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 Document

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TitleTypePublication dateAuthor(s)Description
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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