A Brief Overview of Korean Geography and History. A Window on Korea. Geographic Setting . 1. The Korean Peninsula is strategically positioned and juts out 1,000 kilometers into the sea. 2. The two major geographic features of Korea are its mountains and its plains. .
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1. The Korean Peninsula is strategically positioned and juts out 1,000 kilometers into the sea.
2. The two major geographic features of Korea are its mountains and its plains..
These plains are the major rice-producing landforms
3. The Korean peninsula has a 6,000 mile coastline with numerous good harbors.
4.History and culture have been intertwined with the histories of China, Japan, and Russia and most recently with that of the United States.
5. Culture developed unique cultural traits but its development was arrested during its occupation by the Japanese from 1910-1945.
6. End of World War 2 left the Korean peninsula divided along the 38th Parallel.
A Korean proverb says: "A shrimp is crushed in battle between whales.“
The Korean War had disastrous consequences for the people of the Korean peninsula
8. South Korea’s economic “miracle” rivals the Japanese, Taiwanese, and Hong Kong
9. North Korea remains one of the last totalitarian communist dictatorships.
Pursuit of nuclear weapons threatens the stability of the region
Is this what North Korea plans for the United States?