South Korea

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Group.png South Korea   History Commons Sourcewatch WikiquoteRdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
South Korea (orthographic projection).svg
Flag of South Korea.svg
Capital citySeoul
Locationasia
LeaderSouth Korea/President
Typenation state
SubgroupsSouth Korea/National Intelligence Service
Interest ofTim Shorrock
Member ofG-20, International Energy Agency, OECD
SubpageSouth Korea/Deep state
South Korea/Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade
South Korea/Minister of Justice
South 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. In 2013, it was #11 in the world in terms of military expenditure.[1]

History

South Korea was divided from North Korea along the 38th parallel on the conclusion of World War II. This was initially understood as a temporary measure. The border was confirmed after the Korean War, but no treaty was signed, although the border remains in fact to this day.

Deep state

Full article: South Korea/Deep state
South Korean Deep state.jpg

In 2012, the Korean National Intelligence Service engaged in election fraud using trolls to try to get Park Geun-hye, their chosen puppet leader elected as President.

Park Geun-hye

Full article: Park Geun-hye
Park Geun-hye

Park Geun-hye was elected in 2012 as a puppet leader, after being elected with the help of the Korean National Intelligence Service. The director, Won Sei-hoon‎, was charged with electoral fraud and graft.

Since Autumn 2016, a wave of political discontent engulfed South Korea, as the public discovered that the President Park Geun-hye was being controlled by one of her aides. Millions of people took part in demonstrations against her in Seoul and her popularity dipped as low as 4%. She was replaced on 10 March 2017.

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".[2]

Policy

In 2020 the South Korean government announced plans to switch all 3.3 million of its computers to Linux.[3]

 

An event carried out

EventLocationDescription
Evacuation from AfghanistanAfghanistanThe evacuation of foreigners from Afghanistan, one of the largest airlifts in history

 

Related Quotations

PageQuoteAuthorDate
Cheonan sinking“But around the time of this incident another sinking occurred that has hardly been reported in Japan. Near the site of the sinking of the Cheonan, a colossal object, which appears to be a US submarine, was found to have sunk. An ROK underwater team searched for, and on April 7 South Korea’s KBS TV showed, a US helicopter carrying what seems to be the body of a US soldier. KBS is a public broadcasting station with the highest credibility in South Korea."


"ROK and US authorities did their best to hide the fact that a US submarine sank at about the same time as the Cheonan.... On the day of the incident, the exercise was underway. After the incident, the US-ROK authorities made no mention of the fact that the joint military exercise was in progress. But the day after the incident, various ROK media and newspapers reported that the Cheonan might have been sunk by friendly fire during the military exercise.”
Tanaka Sakai
Bruce Cumings“The Korean War did not begin on June 25, 1950, much special pleading and argument to the contrary. If it did not begin then, Kim II Sung could not have "started" it then, either, but only at some earlier point. As we search backward for that point, we slowly grope toward the truth that civil wars do not start: they come. They originate in multiple causes, with blame enough to go around for everyone—and blame enough to include Americans who thoughtlessly divided Korea and then reestablished the colonial government machinery and the Koreans who served it. How many Koreans might still be alive had not that happened? Blame enough to include a Soviet Union likewise unconcerned with Korea's ancient integrity and determined to "build socialism" whether Koreans wanted their kind of system or not. How many Koreans might still be alive had that not happened? And then, as we peer inside Korea to inquire about Korean actions that might have avoided national division and fratricidal conflict, we get a long list indeed.”Bruce Cumings2005
Bruce Cumings“The United States is the power that introduced nuclear weapons into Korea, and it took this drastic step primarily to stabilize volatile North-South relations. Always suspicious of North Korea's intentions, in the mid-1950s the Eisenhower Administration also worried that South Korean President Syngman Rhee might reopen the war. Secretary of State John Foster Dulles wanted to restrain both sides -- with nuclear weapons. Even hotheads like Rhee and Kim Il Sung, he believed, would think twice before starting a war that would rain atomic destruction on the peninsula. In January of 1958 the United States positioned 280mm nuclear cannons and "Honest John" nuclear-tipped missiles in South Korea; these were followed a year later by nuclear-tipped Matador cruise missiles. Soon American and South Korean defense strategy rested on routine plans to use nuclear weapons very early in any new war -- at "H + 1," according to one former U.S. commander in Korea, meaning within one hour (more likely a few hours) of the outbreak of war if large masses of North Korean troops succeeded in attacking south of the DMZ. Annual "Team Spirit" military exercises included rehearsals for battlefield nuclear war. North Korea responded by building enormous facilities underground or in mountain redoubts, from troop and materiel depots to munitions factories and warplane hangars. This was a bit of a problem for American surveillance, in that it allowed for a great many places to hide an atomic bomb.”Bruce Cumings2005

 

Events

EventDescription
Korean WarThe war on the Korean peninsular between the China/Soviet-backed forces of the North and the US-backed South between 1951-53
Sinking of MV SewolA ferry sinking which killed hundreds of schoolchildren. Officially, an accident, but information hidden and falsified in investigation.

 

Groups Headquartered Here

A Group Headquartered HereDescription
Hanyang UniversityOne of the leading private research universities of South Korea.
Keimyung UniversityProviding Koreans with higher education firmly anchored in Christianity
Korean Central Intelligence AgencySo dependent on the CIA they didn't bother to change the name.
Seoul National UniversityThe most prestigious university in South Korea
Sungkyunkwan UniversityPartnership with Samnsung
Yeungnam UniversityOne of the top 10 Asian International Universities
Yonsei UniversityAdmission is widely regarded as determining one's career and social status in life

 

Citizens of South Korea on Wikispooks

TitleBornDiedDescription
Park Chung-hee14 November 191726 October 1979President of South Korea assassinated in office
Chun Doo-hwan18 January 1931
Suh Hoon1954
Kim Jae-gyu6 March 192624 May 1980
Kim Jong-pil
Ban Ki-moon13 June 19448th UN Secretary General
Choi Kyu-hah16 July 191922 October 2006
Roh Moo-hyun1 September 194623 May 2009Former South Korean President. Officially committed suicide after a corruption scandal, which was promptly closed.
Won Sei-hoon31 January 1951
Park Won-soon26 March 19569 July 2020Seoul Mayor found dead after a complaint of sexual harrasment
Kim Young-sam20 December 192722 November 2015
Yuk Young-soo14 November 191715 August 1974The First Lady of South Korea was assassinated in 1974.

 

Related Documents

TitleTypePublication dateAuthor(s)Description
Document:North Korea - The Grand Deception Revealedarticle10 March 2017Christopher BlackPost-WWII Korean history and the relentless demonisation of North Korea by the US.
Document:The Korea issue is now in the hands of the BRICSArticle3 September 2017Adam Garrie"Simon says: 'There's a 7½-hour flight from the BRICS summit in Xiamen, China to Pyongyang, North Korea so if Sergei Lavrov and the Chinese FM took that flight together to meet Kim Jong-un, it would have huge impact, and get the ball rolling on dialogue'."
Document: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
Document:Why Does the West Hate North Korea?article8 March 2016André VltchekSuppressed information about North Korea and suggestions as to why it gets such a bad press in the West


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