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  1. Located on a peninsula off the south coast of China
  2. Mountains cover 70% which keeps them restricted
  3. Can only farm on the western coastal plain because of mountains
  4. The Yalu River is used to transport goods such as lumber and to fish. Water sources also Yellow Sea and Sea of Japan
  5. In 108 B.C. the Han Emperor Wudi invades and set up military colony

  6. 5,400 coastlines
  7. Served as a cultural bridge linking China and Japan
  8. Mountains and the Yalu river separate from China

Interesting facts

  1. In 1443, King Sejong decides to create a different alphabet and writing system than China.

  2. Silla dynasty builds many Buddhist temples.

  3. Silla dynasty has cultural and technical flowering at the capital city

  4. Chinese government, writing, and farming ideas were spread to Korea

  5. Korean monks would travel to China to learn more about Buddhism

  6. Silla’s capital, Kyongju, was known as the city of gold


    1. Powerful local leaders forged 3 separate kingdoms (Koguryo-north….Paekche- southwest...Silla-southeast)

    2. They all shared same language

    3. China influences came into Korea continued to arrive into country

    4. Korean Monks traveled into China and India to learn about Buddhism

    5. Brought home arts and learning of China

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  3. Geography of South Korea. (n.d.). Retrieved December 20, 2015, from http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Geography_of_South_Korea

  4. A Closer Look at Ancient Korea - Ancient History et cetera. (2013, June 18). Retrieved December 20, 2015, from http://etc.ancient.eu/2013/06/18/a-closer-look-at-ancient-korea/