Cultural Differences Between North And South Korea

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Throughout the whole world, Korea is the only divided nation in the world. From other countries, there are a whole lot of people who think that South and North Korea are same. Some might expect both North and South Korea as a little impoverished country ruled by a dictator, who keeps threatening to nuke the world. However, the division of Korea has been about 60 years, and this division makes those two countries distinctively different. South Korea has been a democratic country since division of Korea had happened. However, contrary to their oxymoronic state title of 'Democratic People's Republic of Korea,' the reclusive regime has neither been a democracy nor a republic, not at least in the meaning the rest of the world uses these words. North Korean, especially people who are not in the high ranked position, suffers from penury because of their brutal dictator. Likewise, about a half century was a huge time gap between two countries that made them so different. Among these features that make those two countries different, language is the most common factor to distinguish the differences.
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At that time, the Empire of Japan invaded Korea, and ruled over it until its overthrow in World War II. The Korean independence agreement officially occurred on 1 December 1943 with the United State’s intervention. Afterward, the desire of many Koreans for a peaceful unification was ended, because Korean War had broke out in 1950 due to North Korea’s invasion. After three years of fighting that involved both Koreas, China and United Nations forces led by the U.S., the war ended with a ceasefire agreement. Indeed, both South and North Korea never signed a peace treaty, which means that North Korea and South Korea are officially at war. Consequently, South and North Korea were kept in confrontation with containment for each other in few
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