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Tigers, Tae Kwan Do, and Turtle Ships: A Glimpse of Korea. Land of the Morning Calm. Seoul at Night. 70% of Korea is mountainous. Surrounded by water, Korea has over 3,000 islands. Fortified Cities due to invasions throughout history. Ch\'eomseongdae Astronomical Observatory – 640.

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turtle ships
Turtle ships
  • First ironclad warships
  • 15th century
slide15

*Agriculture – rice, corn, barley, vegetables, root crops, fruit, eggs, chicken.

Every inch of land used

fishing shipbuilding
Fishing, Shipbuilding
  • Leading shipbuilding country in world
  • 7th largest fishing industry
korean war 1950 1953
Korean War 1950 - 1953
  • End of WWII, Soviet troops in northern Korea, U.S. troops in southern Korea, as directed by United Nations.
  • Divided along 38th Parallel.
  • N. Korea invaded South Korea on June 25, 1950
  • Millions of civilians died; nearly 50,000 American military personnel killed.
  • War never completely resolved
  • DMZ remains today
slide18

U.S. Marines storm

the shore at Incheon

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