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South Korea

South Korea

A country of eastern Asia at the southern end of the Korean peninsula. Korea was divided into a northern Soviet zone and a southern American zone after World War II, and Soviet resistance to reunification led to the establishment in 1948 of two separate countries, with the Korean War (1950-1953) leaving the peninsula divided along much the same line as before. Ruled until 1993 by a series of authoritarian military leaders, South Korea developed a prosperous economy on the strength of trade ties with Japan and the United States. Seoul is the capital and the largest city.

South Korean adj. & n.
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South Korea

n
(Placename) a republic in NE Asia: established as a republic in 1948; invaded by North Korea and Chinese Communists in 1950 but division remained unchanged at the end of the war (1953); includes over 3000 islands; rapid industrialization. Language: Korean. Religions: Buddhist, Confucianist, Shamanist, and Chondokyo. Currency: won. Capital: Seoul. Pop: 48 955 203 (2013 est). Area: 98 477 sq km (38 022 sq miles). Korean name: Hanguk
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South′ Kore′a


n.
a country in E Asia: formed 1948 after the division of the former country of Korea at 38° N. 46,884,800; 38,327 sq. mi. (99,263 sq. km). Cap.: Seoul. Compare Korea. Official name, Republic of Korea.
South′ Kore′an, n., adj.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.South Korea - a republic in the southern half of the Korean PeninsulaSouth Korea - a republic in the southern half of the Korean Peninsula; established in 1948
Inchon - a battle in the Korean War (1950); United States forces landed at Inchon
Dae-Han-Min-Gook, Han-Gook, Korea, Korean Peninsula - an Asian peninsula (off Manchuria) separating the Yellow Sea and the Sea of Japan; the Korean name is Dae-Han-Min-Gook or Han-Gook
capital of South Korea, Seoul - the capital of South Korea and the largest city of Asia; located in northwestern South Korea
Chemulpo, Incheon, Inchon - a port city in western South Korea on the Yellow Sea
Kwangju - city in southwestern South Korea; an important military base during the Korean War
Taegu, Tegu - a city in southeastern South Korea
Pusan - a city in southeastern South Korea on the Korean Strait; the chief port and second largest city
Asia - the largest continent with 60% of the earth's population; it is joined to Europe on the west to form Eurasia; it is the site of some of the world's earliest civilizations
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Translations
Jižní Korea
Sydkorea
Etelä-KoreaKorean tasavalta
Južna Koreja
Dél-Korea
韓国
한국
Coreea de Sud
Sydkorea
ประเทศเกาหลีใต้
Hàn Quốc

South Korea

كُورْيَا الـْجَنُوبِيَة Jižní Korea Sydkorea Südkorea Νότια Κορέα Corea del Sur Etelä-Korea Corée du Sud Južna Koreja Corea del Sud 韓国 한국 Zuid-Korea Sør-Korea Korea Południowa Coreia do Sul Южная Корея Sydkorea ประเทศเกาหลีใต้ Güney Kore Hàn Quốc 南韩
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References in periodicals archive ?
"Daehanminguk gukjokjedo ui gaesonbangan mosaek --yongjugwon jonchiju'ui rul jungsimuro" [Searching for alternative nationality policy supplemented by permanent residency].
"So we will start to liven up the mood first with popular slogans such as Daehanminguk (Republic of Korea) or Oh, pilseung Korea (Oh, victorious Korea) before moving on to the new ones."
Daehanminguk oegyo yeonpyo [Major and minor diplomatic documents annual of the Republic of Korea].