South Korea

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South Korea

Day 1, About South KoreaKorea is a 750-mile-long (1,200-kilometer-long) peninsula located in the easternmost part of the Asian continent. Today, the country is split into South and North Korea, but in the minds of most of its citizens, it remains a single nation that cannot be divided.

South Korea

Day 2, About South KoreaTigers used to roam the Korean peninsula, but today there may be none left at all. Some think a few may live in the dangerous Demilitarized Zone between North and South Korea. Korea's tigers were wiped out by hunters who wanted their bones to use in traditional medicines.

Day 3, About South KoreaSouth Korea has many mountains, but they are small compared with others around the world. Over millions of years, their peaks have been worn down by rain and wind. Most summits are below 3,300 feet (1,000 meters).

neh. Yes. ah-nee-oh. No. jwe-song-ha-ji-mahn. Please. gahm-sah-hahm-ni-da. Thank you. chon-mahn-eh-yo. You're welcome. sil-le-hahm-ni-da. Excuse me. ahn-nyong-ha-se-yo. Good morning. ahn-nyong-hee ga-se-yo. Good-bye.

In 1894, Japan and China sent soldiers to put down an uprising in Korea. Afterward, they and Russia fought for control of Korea, which Japan won in 1910. When Japan lost in World War II, its territories, including Korea, were taken over by the Allies. Soviet troops occupied the north while U.S. troops stayed in the south. In 1950, the communists in the north invaded the south, sparking the beginning of the Korean War. The war raged until 1953, and more than 2.5 million Koreans, Americans, Chinese, and others died. The war was never officially ended, and the Koreas remain divided.


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