In the 2nd part of the Korea series we will be looking closely more at the Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), its implications and contemporary Korean politics. Left untouched by humans for the last 70 years, the DMZ cuts the peninsula in half roughly at the 38th parallel and divides it into North & South Korea respectively – they have created quite a unique situation: no border in the world looks like this one.
In this series, we will be looking at Korea from many different perspectives to get to know the country at the other side of the world a bit better, beginning with some tips about visiting the Land of the Morning Calm.
From 1965 to 1973, South Korean marines were engaged in the Vietnamese War, taking side for the USA and the South Vietnamese government. Until today, this piece of Korean history has been a sensitive issue that is avoided in Korean history classes and political discussions alike. Another example of responsibility grown from