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38th parallel

A line of latitude that Korea is divided along- created after WWII. North- Communist, South- Democratic- tensions very high on both sides- ready for war at any moment.

4 families have controlled most of the country's industry. They used their power and money to make themselves richer.

Why is there economic corruption in South Korea?

Because South Korea wants a democratic government and North Korea wants a communist government.

Why don't the two Koreas unite into one country?


a religion(about 100 AD) that taught that meditation, wisdom, and morality could help people find relief from life's problems

Caste System

Determines the jobs they can have and who they can marry- laws forbid unfair treatment of "lower" castes (social class system based on ancestry) India

Command Economy, but it's a poor country.

What kind of economy does North Korea have?

Communist, ruled by a dictator

What is the form of government in North Korea?


a thinker, about 500 B.C. who taught that people should be polite, honest, brave, and wise.

Dalai lama

the Buddhist leaser of Tibet that now lives in exile in India

Democratic People's Republic of Korea

What is the official name of North Korea?

Dictator of North Korea. Took over after the death of his father, Kim II Sung

Who is Kim Jong II?

Great wall of China

a wall more than 4000 miles long that was built over 2200 years ago to provide protection and a base defense.


a body of religious and philosophical beliefs and cultural practices native to India and characterized by a belief in reincarnation (karma and 3 main gods- Brahma, Vishnu, Shiva)


the united states dropped a bomb on this Japanese city

Ho Chi Minh City

Vietnam's largest city names after the country's first communist leader, Ho Chi Minh

Hong Kong

A city that was controlled by the British until 1997

Indira Gandhi

Jawaharial Nehrus' daughter who was prime minister from 1966-1984 her assassination

It is a democracy and it's leaders are elected by the people

What is the form of government in South Korea?

It is a empty buffer zone (of land) where the army cannot be, created to stop the 2 countries from fighting.

What is a demilitarized zone in Korea?

It is the size of California with four times the population.

What is the size of Japan?