History UsefulNotes / SouthKorea

24th Apr '16 10:35:09 AM voodoochild
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* ''Series/Sense8'': One of the eight cluster members is Sun Bak, played by Doona Bae. All of Sun's scenes with her various family members take place in Seoul, and there are large swathes of (subtitled) Korean spoken.
3rd Apr '16 6:14:25 PM GreatWyrmGold
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* Turtle Ship -- An ironclad battleship invented in 1592 with a retractable and (occasionally) ''fire-breathing head'' (powered by a cannon inside the mouth). They were something of a SuperweaponSurprise to the invading Japanese. The ship was covered in thick plating and studded with metal spikes, which made it impossible to get on the deck (because ether was no traditional deck as such). The flat, keel-less bottom made the ship exceptionally agile, being able to make sudden turns (a dramatic contrast to the Japanese ships, which were faster but could only go in a straight line at top speeds) A favoured method of attack was to use the superior durability and maneuverability of the Turtle Ship to ''ram'' the more fragile Japanese ships.

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* Turtle Ship -- An ironclad battleship invented in 1592 1592[[labelnote:*]]Inspired by similar covered ships from much earlier in Korean history[[/labelnote]] with a retractable and (occasionally) ''fire-breathing head'' (powered by a cannon inside the mouth). They were something of a SuperweaponSurprise to the invading Japanese. The ship was covered in thick plating and studded with metal spikes, which made it impossible to get on the deck (because ether was no traditional deck as such). The flat, keel-less bottom made the ship exceptionally agile, being able to make sudden turns (a dramatic contrast to the Japanese ships, which were faster but could only go in a straight line at top speeds) A favoured method of attack was to use the superior durability and maneuverability of the Turtle Ship to ''ram'' the more fragile Japanese ships.
24th Mar '16 2:09:58 AM erforce
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-->-'''National Anthem of South Korea''', 2nd verse.

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-->-'''National -->-- '''National Anthem of South Korea''', 2nd verse.



South Korea produces quite a few movies and shows of its own, not counting the considerable amount of American and [[{{Anime}} Japanese]] stuff animated there to save costs. [[KoreanMovies Korean cinema]] has become very popular all across eastern Asia for much of the past ten years and has enjoyed a small following in the west. The most notable recent film from the country to make it to the west is ''Film/TheHost''. Other prior exports include ''Film/{{Oldboy}}''.

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South Korea produces quite a few movies and shows of its own, not counting the considerable amount of American and [[{{Anime}} Japanese]] stuff animated there to save costs. [[KoreanMovies Korean cinema]] has become very popular all across eastern Asia for much of the past ten years and has enjoyed a small following in the west. The most notable recent film from the country to make it to the west is ''Film/TheHost''. Other prior exports include ''Film/{{Oldboy}}''.
''Film/{{Oldboy 2003}}''.
3rd Mar '16 12:54:57 PM Morgenthaler
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In strategy games, they tend to be StoneWall turtlers: In ''VideoGame/{{Civilization}} III'' they received only peaceable civ bonuses, in ''Civ IV'' they received the Protective trait, the ultimate turtling benefit, and in ''Civ V'' they received scientific bonuses and a unique naval unit that can't venture beyond coastal waters but is insanely difficult to destroy, and is even called the Turtle Ship. In ''VideoGame/{{Age of Empires|I}}'' they received tower bonuses, in ''[[VideoGame/AgeOfEmpiresII Age of Kings]]'' more tower and stone bonuses, in ''RiseOfNations'' yet more tower bonuses, building repair bonuses and LaResistance bonuses. Regardless of that, their unique unit in these games has been the Hwach'a , the Hwach'a, the Hwach'a and the Turtle Ship, and the Hwach'a and Hwarang, respectively.

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In strategy games, they tend to be StoneWall turtlers: In ''VideoGame/{{Civilization}} III'' they received only peaceable civ bonuses, in ''Civ IV'' they received the Protective trait, the ultimate turtling benefit, and in ''Civ V'' they received scientific bonuses and a unique naval unit that can't venture beyond coastal waters but is insanely difficult to destroy, and is even called the Turtle Ship. In ''VideoGame/{{Age of Empires|I}}'' they received tower bonuses, in ''[[VideoGame/AgeOfEmpiresII Age of Kings]]'' more tower and stone bonuses, in ''RiseOfNations'' ''VideoGame/RiseOfNations'' yet more tower bonuses, building repair bonuses and LaResistance bonuses. Regardless of that, their unique unit in these games has been the Hwach'a , the Hwach'a, the Hwach'a and the Turtle Ship, and the Hwach'a and Hwarang, respectively.



