South Korea Cultural Analysis

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Located in East Asia, the Republic of Korea, better known as South Korea, is the southern portion of the Korean peninsula. South Korea borders the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea) to the north, the Sea of Japan to the east, East China Sea to the south, and the Yellow Sea to the west. The country of South Korea has been one of the United States’ (US) greatest allies, with both countries benefitting from each other’s resources and tactical advantage. This cultural analysis of the country will cover some of the positive and negative ways the US has affected South Korea’s military, social/political, and economical variables and the importance of US presence in the country. South Korea is mostly mountainous, with small rural settlements and villages spread throughout the mountains and river valleys, and an increasing urban population living in large cities like Seoul and Busan, which are resident to a contemporary culture. South Korea’s border that runs along to its opposing country North Korea is occupied by the demilitarized zone (DMZ) established by the terms of the 1953 armistice that ceased…show more content…
This relation has also helped the US have a tactical advantage over the world. Having US troops in South Korea as well as many other nations across the world adds to the tactical power, maintaining peace through strength. South Korea and US relations have held many positive outcomes that both countries have benefitted from. On the contrary, these relations have also had some negative effects in South Korea’s environment, as well as their relations with other countries, which can also affect their economy. Nevertheless, in the event of a preemptive attack, South Korea can feel a lot safer knowing that the US will hold its defenses and continue to protect the flourishing
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