Korea

By: Adam G, Jarrett W, and Jack B

Geography

  • Located on peninsula that juts south from Asian mainland and points toward Japan
  • At northern end of peninsula, mountains and the Yalu River separate Korea from China
  • Steep mountains cover nearly 70% of Korea's landscape
  • Most people live within western coastal plains
Korean Geographic | 코리언 지오그래픽 - Ep.1 : The Land of Snow and Wind Daegwallyeong (2014.12.15)

Unique and Interesting Things

  • It's a peninsula

  • The culture is very diverse

  • North and south have major differences
  • Crime reenactments

  • Fast food delivery

  • Male makeup

  • Mud festival

  • Robots

  • Romantic holidays

  • When babies are born they start at 1

  • Biggest church in the world

  • Baseball established as a political move

Society

  • Three separate kingdoms: Konguryo-North, Paekche-Southwest, Silla-Southeas
  • All had same language and cultural background, but warred with one another or China
  • Missionaries spread Mahayana Buddhism-took root among rulers and nobles
  • Had an emperor
  • Strictly hierarchical
  • Powerful kingdoms
  • Had good cultural influences throughout all kingdoms and ages of each kingdom
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Citations

Wikipedia. Retrieved December 15, 2015, from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/three_kingdoms_of_korea

ANCIENT KOREA. Retrieved December 15, 2015, from http://www.localhistories.org/ancientkorea.html

Democratic People's Republic of Korea_Ancient History. Retrieved December 15, 2015, from http://www.korea-dpr.com/ancient.html

history of tang soo do. Retrieved December 15, 2015, from http://www.angelfire.com/nc3/tangsoodo/tangsoodohistory.htm


Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, n.d. Web. 17 Dec. 2015.


10 Awesome Facts About South Korea - Listverse. (2013, September 5). Retrieved December 17, 2015, from http://listverse.com/2013/09/06/10-awesome-facts-about-south-korea/