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South Korea is known for their education system, which includes very long days of up to (or over) 12 hours. Because of intense competition and cultural factors, high school students are encouraged to do schooling beyond the typical 8am-4pm schedule.


Some traditional South Korean foods are jjigae, bap, bulgogi and galbi. Jjigae is slightly thick stew served in a hot stone bowl. Bap is the Korean word for rice, which is a staple accompaniment in Korean meals. Bulgogi and galbi are marinated, barbecued meats.


There are two sets of Korean numbers: the native Korean system and the Sino-Korean or Chinese system. The native numbers are used to identify items fewer than 100 and to indicate age. The Chinese-based numbers are used to designate time, money, addresses, phone numbers ...


Rice is a popular staple in Korea and is often served along with a variety of dishes that include vegetables, soups, stews and meats. Kimchi, which is fermented pickles made using red chili pepper powder and garlic to flavor Chinese cabbage, radishes, green peppers and ...


The Korean War arose from the division of Korea at the end of World War II and from the global tensions of the Cold War. A United Nations force led by the U.S. fought on behalf of South Korea against North Korea and its Chinese and Soviet Union allies.


The United States entered the Korean War in June of 1950 as part of a United Nations effort to assist South Korea in its civil war with North Korea, which was supported by both China and the Soviet Union. The origins of the conflict began in 1945, when Korea was removed...


Some important characteristics of South Korean culture are social status, urban living and an industrial economy. Sex roles define work and marriage. Other elements of Korean culture involve food, holidays and art.