Jutting out of the Asian continent, the Korean peninsula is rimmed by beautiful seas, filled with rugged mountains, and coursed by winding rivers. For thousands of years Koreans have nestled into the peninsula’s peaceful valleys, enjoying the prosperous life afforded them in such a rich land. While Koreans have typically experienced centuries of peace in the land of the morning calm, they have also witnessed years of war and periods of intense suffering. Through it all they have come to see themselves as a people that not only share a common ethnicity but also a rich heritage and long history.

Historical Overview
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Encounters With The West
Maps of Korea
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