• Korean People Korea Japanese Japan
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    Did Japan modernize or Korea? Scholars have debated this question with vigor throughout this century. I do not believe the answer is so black and white. While looking at the history of the colonization, evidence of both should appear. The word colonization alone generally means to move into another people's land and exploit resources. However, positive results can appear during a negative situation. Regardless of what point of view an individual takes, there is no doubt that Japan has dramatical...
  • Korean War North Korea
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    On 26 June, one day after 90, 000 North Korean troops, armed with Soviet weapons, crossed the 38 th parallel to invade South Korea, President Harry Truman directed U. S. military forces to assist South Korea. This began the Korean War, which came at a time when America was becoming more and more fearful of Communism. The fact that Communist China and the Soviet Union were backing the North Koreans added to American fears of a 'Communist Takeover' of the world. Led by General Douglas MacArthur, A...
  • North Korea Nuclear Program United
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    This article deals with the United States and its attempts to deal with the dangerous matters of North Korea. Some of the problems that were brought up in this article were North Korea's plan to restart a plutonium based nuclear program at Yongbyon, North Korea's plan to build a new highly enriched uranium (HEU) nuclear program, and the tension that emerged between the United States and South Korea. Even though many problems were occurring, there were some positive things that were happening at ...
  • Origin Of Korean War
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    Origins of Korean War Korean War started on the 25 th June 1950, but do you know how and why it happened When someone mentions the Korean War, everyone knows that it was a civil war between the North and the South Korea. But, do you know the origin of how it actually got started There are lot of things that happened, before the North Koreans decided to cross over the 38 th parallel. Korean civil war was just a small part of the whole war. The war also included more then just Koreans. What people...
  • Japan And Korea Relations Countries Products
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    INTRODUCTION: a brief overview of the current situation regarding the security issue in the Pacific region Since the end of the Second World War, the shape of the relations between the nations in the Pacific region has stayed more or less the same way until the present. However, there has been one big changed that affected the situation in the Pacific region and it was the outbreak of the Korean war and the creation of a Communist North Korea. This brought a huge inevitable change in relations b...
  • Korean War North Korea
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    Korean War The Korean War was the first war in which the United Nations played a major role. It was also part of the cold war between the US and Soviet Union. One of the deadliest war in history, it took many lives in such a short time of three years. In WW II, Japan had gained control in Korea. At the end, when Japan was defeated by the Allies, the US and Soviet forces moved in Korea. Korea was divided to serve as the purpose to move the Japanese troops out. The line, which was at the 38 th pa...
  • The Japanese Colonial Legacy In Korea
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    The Japanese Colonial Legacy In Korea North and South Korea are nations that while filled with contempt for Japan have used the foundations that Japan laid during the colonial period to further industrialization. Japan's colonization of Korea is critical in understanding what enabled Korea to industrialize in the period since 1961. Japan's program of colonial industrialization is unique in the world. Japan was the only colonizer to locate various heavy industry is in its colonies. By 1945 the in...
  • The Korean War Korea United States
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    The Korean War took place between the years of 1950 and 1953. The cause of the war was that Korea was under Japanese rule ever since the end of the Chinese-Japanese war in 1895. After World War II, in 1945, Korea was freed from Japan. The United States troops occupied the southern part of the country and Russian forces took the north. The very first and main reason we entered the war in Korea was because John Foster Dulles, the future Secretary of State under Dwight Eisenhower, said that it woul...
  • North Korea Surprise Attack
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    In 1949, Congress dragged its feet in considering a $150 million dollar aid bill to South Korea. Syngman Rhee had so often talked about invading North Korea that US leaders feared giving him too much in the way of weapons. For this reason, South Korea was sent only rifles, bazookas, and light artillery; tanks an airplanes were held back. Also by 1949, most of the US military had moved out. Only 500 advisors, known as KMA G (the Korean Military Advisory Group) remained in South Korea, under the c...
  • Korean History South Korea
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    A year from 2333 B. C. to 1400 AD The civilization of Korea started around 6000 BC in the Neolithic are. But Korean history really started from 2333 BC. At that time, Korea had four countries. The four countries, are Ko-Gu-Ryo, Pack-Che, Shilla and Ka-Ya, Ka-Ya incorporated with Ko-Gu-Ryo in 200 B. C. because this country couldn't handle the War between the other countries. At first, one of these three countries, Ko-Gu-Ryo, was strongest and biggest. This country developed toughness and spright...
