South Korea

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Group.png South Korea   Sourcewatch
Flag of South Korea.svg
Type nation state
Location asia
Leader South Korea/President
Park Geun-hye.jpg
Incumbent: Park Geun-hye
Since 25 February 2013
Subgroups South Korea/National Intelligence Service
SubpageSouth Korea/National Intelligence Service
South Korea/President
South Korea/Prime Minister

South Korea is the southern half of the Korean peninsular, surrounded on three sides by the Pacific Ocean.

History

It was divided from North Korea by an armistice after the Korean War.

Politics

Since Autumn 2016, a wave of political discontent has engulfed South Korea, see the President Park Geun-hye's popularity dip as low as 4%.

Mass Surveillance

In June 2015, acting South Korean Prime Minister Choi Kyung-hwan announced that the government would use cell phone signals to track people if it has quarantined them for possible Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, asking people to "Please understand this is an unavoidable measure for the sake of our neighbors and families".[1]  

Events

EventDate
Korean War25 June 1950 - 27 July 1953
Sinking of MV Sewol16 April 2014 09:00:00 - 16 April 2014 11:30:00
 

Related Documents

TitleTypePublication dateAuthor(s)Description
North Korea - The Grand Deception Revealedarticle10 March 2017Christopher BlackPost-WWII Korean history and the relentless demonisation of North Korea by the US.
Washington Considers Military Action Against North Korea to Force Regime Changearticle7 March 2017Stephen GowansA history of Post-WWII US military threats against North Korea leading to the latest escalation in Spring 2017, with due weight given to the North Korean perspective
Why Does the West Hate North Korea?article8 March 2016Andre VltchekSuppressed information about North Korea and suggestions as to why it gets such a bad press in the West


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