With tensions escalating between the United States and North Korea over the North's resumption of its nuclear weapons program, Korea has recently become a focus of media attention. Home to more than 60 million people today, North Korea and South Korea have been divided along the 38th parallel since the defeat of Japan (Korea's former colonial ruler) at the end of World War II. Outside of Korea, South Korea is better known than its neighbor to the north is, and it has prospered over the last few decades as a model democratic ...

A Brief History of Korea 2009, Facts on File, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780816050857