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Korea by Collin

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Morgan Fucheck

on 31 March 2014

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Transcript of Korea by Collin

Geography
North Korea almost entirely covered by mountain ranges & slightly smaller than Pennsylvania
peninsula is isolated and protected which led to a unique culture
divided by 38th parallel
South Korea slightly larger than Indiana & mountainous in east
Yalu River longest river in Korea
Yalu & Tumen Rivers border between China & Korea
Hamyong Range includes Mt. Paektu (highest peak on peninsula) (range extends along northern border)
Sobaek mountains in the center of Korea
History
descended from Tungusic tribat peoples
established NW Korea in 2333 BC.
Seoul established the religion of Confusianism in 1910
Korean alphabet was developed in 17th century
Japan forced a commercial treaty with Korea in 1876 (to offset Japanese influence)
trade agreements were concluded in the 1880s with U.S. and European nations
promised independence in 1943
divided in 1948
Economy
once had large timber resources
forests in the south have been depleted due to illegal cutting
great mineral wealth (80 to 90% in the north & 10 to 20% in south)
five major minerals are iron ore, gold, tungsten, coal, and graphite
rice is the chief crop
60 % of national product is now derived from mining & manufacturing
Government
North Korea is a Dictatorship, an Oligarchy, a Socialism, a Totalitarian, a Marxism, an Authoritarian, and a Theocracy
South Korea is a Constitutional Democracy
North Korea's current leader is Kim Jong-un
South Korea's current leader is Park Geun-hye
Korea
Vegetation
Animal Life
went extinct in 1930s
went extinct because people unted it for sport
The Flags
Two-thirds of South Korea's land area are forests
Fir, spruce, pine, & elm trees grow in parts of Northern/Central Korea
Climate usually varied by month
In July : 70 & 80 degrees
In January : around 35 degrees

South Korea's Flag
designed off the yin-yang symbol
Upper left bars represent Heaven
Lower left represents fire
Upper right represents water
Lower right represents the Earth
Yin-Yang symbol represents unity
North Korea's Flag
Adopted September 9, 1948
White stripes represent unity
Red represents the communist Revolution
The star represents Communism
Blue stripes represent peace and friendship

80 to 90% of mineral wealth in North Korea
10 to 20 % of mineral wealth from South Korea
60 % of nat. product derived from mining/manufacturing
40% not from mining/manufacturing
went endangered in 1930 through 1960
herons, cranes, wild pigeons, ducks, wild geese, & swans live there
deer, mountain antelope, bears, & leopards live in mountain & forest areas
endangered animals are making a comeback, due to strong efforts are made to reforest the country
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