  • Politics Of North And South Korea
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    Research Essay: North Korea and South Korea Throughout the history of politics, our societies have encountered a large variety of different political and governing systems. From systems in which idealists introduced to our world, believing that they are capable of letting the world function and operate in a more efficient manner came two of the most popular political ideologies that most would recognize. They are known as democracy and communism. Even now during the twenty-first century, issues ...
  • Korea South North Korean
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    Korea Throughout most of its history, Korea has existed as one country with a rich culture and history. Then in the 1940's, Korea was controlled by Japan. World War II broke out, and the Allies defeated the Axis powers. The country of Korea was divided into two parts -- the north and the south. The north was occupied by communist Russian forces and the south by American troops. The dividing line was the 38 th parallel (see map). In 1950, a civil war began between the two Koreas, further separat...
  • North Korea Nuclear United States
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    In a discussion with the United States and China in Beijing on April 24, 2003, North Korean officials admitted for the first time that they possessed nuclear weapons. North Korean officials claim to have reprocessed and reproduced spent fuel rods and have threatened to begin exporting nuclear materials, unless the United States agrees to one-on-one talks with North Korea. Tension between the United States and North Korea have been running pretty stiff and high since early October of 2002. Assist...
  • North And South Korea From 1953 To Present
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    After the conclusion of Korean War in 1953 the North and the South became hostile to each other. During this period of confrontation which lasted till the seventies Beijing emerged as North Korea's closest ally. But, especially after the Sino-Soviet split Moscow competed for influence by providing arms to the Kim Il Sung regime. The United States felt concerned about the dangers of war damaging its key Asian ally Japan and encouraged South Korea to concentrate on economic development. With stro...
  • Korea China Japan Relations During The Reign Of Taewongun
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    On January 22, 1864, a twelve year old nephew of the late king became King KoJong with his father as regent. His father, Yi Ha-ung, was commonly known as the Taewon-gun. The period of his reign of the years 1864-1873 was known as the Dark Age Period. The economy was poor and Korea was also isolated from the rest of the world with the exception of China and Japan. Soon after the opening of Japan to the West in 1854 and the opening of northern ports of China, made it impossible for Korea to mainta...
  • Years Ago Korea Technology Zealand
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    Korea's technology is very great. In 1985 cars were made in 2 minutes, tvs in less than 40 secs. Now in the year 2003 how fast would it be? a couple of seconds to build a car, ships only take a few weeks... If you compare t to New Zealand it seems like NZ is very undeveloped in technology seeing that NZ cannot make cars, tvs not even a little cellhpone. Everything is imported. New Zealand doesn't have much technology making them highly undevelpoed but in farming. Who needs farms nowadays? Techn...
  • North Korea Nuclear Program Crisis
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    "North Korea's Nuclear Program" This paper focuses on the event of the nuclear weapons program crisis in the East Asia realm and its effects on the regions from near and far. I am only going to focuses on a couple of countries in that region for simplicity. China (The People's Republic of China), the superpower to the west; Japan, the superpower of the east, North Korea (Democratic People's Republic of Korea); South Korea, the bottom half of the Korean Peninsula, as well as the U. S. involvement...
  • Sociopolitical Issues Of Korea From 1950 To Present Day
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    The Korean peninsula shot into prominence in 1950 when it became the theatre of a major war between the communists and the United Nations forces led by United States. Geographical Location: The Korean peninsula lies in North East Asia. The Potsdam Conference of July 1945 designated 38 th Parallel as the dividing line between American and Soviet forces. The DPRK and the Republic of Korea were declared in 1948. North Korea: North Korea covers an area of 47399 square miles and has a population of 2...
  • Us Dilemma In N Korea
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    United States Dilemma towards North Korea A dying nation with nuclear capabilities The United States has been presented a dilemma towards its foreign policy with the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea). North Korea's alleged launch of a new Tae po-Dong I missile on August 31, 1998 has heightened American worries and escalated an already tense situation with North Korea. The United States response towards this new missile, which could possibly be able to reach the edges of both Al...
  • North Korea South Web War
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    Korea Death, destruction, loved ones lost, and separation are all phrases commonly heard in North and South Korea for over the last fifty years. The division of this Asian peninsula into the independent nations of North Korea and South Korea brought terror and torment to the people living there. But now in a new era, words like hope, peace, and reunification can be heard from these same people. Reunification seems to be the most logical course of action to heal the rift at the 38 th parallel. Th...