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New North Korea/South Korea Border


Nathanael Hart

on 19 February 2010

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Transcript of New North Korea/South Korea Border

Korean Demilitarized Zone THE NORTH KOREA/SOUTH KOREA BORDER established in 1953 after the
Korean War is the most healivly militarized
border in the world. 248 KM long, 4 KM wide found at the 38th parallel ...a little history FLOW Stefano Boeri categorizes the DMZ as a Funnel type of border -"that channel disorderly flows of individuals and objects ot a place - along a coast or border" there are only certain places along the border where Koreans are allowed to pass to the other counntry Border Security most of South Korea's 650,000 strong military and North Korea's 1.1 million strong armed forces are located near the DMZ troops from the North and South are allowed to patrol inside the DMZ, but are not allowed to cross the Demarcation Line the troops that patrol inside the DMZ have strict regulations for the weapons they are allowed to carry most of the United States troops are stationed between the DMZ and Seoul LASTING EFFECTS ON THE COUNTRIES both the North and the South have been heavily influenced by the countries that occupied them after World War II South Korea has become a highly developed country with a very stable economy, while North Korea is a very militaristic Communist country with an underdeveloped economy BORDER INCIDENTS during the Korean War, both the North and South occupied nearly the entire peninsula at one time, but were both brought back to the 38th parallel from 1974-1990, four tunnels crossing the Demarcation Line into South Korea have been discovered each tunnel has concrete reinforced walls and can transport over 2000 troops per hour any recent incursions across the border have been by the North Koreans, both on sea and on land Korean Border A territory of Japan up until 1905 Control of Korea was split between the Soviet Union and
the United States after WWII The border was declared at the 38th parallel US sends 25,000 troops without Soviet concent,
greatly increasing tension between North and South The occupying countries were unable to agree on a Joint
Trusteeship over korea, resulting in the North and South
creating separate governments of their own. War broke out between
North and South in
1950 and continued
until 1953 after a
yearlong stalemate. After the war had ended,
North and South Korea
created a buffer zone
around the 38th parallel
to prevent further fighting The buffer zone, or the Korea Demilitarized Zone,
has not changed since 1953
Environment ENVIRONMENT because the military on both sides has tightly controlled access to the DMZ, a unique ecosystem has been able to evolve, almost completely untouched by humans, for 57 years the DMZ contains 6 streams, 37 mountains and 32 major wetlands, as well as several thousand plant types, 80 fish species and more than 50 types of mammals many of the life forms that live in the DMZ can not be seen in any other part of the world a proposal for an eco-friendly peace park in the DMZ is seen as turining this symbol of war and division into one of peace and life PROPAGANDA http://www.korea-dpr.com
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