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The Roman Empire The Roman Empire / Римская империя The Roman Empire had a huge task in front of them while it was first starting out and while it was becoming a dominant dynasty in the early civilizations. The main problem that the book "Discovering the Global Past" points out is how the Roman Empire found itself growing a little too quickly. The Roman Empire started out very small...

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U.S. Financial System U.S. Financial System / Финансовая система США Corporations have the need to raise capital for a number of reasons. Smaller firms need capital to start up operations. Larger firms need capital to expand operations and to finance inventory. There are various ways in which a firm can raise capital through the financial system and numerous individuals and entities...

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Microburst Microburst / Микропорыв There are many safety factors that pilots have to take into consideration while completing a safe flight. Everything has to be taken into mind when planning a flight. From weight and balance to preflight inspections. One safety factor that is impossible to have control over is weather. There are many aspects of weather that can affect an aircraft,...

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Romanian Orphanages Romanian Orphanages / Румынские сироты Imagine a hospital that, at one time ran smoothly helping the public, now with the primary objection of taking care of the thousands of abandoned infants and children. This is the reality in Romania when Nicolae Ceausescu was in power. In 1966 he created an Anti-Abortion/Contraception law in order to raise the population and...

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Introducing Christian Ethics Introducing Christian Ethics / Введение в христианскую этику The book that I have chosen to do my book review on is Introducing Christian Ethics, written by Henlee H. Barnette. This book deals with many Christian ethical decisions based on biblical foundations that are applied to various major problems. Some of the major problems pertain to the self,...

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South Korea

Топик на английском по теме: History / История

South Korea / Республика Корея (Южная Корея)

South Korea is located in East Asia. South Korea is East of China and West of Japan. South Korea is roughly the size of Indiana, United States of America.

From the 7th century to the 20th century Korea acted as a single independent single country. In 1905 after the Russo-Japanese War Korea became a protectorate of Japan. In 1945 Japan surrendered Korea to the United States in WWII. After gaining control of their country Korea split into two countries. A Republic of Korea was set up in the lower half of the Korean Peninsula and a Communist-style government was set up in the northern half. A war broke out among the two neighboring countries. The attacks stopped in 1953 when an armistice was signed. This split the two Koreas into North Korea and South Korea. The split runs along a demilitarized zone along the 38th parallel.

As South Korea flourished in all aspects such as economy and socialization North Korea struggled.

The population of South Korea as of July 2007 is 49, 44,790. The median age is approximately 35 years old making this country a fairly young country. Religion is divided among two major religions, Christianity and Buddhist.

Christianity edges Buddhist but a large portion of the population, almost 50%, have no religion. English is an important part of the Korean education. Especially now with the appointment of the new leader, President Lee Myung-bak, learning English has become a priority.

South Korea is also known as the Republic of Korea (ROK) thus identifying itself as a republic government. The current president is Lee Myung-bak. The president is elected from a popular vote and is president for 5 years. The government is very similar to the European Government system. They have a president, prime minister, legislative branch and judicial branch.

Since the separation of North and South Korea, South Korea has grown economically at an astronomical rate. The GDP per capita when they split was comparable to poor countries but now they’re GDP per capita is comparable to Greece and Spain. South Korea is constantly growing and are way ahead of the curve in terms of technology. They’re unemployment rate is at and acceptable rate of 3.2%. They have recently moved from a manufacturing to a service economy.



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