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Korea by Grace
Transcript of Korea by Grace
South Korea gained its independence on August 15, 1945
North Korea never gained its independnce, they are still Communist
After the 2nd world war the country of Korea was further divided into two parts
North Korea was placed under the Soviet rule
South Korea was under the reign of U.S.A
Wars they were part of: Korean War (1950-1953) and Veitnam War (1964-1973)
The Korean War was a war between the Republic of Korea, supported by the United Nations, and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, at one time supported by China and the Soviet Union.
The Soviet Union was trying to expand their territory so they invaded Korea starting the Korean War
Herons, cranes, wild pigeons, wild geese,and swans are very popular in Korea
Animals that were endangered are coming back because strong efforts were made to have more forests in the country.
Some of the endangered animals are:
Basking Shark (fish), Black-Blotched Stingray (fish) , Chineese Eqret (bird), and the Yangs Salamander (anphibion), and the Antelope(mammal)
The Yalu River is the
longest river in Korea
The Hamgyong range includes famous Mount Paektu
Mount Paektu is the highest mountian on the Korean Penninsula
Its range extends along the northeren boarder of Korea
The sunrise in Korea lead it to be called "Land of Morning Calm"
The largest island (out of 3000) is Cheju Island
The current leader of North Korea is Kim Jong-un
He has lead the people further into poverty
The government is a Authoritarian Socialist
the laws are passed by the cabinet and the people do not vote for them
The current leader of South Korea is Park Geun-hye
Their government is Republic
the laws are passed by the people voting on them and then the legislative branch putting them into action
Sunset in Korea
2/3rd of South Korea's land area are forests.
Fir spruce,pine, and elm trees grow in the northern and central parts of Korea.
Nandina domestica 'Pygmaea'( Dwarf Sacred Bamboo),Hibiscus mutabilis 'Plena'(Cotton Rose) are very popular plants in Korea also
real growth rate
real growth rate
the design for the flag was chosen around 1882
the people in Korea having to wear white
its known as the white-clad nation, so that's included in the flag
that element in the flag represents peace
the centerpiece symbolizes the origin of everything created in the universe
four trigrams (geon, ri, gam, gon) symbolize a role in nature, seasons, cardinal directions, family, virtues, and elements.
The red star in the flag symbolizes the Communist ideals of the state
the white disk is a stylized representation of the “taeguekgi”
Later this design was modified to bear more resemblance to the USSR flag.