Korea's Culture: The Culture Of South Korea

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This paper is going to examine the culture of South Korea. It will discuss the political standing of the country as it pertains to the rest of the world. This paper also will see how that South Korea has entered into agreements with other countries to learn and teach military superiority. It will look at the decline and rapid growth of South Korea’s economy. Finally it will discuss the social stratification of the people summing up why the country is the way it is today. South Korea, the land of the morning calm. Located on the southern half of the Korean peninsula separating the Yellow Sea and the Sea of Japan is a country roughly the size of Indiana, South Korea. In history Korea was also known as Choson, named after the…show more content…
It is a status symbol if you will, a way to introduce who you are and where you stand in society. When meeting someone for the first time it is customary to produce your full name and educational degree as well as the college in which you received that degree. Bringing about the idea that socially, your education places people into a higher state than say someone who only was able to graduate from high school. Materialistic items have become symbols of a person’s social standings as well. The size of and location of an individual’s house, what type of car is driven, what designer clothes are worn, and membership into specific clubs all lead to the social classification of a person when you first meet them. This is probably the reason a vast majority of young people commit suicide after finishing high school and do not gain acceptance into the university. All of these different attributes have come to shape the country of South Korea. Its political stance, its military involvement and allies, along with its economy and social standings. Without all of these South Korea would not be the country it is today, a country deep with rituals and history of a proud, hardworking people. It is perseverance that is seen in the culture of South Korea that shows the example of how countries should work together for the betterment of all mankind. This is South Korea, the land of the morning

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