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with a Rich and Fascinating History

Stuck between China to the west, Japan to the East and Russia to the North, Korea has always been surrounded by powerful neighbors that would influence the country’s history and  politics. It is a testament to the Korean people’s tenacity  that they managed to keep their national identity and remain independent throughout a history that makes it one of the oldest countries in the world, with archaeological evidence of human habitation dating back to 39,000 years ago, and a rich record of Paleolithic, Neolithic and Bronze Age societies. Heavily influenced by Confucianism and Buddhism, Korea remained a relatively closed society to the West until the early twentieth century, when missionaries were admitted and Christianity began to make inroads as a major religion, which continues to this day, with about 30% of the population claiming Christianity.

Following the end of the Second World War, Japan abdicated Korea and the country was divided politically along the 38th parallel, with the Russians influencing what was then the more advanced industrial north part of the country and installing their political leader, Kim Il Sung. In the South, the United States influenced the political situation and promoted their political leader, Syng-man Rhee to president. In 1950, the North attacked the South and the Korean Conflict resulted, ending in a 1952 stalemate that kept the original borders prior to the war. After almost 40 years of authoritarian rule, South Korea emerged with a democratically elected leader in 1998. Since that time, the end of the Cold War and the benefits of multiple five year plans, export-oriented manufacturing and rapid adoption of technology have all contributed to Korea’s rise as the 13th largest economy in the world.

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