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Korea: Topic Page
Korean Hanguk or Choson, region and historic country, E Asia. A former country in E Asia, now divided into two separate countries, North Korea and South Korea.
South Korea: Topic Page
Country in East Asia, bounded north by North Korea, east by the Sea of Japan, south by the Korea Strait, and west by the Yellow Sea.
Seoul: Topic Page
City, capital of South Korea. It has special status equivalent to that of a province. The political, commercial, industrial, and cultural center of the nation, Seoul is by far the most important city in the country, containing almost one quarter of its citizens.
North Korea: Topic Page
Country in East Asia, bounded northeast by Russia, north and northwest by China, east by the Sea of Japan, south by South Korea, and west by the Yellow Sea.
Pyongyang: Topic Page
Capital of North Korea, SW North Korea, on a high bluff above the Taedong River. It is a special city with the status of province.
Socialism: Topic Page
General term for the political and economic theory that advocates a system of collective or government ownership and management of the means of and distribution of goods.
Communism: Topic Page
Fundamentally, a system of social organization in which property (especially real property and the means of production) is held in common.
Korean War: Topic Page
War from 1950 to 1953 between North Korea (supported by China) and South Korea, aided by the United Nations (the troops were mainly US).
United Nations: Topic Page
Association of states for international peace, security, and cooperation, with its headquarters in New York City. The UN was established on 24 October 1945 by 51 states as a successor to the League of Nations.
Cold War: Topic Page
Ideological, political, and economic tensions from 1945 to 1989 between the USSR and Eastern Europe on the one hand and the USA and Western Europe on the other.
Korean Language: Topic Page
Korean is now the national language of North and South Korea. There are considerable Korean minorities in Manchuria and (as a result of recent migration) in Japan and central Asia.
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