a series of military dictatorships from the 1960s up until the 1980s, it has since developed into a successful liberal democracy. 33 Despite the coexistence of the spellings Corea and Korea in 19th century publications, some Koreans believe that Imperial Japan, around the time of the Japanese occupation, intentionally standardised the spelling on Korea, making Japan appear first alphabetically. This allowed the UN to intervene in a civil war when it became apparent that the superior North Korean forces would unify the entire country. 172 173 The country is well known for its highly feverish outlook on education, where its national obsession with education has been called "education fever". "Yi's successes gave Korea complete control of the sea lanes around the peninsula, and the Korean navy was able to intercept most of the supplies and communications between Japan and Korea" Elisonas, Jurgis. 5 Korean shamanism (also known as Sindo or Muism) is the native religion of the Koreans, and it may represent a large part of the unaffiliated. Archived from the original on February 11, 2014.
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Its total area is 100,032 square kilometres (38,622.57 sq mi). 282 South Koreans refer to this growth as the Miracle on the Han River. "Moody's Raises Korea's Credit Range". Local governments are semi-autonomous, and contain executive and legislative bodies of their own. This impediment to South Korea's indigenous nuclear industrial undertaking has sparked occasional diplomatic rows between the two allies. They can make a living out of their activity and top players can even make a significant amount of money with some high end Starcraft II players ending up making six figure salaries. 316 The national pension covers employees who work in firms that employ five or more employees, fishermen, farmers, and the self-employed in both rural and urban areas. A b "South Korea-EU - trade in goods - Statistics Explained".