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See under South Korea.

The parliamentary democracy Korea, colloquially known as South Korea (Korean 대한민국, Daehan Minguk) with its capital Seoul in East Asia covers 100,210 km². It occupies the southern part of the Korean Peninsula. In the north, the Military Demarcation Line forms the de facto border with North Korea. The division of the country began after the Second World War with the division of Korea into a US and a Soviet occupation zone, from which two independent states emerged in 1948. The Korean War (1950 to 1953) sealed the division of the Korean peninsula.

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South Korea lies in the temperate climate zone with four distinct seasons. However, the winters are extremely cold and in summer there is a lot of rain with high humidity and therefore a high risk of fungal diseases such as both types of mildew. Traditionally, rice wine and beer are the main beverages consumed here. As a result...

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