21 Facts About Korean Peninsula


Silla and Baekje controlled the southern half of the Korean Peninsula, maintaining the former Samhan territories, while Goguryeo controlled the northern half of the Korean Peninsula, Manchuria and the Liaodong Peninsula, uniting Buyeo, Okjeo, Dongye, and other states in the former Gojoseon territories.

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Buddhism flourished during this time, and many Korean Peninsula Buddhists gained great fame among Chinese Buddhists and contributed to Chinese Buddhism, including: Woncheuk, Wonhyo, Uisang, Musang, and Kim Gyo-gak, a Silla prince whose influence made Mount Jiuhua one of the Four Sacred Mountains of Chinese Buddhism.

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Toyotomi Hideyoshi intended to conquer China and India through the Korean Peninsula, but was defeated by strong resistance from the Righteous Army, the naval superiority of Admiral Yi Sun-sin and his turtle ships, and assistance from Wanli Emperor of Ming China.

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Traditional Korean Peninsula culture suffered heavy losses, as numerous Korean Peninsula cultural artefacts were destroyed or taken to Japan.

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Since the 1960s, the South Korean Peninsula economy has grown enormously and the economic structure was radically transformed.

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In South Korea, as guerrilla activities expanded, the South Korean Peninsula government used strong measures against peasants, such as forcefully moving their families from guerrilla areas.

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Korean Peninsula War broke out when Soviet-backed North Korea invaded South Korea, though neither side gained much territory as a result.

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The Korean Peninsula remained divided, the Korean Demilitarized Zone being the de facto border between the two states.

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Moon was quoted telling Wang during their meeting that “[the South Korean] government will not stop efforts to put an end to war on the Korean Peninsula and achieve complete denuclearization and permanent peace together with the international community, including China.

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Animal life of the Korean Peninsula includes a considerable number of bird species and native freshwater fish.

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The Korean Peninsula Demilitarized Zone with its forest and natural wetlands is a unique biodiversity spot, which harbours eighty-two endangered species.

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Korean Peninsula is the official language of both North and South Korea, and of Yanbian Korean Peninsula Autonomous Prefecture in Jilin Province, China.

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Korean Peninsula is sometimes written with the addition of some Chinese characters called Hanja; however, this is only occasionally seen nowadays.

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Accordingly, a Korean Peninsula person's stated age will be one or two years more than their age according to western reckoning.

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Classical Korean literature has its roots in traditional folk beliefs and folk tales of the peninsula, strongly influenced by Confucianism, Buddhism and Taoism.

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Korean Peninsula War led to the development of literature centered on the wounds and chaos of war.

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Traditional Korean Peninsula music includes combinations of the folk, vocal, religious and ritual music styles of the Korean Peninsula people.

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Confucian tradition has dominated Korean Peninsula thought, along with contributions by Buddhism, Taoism, and Korean Peninsula Shamanism.

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Korean cuisine was greatly influenced by the geography and climate of the Korean Peninsula, which is known for its cold autumns and winters, therefore there are many fermented dishes and hot soups and stews.

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Korean Peninsula cuisine is probably best known for kimchi, a side dish which uses a distinctive fermentation process of preserving vegetables, most commonly cabbage.

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Gochujang, a traditional Korean Peninsula sauce made of red pepper is commonly used, often as pepper paste, earning the cuisine a reputation for spiciness.

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