** The character Hwoarang from ''{{Tekken}}'' is named after them, being a Tae Kwon Do-using South Korean.

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** The character Hwoarang from ''{{Tekken}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Tekken}}'' is named after them, being a Tae Kwon Do-using South Korean.
6th Nov '15 7:49:01 AM Larkmarn
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** NoKoreansInJapan


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** NoKoreansInJapan

UsefulNotes/KoreansInJapan
26th Sep '15 4:17:41 PM nombretomado
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South Korea spent a while after that war under various authoritarian governments, but people kept protesting, demanding democracy and freedom (some of which, like the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gwangju_massacre Gwangju Massacre]], caused the loss of many innocent civilian lives). Finally, after [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/June_Democracy_Movement June Democracy Movement]] of the 1987 (helped by global exposure on the run-up to the 1988 OlympicGames to be held at the capital, Seoul), South Korea is now a completely democratic country. It is also one of the "Asian Tigers", making a ''major'' economic leap in the 1980s (the social structure changed from a mostly agricultural to tertiary industry in less than 40 years).

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South Korea spent a while after that war under various authoritarian governments, but people kept protesting, demanding democracy and freedom (some of which, like the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gwangju_massacre Gwangju Massacre]], caused the loss of many innocent civilian lives). Finally, after [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/June_Democracy_Movement June Democracy Movement]] of the 1987 (helped by global exposure on the run-up to the 1988 OlympicGames UsefulNotes/OlympicGames to be held at the capital, Seoul), South Korea is now a completely democratic country. It is also one of the "Asian Tigers", making a ''major'' economic leap in the 1980s (the social structure changed from a mostly agricultural to tertiary industry in less than 40 years).
11th Sep '15 3:13:21 PM philipnova798
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*** Creator/HeewonEntertainment
20th Aug '15 2:06:11 AM HeraldAlberich
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* Main/KoreanHonorifics

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* Main/KoreanHonorificsUsefulNotes/KoreanHonorifics
18th Aug '15 2:18:11 PM Willbyr
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The most recent Korean media export, in a phenomenon known as the "''Korean Wave''" or "''Hallyu Wave''" (韓流 or 한류 in Korean), is their [[KoreanDrama dramas]], short {{Soap Opera}}s that are either about contrived, tragic love, or pure romantic comedy. Sometimes combining both. The most famous from this wave was the metaseries ''Endless Love'', which consisted of four dramas ambiented each one in a season of the year, namely ''Autumn in my Heart'', ''WinterSonata'', ''Summer Scent'' and ''Spring Waltz''. Most tragic dramas will inevitably (or, at least, used to) invoke one or more of the following: EasyAmnesia, IllGirl (usually cancer), BrotherSisterIncest, a car accident of some sorts, and blindness.

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The most recent Korean media export, in a phenomenon known as the "''Korean Wave''" or "''Hallyu Wave''" (韓流 or 한류 in Korean), is their [[KoreanDrama dramas]], short {{Soap Opera}}s that are either about contrived, tragic love, or pure romantic comedy. Sometimes combining both. The most famous from this wave was the metaseries ''Endless Love'', which consisted of four dramas ambiented each one in a season of the year, namely ''Autumn in my Heart'', ''WinterSonata'', ''Series/WinterSonata'', ''Summer Scent'' and ''Spring Waltz''. Most tragic dramas will inevitably (or, at least, used to) invoke one or more of the following: EasyAmnesia, IllGirl (usually cancer), BrotherSisterIncest, a car accident of some sorts, and blindness.
7th Jul '15 7:27:48 PM nombretomado
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South Korea figures prominently in any ''{{Lost}}'' episode centering on Sun and Jin. These sequences are notable in that they are entirely in Korean (with subtitles) rather than employing a TranslationConvention. Sun is played by Yunjin Kim, who achieved fame in South Korea before coming to the US. Jin, however, is a FakeNationality, played by American Daniel Dae Kim.[[note]] As noted in many interviews, Daniel grew up in an English-speaking household and speaks almost no Korean; Yunjin had to teach him all of his lines phonetically[[/note]]

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South Korea figures prominently in any ''{{Lost}}'' ''Series/{{Lost}}'' episode centering on Sun and Jin. These sequences are notable in that they are entirely in Korean (with subtitles) rather than employing a TranslationConvention. Sun is played by Yunjin Kim, who achieved fame in South Korea before coming to the US. Jin, however, is a FakeNationality, played by American Daniel Dae Kim.[[note]] As noted in many interviews, Daniel grew up in an English-speaking household and speaks almost no Korean; Yunjin had to teach him all of his lines phonetically[[/note]]



* ''Series/{{Lost}}'': The US series had two Korean characters. Since they were Korean-Americans, their Korean pronounciation was a bit... ''off-sounding'' for many native Korean watchers.

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* ''Series/{{Lost}}'': The US series had two Korean characters. Since they were Korean-Americans, their Korean pronounciation pronunciation was a bit... ''off-sounding'' for many native Korean watchers.
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