The Korean People’sDemocratic people’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) or North Korea is a country in East Asia, located in the North of the Korean Peninsula. The country’s territory is 120,5 thousand sq. km On land, it borders with China and Russia in the North and to the South by 38th parallel — with South Korea. Bordered on the southwest by the waters of the Yellow and North-East of the sea of Japan. The capital Pyongyang with a population of over 4 million people according to the last 2010 census.
The Koreans are the absolute majority of the population of approximately 24.8 million people. And there are minorities: around 55000 Chinese and 2,000 Japanese. North Korea is a country closed type with paramilitary totalitarian regime. The power in it belongs to the workers ‘ Party of Korea headed by the General secretaries of the family, first on account of them — Kim Il-Sung. The state was formed in 1948 on 9 September, having been essentially a response to education in the South of the Korean Peninsula the Republic of Korea with a Pro-American government. After the Korean war in 1953, both countries are in the “cold” confrontation with repeated military interventions on both sides, especially in the area of the zone demarcation on the 38th parallel.
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KOREA. LAND OF THE MORNING CALM
Most Ukrainians mention of South Korea is associated with cheap electronics,
spicy carrots with our markets and the stories about dog meat as a local delicacy. Unfortunately, myths often hide from us the reality…
One look at Seoul, the capital of South Korea, enough to agree: the state is indeed full of surprises! The first thing that catches your eye – hundreds of groups and placed singly skyscrapers. Here and there giant piles of they rested in a small haze of the sky – different configurations, different design, dressed in huge plasma screens or billboards. And in the shadow of modern architecture surrounded by a delightful hiding the silence of Buddhist temples or Palace complexes colorful former rulers of the country. But from the collision of past and present does not occur dissonance – different eras seamlessly intertwined, durmana sounds, smells, the tempo.
OH, THE ROADS…
The second pleasant shock – it’s expensive. Their perfectly smooth surface, without patches and potholes, causes unconcealed envy. They were modelled on the American highways, because often have four rows in each direction. In addition, the city is shrouded in a web of interchanges of air, Continue reading
The history of martial arts in Korea two thousand years, beginning with the era of Three States (1-pack centuries), when the territory of the Korean Peninsula, there were three kingdoms — Goguryeo, Baekje and Silla. Each one had their own system of combat training. On the formation and development of Korean martial arts were greatly influenced by Chinese tradition. It is no coincidence that the complex Korean martial arts termed “QUANBO”, similar to Chinese “chuanfa” (“pugilism”).
Some Korean martial arts:
Charac of the most interesting and mysterious of the martial art, now almost lost. Its founders are considered to be mountain hermits “Sonin”. The same characters in Chinese read “jenjen” and in Japanese “yamabushi” and means “perfect man.” In the system of spiritual and physical perfection of these hermits was the concept of unity of man and nature. In an effort to realize such unity, a hermit retired to the mountains, where his whole existence was subordinated to the natural rhythms and laws. The hermit slept on the grass in summer, and in winter on the snow, he served as housing wicker hut that protected only from rain and snow, clothing, skins of wild animals. Harsh living conditions combined with intense Continue reading