsula issue, but neither of these states interests stress the reunification of the peninsula. Without the reunification of the peninsula, the question must be asked: what is a resolution to the Korean Peninsula issue? Within this essay I shall first explore the interests of the USA and China in relation to the issue. Then, I shall discuss the position of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. Throughout the essay I will explore non-traditional resolutions of the issue. Finally, I shall conclude by stating that the resolution of the issue is not…

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    Magenta Group Physical Geography and Climate South Korea has a total area of 99,000 square kilometers. In addition to the Peninsula connected to the mainland, it also has 3,200 islands in different sizes. One of the most famous is Chejudo, which is known as “Hawaii in the East”. Major landforms For the majority of the South Korea, the terrain is mostly mountainous, hilly, basined area and is less than 500 meters above sea level. Because Taipei Mountain Range runs along the…

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    The North Korean Economy

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    their freedom with the help of America and Soviet Union on Aug. 15, 1945. At the time, America and Soviet Union were in alliance. After regained, Korean polities reformed quickly as democracy and they tried to elect a new president. However, there had one big problem that America wanted Korea to be democracy nation, but Soviet Union Wanted Korea to be communism nation because America pursued democracy, but Soviet Union pursued communism. Therefore, people were divided into two support groups…

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    North Korea North Korea, a rogue state, continues to play an important role in the US’s geopolitical realm simply due to its location and proximity to China. The Korean Peninsula provides a natural barrier between Japan and the US, and China which makes North Korea key in ensuring China remains inaccessible to the US via the peninsula. However, North Korea continues its pursuit of its nuclear program and the continued hostilities towards South Korea and Japan. This coupled with their inhumane…

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    Korean Reunification

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    China’s cooperation and agreement is also a significant factor in bringing the Korean reunification. However, China’s support is uncertain, which this acts as a challenging factor that the United States and South Korea have to solve. Although China used to have a very close relationship with the DPRK and would stand on the DPRK’s side, their relationship has been worsening and cooling throughout the years, which China will no longer assist the DPRK in the case of the reunification. In contrast,…

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    Women In South Korea

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    Nam-Jon-Yeo-Bi is apart of a bigger concept called the Hundred Schools of Thought. In this concept women are not viewed as equals but seen as people who are home-bodies. This concept is still amazingly still viewed as acceptable in Korea for women to be only houseworkers or childcare providers. According to the Huffington Post 20 percent of married women in South Korean still follow this traditional concept of social norms. Plus only one percent of married men in South Korea take paternity leave…

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    Faction wars began in the 3rd century, with three primary Kingdoms vying for power: Goguryeo, Baekje, and Silla. The Silla Kingdom was able to successfully conquer the other two kingdoms, and drove out all of the Chinese Tang Dynasty forces, unifying the Korean Peninsula for the first time, in 676. Although this unification led to rapid economic growth and prosperity, conflict continued both from within the Korean Peninsula and from the threat of the Chinese to the North. Over the next…

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    The Korean Nuclear Crisis

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    North Korea. But in the period after the collapse of the Soviet Union and the decline in economic exchanges with North Korea dramatically. Russia lost a lot of its economic and political effect on North Korea to the point that make Russia discomfort with the absence of any mutual coordination , and the ignorance of North Korea to take in account the interests of Russia in its foreign policy. But Korean nuclear file remains a source of main concern for Russia in terms of any explosion in the…

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    marriage, Korean society is rapidly moving towards becoming a multicultural society these days. Especially women from Southeast Asian countries such as Vietnam and the Philippines are now marrying Korean men. Presently, international marriages account for nearly 13.6 percent of all marriages in South Korea. The United States and South Korea have something in common. That is the Racism is started repulsion from people who are different. People do not acknowledge different race. And both United…

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    The story of Lee Hyeonseo is captivating and touching. But before one can understand the crises she went through it is important to understand a little about her history (Leo Hyeonseo, 2015). In order to appreciate the crises that affected Lee, it is important to understand her background. She was born in North Korea and grew up in a middle class family. It was only after the North Korean famine of the late 90s that she started to witness suffering, starvation, and death in her country. At a…

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