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The Koreas Physical Landscape, History, North and South Korea
Physical <ul><li>Korea is a peninsula between China and Japan </li></ul>
<ul><li>Divided into two nations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>North Korea </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>South Korea </li></ul></ul><...
<ul><li>There are two main physical features of the peninsula </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mountains: cover about 70% of the peni...
Climate and Resources <ul><li>Temperate climate </li></ul><ul><li>South Korea has more arable land than North Korea </li><...
<ul><li>An educated society is the most valuable resource to the Koreans </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>About 95% literacy rate...
History <ul><li>Both the Chinese and Japanese cultures have influenced Korea over the years </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Korea ha...
Korean War <ul><li>After WWII, the U.S. and Russia sent troops to Korea to accept Japan’s surrender of the peninsula </li>...
<ul><li>In 1950, North Korea invaded South Korea </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The Chinese aided their communist North Korean neig...
<ul><li>Korea remains divided at the 38 th  parallel </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The two countries are still formally at war...
<ul><li>Government: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Is powerful and restricts some human rights </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Economy: </li...
North Korea <ul><li>Closed society </li></ul><ul><li>Government: communist dictatorship </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Avoids ties ...
<ul><li>Since 1995, as much as 10% of the population may have died due to starvation and a low standard of living </li></u...
<ul><li>All religion is outlawed </li></ul>North Korea
Review <ul><li>Main physical features of the Korean peninsula </li></ul><ul><li>Climate and Resources </li></ul><ul><li>Re...
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  1. 1. The Koreas Physical Landscape, History, North and South Korea
  2. 2. Physical <ul><li>Korea is a peninsula between China and Japan </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Divided into two nations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>North Korea </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>South Korea </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>More populous </li></ul></ul></ul>Physical
  4. 4. <ul><li>There are two main physical features of the peninsula </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mountains: cover about 70% of the peninsula </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Plains: where most Koreans live </li></ul></ul>Physical
  5. 5. Climate and Resources <ul><li>Temperate climate </li></ul><ul><li>South Korea has more arable land than North Korea </li></ul><ul><li>North Korea’s mountains have more minerals </li></ul>Spring Summer Fall Winter
  6. 6. <ul><li>An educated society is the most valuable resource to the Koreans </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>About 95% literacy rate for the whole peninsula </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Homogenous society </li></ul></ul></ul>Climate and Resources
  7. 7. History <ul><li>Both the Chinese and Japanese cultures have influenced Korea over the years </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Korea had 3 dynasties </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Japanese took over Korea as an imperial nation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Harsh rule (1910-1945) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Used Korean rice yields to support the Japanese population </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Because of this legacy of imperialism, a ban on Japanese goods in South Korea lasted for many years, but was recently lifted </li></ul></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Korean War <ul><li>After WWII, the U.S. and Russia sent troops to Korea to accept Japan’s surrender of the peninsula </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The Cold War (U.S. fear of the spread of communism and Russian fear of spread of democracy) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Led to the division of Korea at the 38 th parallel </li></ul></ul></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>In 1950, North Korea invaded South Korea </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The Chinese aided their communist North Korean neighbors </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The war ended in a stalemate </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Armistice : agreement to end fighting </li></ul></ul>Korean War
  10. 10. <ul><li>Korea remains divided at the 38 th parallel </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The two countries are still formally at war </li></ul></ul></ul>Korean War
  11. 11. <ul><li>Government: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Is powerful and restricts some human rights </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Economy: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>One of the “ Four Asian Tigers ” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Rapidly industrialized countries with great success </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Also Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Singapore </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Depends on other nations for raw materials </li></ul></ul>South Korea
  12. 12. North Korea <ul><li>Closed society </li></ul><ul><li>Government: communist dictatorship </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Avoids ties to foreign nations </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Has tried to become self-sufficient, isolated </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>Since 1995, as much as 10% of the population may have died due to starvation and a low standard of living </li></ul><ul><li>We don’t know much about what goes on in this closed society! </li></ul>North Korea A nuclear facility in North Korea.
  14. 14. <ul><li>All religion is outlawed </li></ul>North Korea
  15. 15. Review <ul><li>Main physical features of the Korean peninsula </li></ul><ul><li>Climate and Resources </li></ul><ul><li>Relationship with China and Japan </li></ul><ul><li>Korean War </li></ul><ul><li>Differences between North and South Korea </li></ul><ul><ul><li>More arable land? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A closed society? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>More populous? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>One of Four Asian Tigers? </li></ul></ul>
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