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South Korea

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Aimeh Cheng

on 20 March 2013

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SOUTH KOREA By Amy Cheng Seoul President Park Geun Hye Population: 10,208,302 (2009 estimate)
Largest city in South Korea
Known as a megacity
Holds half of South Korea's population
Samsung, LG, Hyundai and Kia Headquarters
federal government of South Korea controls
it directly Government Imports - machinery, electronics and electronic equipment, steel, transport equipment, organic chemicals, and plastics.
- 5th largest importer of oil in the world
- Partners : China, Japan, U.S.A, Saudi Arabia & Australia Health Care Provided by National Health Insurance (NHI) Military Service Mandatory 2 Year Service for Men
After 18, Before 30
Mostly public service, depends on the need of the military & medical examination
Enlistment Evasion
Since 1939, more than 15000 served prison sentences for their refusal to perform military service. Elected February 25, 2013
First female President
Both parents assassinated
Mother - by a pro-North Korean gunman aiming for her father
Park was 22 years old
Father - by his spy chief & friend, Kim Jae-gyu
Park was 27 years old Itaewon pg Lotte World Constitutional Democracy
3 branched government systed
Judicial, Legislative & Executive
National & Local Levels
State Council : president, the Prime Minister, and 16 cabinet-level ministers
Ministries & Independant Agencies
Ex) Strategy & Finance; Education; Food; security, etc
Ex) National Intelligence Service; Civil Rights Commission; Fair Trade Commission Exports semiconductors, wireless telecommunications equipment, motor vehicles, computers, steel ships, petrochemicals LG, Samsung, Hyundai, POSCO (steel) On average, hospital bills cost less than $5 because of NHI covers the majority. every Korean citizen living in Korea (and a few others) are automatically enrolled in the health insurance.
EVERYONE can visit ANY doctor NHI sets price control Korea spends about 6.3 % of its GDP on healthcare,
Europe/Canada : 10 percent
America : 15 percent. MC Mong Bi Rain Housing Mainly Apartments
"conserves space"
no drying machines - drying racks, clothes line
no oven - stovetop mainly
no bathtubs Blue House Jobs/Occupations Foreigners
Teaching Technology
Aerospace 15 Holiday Days per year
40 hours per week
Major cities : Seoul, Busan, Daegu, Incheon and Daejeon Religion Ethnicities Homogenous, All Korean
except for about 20,000 Chinese
Economic boost --> more foreigners (ex. English-speaking nations 1988: 1,000 --> 2002: 20,000 Language Korean / Hangugeo / Hangul
English and Chinese widely taught Education/Schooling 1st for best education system
Compared U.S.Ato - 17th "Super-intense. School all the time." Due to CULTURE: "...[South Korean & Finland] hold the top spots because of a shared social belief in the importance of education and its "underlying moral purpose."" Mandatory School Uniforms Specific Hairstyle Requirements 16-18 Hours of School Teachers move from classroom to classroom
not the students
Same classmates for every subject Elementary School & Middle School = Free & Mandatory
High School = Not Mandatory, and Tuition Costs Suicide College Scholastic Ability Test (Suneung) Food K P O P Manners 45 degrees Bowing - 90 degrees, Honorifics/Titles:
Hyung - younger boy to older boy
Oppa - younger girl to older boy Unni - younger girl to older girl
Noona - younger boy to older girl (name)-sshi, Seonsaeng-nim [teacher], Sunbae[upperclassman] /Hoobae[lowerclassman], Ahjussi[old sir], Ahjumma[old ma'am] Seniority Status = Culture Never point at a person Shoes off before entering a house NEGATIVES Clothing Sizes: Small, X-Small, & Short
Old Women & Old Men scolding
Rigorous Schooling
Suicide Rates
Crowded/No Space
Tend to be vocally racist
Crazy fangirls/Stalkers (sasaeng fans)
Easy to Insult someone (manners) Many active nightclubs
Advanced technology (more than U.S)
Fastest Internet Speed in the world
Cheap Health Care
Known for Cosmetics & Fashion
Strong Economy
Many Large Shopping Malls
Cheap & Good food
Addicting music scene
Generally polite people POSITIVES Citations http://www.france24.com/en/20130225-south-korea-swears-first-female-president
http://ivancampuzano.com/travel-to-south-korea/ Beauty Standards Pale Skin (the whiter, the better)
V-line face, narrow chin
Big eyes - Double Eyelids
Small face
Long legs, Bagel girl, S-line Plastic Surgery 2009
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