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Korea. The Bridge Between China & Japan. Location. Korea is located on a peninsula. A peninsula is a geographical formation consisting of an extension of land from a larger body, surrounded by water on three sides. Korea’s southern most tip points at Japan. Korea’s Landscape.

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korea

Korea

The Bridge Between China & Japan

location
Location
  • Korea is located on a peninsula.
  • A peninsula is a geographical formation consisting of an extension of land from a larger body, surrounded by water on three sides.
  • Korea’s southern most tip points at Japan.
korea s landscape
Korea’s Landscape
  • An early visitor to the region described the landscape as “a sea in a heavy gale.” A gale is another word for wind.
  • Korea has a landscape that is described as being mountainous.
  • The mountains are low with regards to overall height, but very steep.
population location
As a result of the T’aeback Rage running along the Eastern shore, farming in the region is very difficult.

The greatest population is in the Western portion of the country. Here farming is more practical.

Population Location
coastline leads to fishing
Coastline Leads To Fishing
  • Korea has 5,400 miles of coastline.
  • There are many good harbors and thousands of islands that are fantastic for fishing.
  • Since its beginnings, Korea has relied on its fishing for industry.
  • Fish provide protein that is essential for a healthy diet.
impact of korea s location
Impact of Korea’s Location
  • Today, Korea has one of the largest fishing industries in the world.
  • It is the seventh largest, with a catch of 2.9 million metric tons per year. One metric ton = 2,204.6 pounds.
  • A cultural bridge between China and Japan.
  • Many traditions that began in China, moved to Korea and were passed to Japan. For example, the Haiku began by adapting Chinese poetry models.
korea s historical significance
Korea’s Historical Significance
  • Korea has been a bridge between China and Japan and has supported cultural diffusion.
the key players
Supporting South Korea

Truman

SyngmanRhee – SK

UN

MacArthur

Bradley

Supporting North Korea

Kim Il Sung - NK

Mao Zedong

Stalin

The Key Players
who won
WHO WON????
  • S KOREA REMAINED ‘FREE’
  • Containment had worked
  • Korea badly damaged
  • The human cost
  • Still two separate states today
  • Still US troops in Korea
korea today
Korea Today

North Korea

South Korea

Authoritarian rule

1980’s – Democratic Change

With the aid of the United States South Korea’s economic success has been spectacular.

One of the “Four Asian Tigers”

  • Closed society with few links to the outside world
  • Lags far behind South Korea in development
  • Leader - Kim Jung IL
  • Communist Regime
  • Seeking Nuclear Power?
  • Seeking Nuclear Weapons!
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