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Festival in South Korea

In light of the political events that are now taking place between two countries with common roots, of course, strange sounding words about the holidays and festivals. But life always takes its toll: I hope that peace on earth ancient Joseon still will.

Long ago, in the late second Millennium BC, in the territory of the Korean Peninsula was an ancient state, which was called Joseon. As time passed, the state split into three tribal unions, which formed three other States – Silla, Goguryeo and Pekche.

In those ancient times of war between countries over the best land were not uncommon. It took a lot of time, and in 1392 the ruling Goryeo dynasty was replaced by the no less influential Joseon dynasty, which ruled until 1910. In the miserable year the country became a Japanese colony.

But it was not the last bowl of the adversity that befell a small country. After the Second world war, Korea had become a bargaining chip between Japan and the USSR. Then formed two new Korean States, the Republic of Korea and the DPRK. Each of them had its own path of development.

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Asia

Among other parts of the world Asia stands out the most contrast for height relief. Here are the highest on Earth, mountain ranges and greatest plateau, lowland extensive and deepest continental depression. Such a relief – the result of a long history of development of the Eurasian landmass.

The oldest sections of the Asian land mass, as on other continents, is represented by Precambrian platforms. But unlike other continents, which were formed around a nucleus of an ancient platform, in Asia there are several such cores. In the North – that the Siberian, on the East – a Chinese platform. South Asia is also highlighted between the Indostan and the Arabian platform, which are “strangers”. This is part of ancient Gondwana, and later joined the Eurasian lithospheric plate.

Unlike the ancient Asian European sustainable platform more mobile. They experienced vertical tectonic movements on deep faults. As a consequence, plain, formed on these platforms, the exalted. The Central plateau – the highest among similar types of plains. The relatively flat plains of the Arabian Peninsula and the Indian subcontinent have raised edges. For the great China plain characterized by dissected.

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North and South Korea

Asia is not just China and Japan

But do not forget that there is another major region of the world that is not only less contradictory, but perhaps even more significant. We are talking about Asia . Here and oil the middle East with their infinite resources and the sale of the floating rate of oil, and the country with the largest population on the planet (India and China) and enormous territorial ambitions. However, to those include and Japan, which also has territorial claims to Russia and to China. There are still Pakistan, and is unable to complete his lifelong history with India. And finally, there’s China. Power, of course, claiming the title of hegemon in the Asian region.

Oddly enough, today we will talk not about them, but about the other two powers, almost twins but not brothers of the North and South Koreas.

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