Asia: Eastern

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1950

year North Korea invaded South Korea

38th parallel

separates North and South Korea

57 years

years US troops have protected South Korea

Ainu tribe

Japan's only minority group

Altai Mountains

home to the snow leopard

Chiang Kai-shek

once a leader of Taiwan

China

world's oldest civilization

China

became a communist state in 1949

Formosa

another name for Taiwan

Gobi Desert

world's most northern desert

Grand Canal

longest artificial waterway in the world

Great Wall of China

over 3500 miles long

Hong Kong

once a British colony

Hong Kong, South Korea, Singapore, and Taiwan

"Little Dragons"

Honshu Island

three-quarters of the Japanese population live here

Japan

home to Mt. Fuji

Japan

"Land of the Rising Sun"

Korean War

1950-1953

Kuroshio Current

warms Japan's southern islands

Lee - KIm - Park - Choi

last names for over half of all Koreans