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Why is there a North and a South Korea?
When Japan surrendered to the Allies inthe Korean peninsula was split into two zones of occupation — the U. Amid the growing Cold War tensions between Moscow and Washington, intwo separate governments were established in Pyongyang and Seoul. Syngman Rheea Princeton University-educated staunch anti-communist, became the first leader of South Korea.
North Korean combatants in Seoul during the Korean War. An armistice agreement ended hostilities in the Korean War in Technically speaking, however, the two Koreas are still at war.
Beyond the political divide, are Koreans in the North and South all that culturally different? Koreans in the South and North have led separate lives for almost 70 years.
Korean history and a collective memory of having been a unified, independent state for over a millennium, however, are a powerful reminder to Koreans that they have shared identity, culture and language. For example, in both Koreas the history of having resisted Japanese colonialism is an important source of nationalism.
Consider, too, the Korean language. About 54 percent of North Korean defectors in South Korea say that they have no major difficulty understanding Korean used in South Korea.
Only 1 percent responded that they cannot understand it at all. What have we learned from North Korean defectors who settled in South Korea? The state relies heavily on coercion and terror as a means of sustaining the regime. Still, not all North Koreans are interested in defecting. According to anthropologist Sandra Fahyinterviewees said they left the North reluctantly driven primarily by famine and economic reasons, rather than political reasons.
A majority of them missed home in the North. What is the history of U.
The purpose of the U. This has much to do with continuing threats from North Korea. Among other things, Trump criticized the U. Moon, whose parents fled the North during the Korean War, is likely to put inter-Korean reconciliation as one of his top priorities.
This may collide with the current U. This is an updated version of an article originally published on May 14, North Korea's foreign relations are shaped by a mixture of historical, nationalistic, ideological, and pragmatic considerations.
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