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Korea's first kingdom was Old Chosun, which ruled the northwest and parts of China for more than 22 centuries. In 108 B.C. it was overthrown by Chinese armies, and three new kingdoms emerged:...
In 936 the Koryo state united the peninsula. Its capital was located in the north, at what is now Kaesong, North Korea. Koryo was invaded several times in the 1200s. In 1392 it was overthrown by a Korean general. He named his state Choson, after the ancient kingdom. The Choson capital was in the south, at what is now Seoul, South Korea.
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Jun 22, 2005 · History of Korea (1900-1950) From Academic Kids. Template:Message box. This article needs to be cleaned upto conform to a higher standardof quality. See How to Editand Style and How-tofor help, or this article's talk page. The History of Koreafrom 1900-1950began with a series of confrontations between a collapsing Joseon dynastyrent by Korean ruling classfactionalism, which was then embroiled by significant criminal, economic, military, and then political influences as Japanoccupied the ...
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The biggest cities in South Korea are: Seoul - 10 million inhabitants. Busan (Pusan): 4.5 million inhabitants. Incheon (Inch'on): 2.8 million inhabitants and. Daegu (Taegu): 2.3 million inhabitants.
During the 1st century AD, Korea was divided into three kingdoms. They were Shilla, Koguryo, and Pekche. The area remained this way until 668 AD when Korea was unified by the Shilla Kingdom. The Shilla kingdom was followed by the Koryo kingdom in 935 and then by the Choson dynasty in 1392. The name Korea comes from the Koryo kingdom.
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In ancient Chinese texts, Korea is referred to as "Rivers and Mountains Embroidered on Silk" and "Eastern Nation of Decorum". Individuals are regarded as one year old when they are born, as Koreans believe the pregnancy period as one year of life for infants, and age increases on New Year's Day rather than on the anniversary of birthdays. If one was to be born immediately before New Year's Day they would only be a few days old in the western world, but two years old in Korea. Accordingly, a Korean person's stated age (at least among fellow Koreans) will be one or two years more than their age. However, western rules can be applied with regard to the concept of legal age; for example, the legal age for purchasing alcohol or cigarettes in the Republic of Korea is 19.
The modern South Korean school system consists of six years in elementary school, three years in middle school, and three years in high school. Students are required to go to elementary and middle school, and do not have to pay for their education, except for a small fee called a "School Operation Support Fee" that differs from school to school. The South Korean education system is rather notably strict and structured as compared to most Western societies. The North Korean education system consists primarily of universal and state funded schooling by the government. Children go through one year of kindergarten, four years of primary education, six years of secondary education, and then on to universities. The most prestigious university in the DPRK is Kim Il-sung University. Outside the formal structure of schools and classrooms in the north is the extremely important "social education". This education includes not only extracurricular activities but also family life and the broades...
North Korea and South Korea usually compete as two separate nations in international events. There are, however, a few examples of them having competed as one entity, under the name Korea. While association football remains one of the most popular sports in South Korea, the martial art of taekwondo is considered to be the national sport. Baseball and golfare also popular.
Independence Movement Day, March 1st
Samiljeol, Independence Movement Day, commemorates Korea's declaration of independence from Japanese occupation on March 1, 1919. On March 1, 1919, Korean presented their resistance towards Japan and Japanese occupation with a declaration of independence. Following the conclusion of World War II, Korea was liberated from Japan and its independence restored. The newly established Korean government set aside March 1 as a national holiday to commemorate the sacrifices in the long struggle for Ko...
Memorial day, June 6th
Hyunchoongil is the national holiday in Korea commemorating those who fought and died for the nation. In August 1948, only a few years after Korea achieved its independence from Japan, the Korean Warbroke out between North and South Korea. During this war, approximately 400,000 soldiers and some one million citizens were killed or injured. In 1953, North and South Korea agreed to a cease-fire, and three years later the Korean government established Hyungchoogil to commemorate the soldiers who...
National Liberation Day, August 15th
Gwangbokjeolis the day for celebrating liberation of the country from Japan in 1945 as well as celebrating the establishment of Korean government in 1948. It was first declared to be national holiday in 1949 October 1. On this date every year, the president of Korea visits Independence Hall, and invites diplomatic envoys from many countries and all social standings in countries to Cheongwadae (the Blue House, the Korean presidential residence).Flag of South KoreaPhotograph of flags of North KoreaEmblem of North KoreaLiberation day poster in Pyongyang, North Korea
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