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South Korea

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Emily Komay

on 12 May 2015

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Transcript of South Korea

South Korea
South Korea's Geography
The Beginning
South Korea was founded in 1948 by Syngman Rhee
South Korea is a democratic government
South Korea's main religion is Buddhism

South Korea is about one fourth of the size of California
South Korea is located between North Korea and Japan
The Capital of South Korea is Seoul which means "capital city"
Land Forms
Their population is 50.22 million people as of 2013
South Korea is known for its mountains rivers, and beautiful scenery
South Korea is 38,691 square miles
South Korea is wet and very humid in the summer
Cold and dry weather in winter
Even though spring and autumn are windy, they only last a short amount of time
Spring and autumn are the best times to visit Seoul
One to three typhoons happen each year in South Korea
Land forms and scenery are both breath taking and very enjoyable
Very hilly and mountainous in the east
Rugged land slopes west into flatter coastal plains, (where most people live), and useable agriculture land is found
Western and southern coastlines of the country are covered by thousands of islands and narrow channels
After reforestation program, over 65% of South Korea's land is covered in forests
Roman Catholicism is also a religion in South Korea, but it is not as common
Buddhism makes up 22.8% of the Korean population
Catholicism on the other hand makes up only 10.9% of the population
Major Wars
Kimchi is sliced cabbage, fermented with red chili sauce and anchovy paste, which Koreans eat with every meal
South Korea celebrates New Years day on Jan.1
South Korea celebrates New Years Eve and perform dances and have festivals
Koreans eat very colorful foods
Religion is very important in South Korea
All food is given to you right when you begin dinner
Food is a very important part of Korean festivals
Rice is a very common food in South Korea
Garlic, soy beans, and chili sauce are used in almost all the Korean's food
South Korea is well own for its automobile industry, electronics, ship building, and mobile telecommunications
Korean's are known for their networking
This is currently the president of South Korea ------------>
South Korea is known for its factories
Instead of having a White House, the president lives in a Blue House
Technology became a major part in Korea after the republic was established In 1959
The people of South Korea were put in charge of all atomic energy which lead them to discover more about technology
Since technology was such a big aspect in Korea, they built electronically ran businesses to make cars, and all other equipment
In 1990 they decided to advance even more greatly in technology so that society would be more efficient
South Korea's sparse resources are coal, tungsten (which makes steel), iron ore, limestone, and graphite
Korea cut down many trees, many near urban areas; they worked on a project of reforestation, and now 65% of South Korea is foresy
Tourism is huge in South Korea
The public eye is attracted to the beaches of South Korea, the Samsung Museum of Art, and Sea Life Aquarium Exhibit - just to name a few
The aquariums are breath taking and the Samsung Museum gets at least 2 million people visiting each year
South Korea has little resources, which makes trading with other countries harder
South Korea is one of the world's wealthiest nations
South Korea's main import partners include China(16.5%), Japan(13%), U.S.(8.5%), Saudi Arabia(7.1%), and Australia(5%)
South Korea's unemployment rate is only 3%
In 2012, 11.1 million foreign tourists visited South Korea, making it the 20th most visited country in the world
South Korea's capital, Seoul, is the principal tourist destination in South Korea
Here are a few major wars South Korea has been involved in.
Korean War (1950-1953)
Vietnam War (1964-1973)
Iraq War (2004-2008)
South Korea's main mammals are deer and bats
Tigers, leopards,lynx, and bears are formally abundant but have almost become extinct
There are 380 different kinds of birds found in South Korea
On the Chejudo Island, over 70 different species of evergreens grow there
In the northern part of South Korea, almost all needle-leaved trees grow in 5 degrees Celsius
July is the season for all flowers to bloom in South Korea
Almost 63 different types of birds fly through South Korea in the summer
There are about 131 freshwater fish in South Korea along with 14 amphibians, and 25 reptiles
Higher education is valued in South Korea
South Korea is highly praised for its economic development through school
65% of Korean's ages 25-34 have a bachelors degree, most in the OCED ; while the global average around the world is only 39%
Although education there is good, they have many problems, such as being able to afford it
The color white on the flag is a traditional Korean color
On the flag, the blue color stands for negative cosmic forces
Also on the flag the color red stands for the opposing cosmic forces
There are many interesting places to go in South Korea's capital, Seoul. South Korea has changed drastically over the years.
Lee June-Seok, captain of South Korean ferry that capsized in 2014 killing over 300 people, receives life sentence on charges of murder for abandoning ship without attempting to help passengers
Joo Won-Moon, South Korean student at New York University who is being held by North Korea, says in interview that he entered country intending to be arrested, with hopes of improving relations between two countries
South Korea and the United States announce revisions to treaty that continues to deny South Korea's right to enrich uranium or reprocess spent nuclear fuel, but leaves open possibility that South Korea could enrich uranium for civil nuclear energy in future
South Korea made their own alphabet in 200 A.D.
The Silla Dynasty brings together three existing kingdoms, and the arts flourish
Demilitarized zone:
Korean Peninsula:
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