Thursday, March 11, 2010

[DeCal] In class assignment, Review - 03/09/2010

Topic: 1945-53 and South Korea (1953-97)
Lecture Date: Tues, 03/09/2010

For 1953-97 [South Korea]: This is an overview of the lecture. This should also help Group 3 when presenting on North Korea (1953-97) and assist those trying to make up the in-class assigment. We will be meeting with Group 3 at 7:00pm at the Free Speech Cafe, Group 4 at 7:15pm -- this Sunday: March 14th,

In-class Assignment (03/09/2010):

1. What were the 3 factors in the divergence between South and North Korea? In particular, what advantages did South Korea have that North Korea did not. [What factors did they share?]

2. During the Korean War, from the perspective of those involved, what was gained (or lost) ?

3. At what point did the South become more prosperous than the North? [Not discussed, but, implicitly implied, at what point did South Korea become seen to be the more "legitimate" Korean state on the peninsula?]

4. What do you think about the fact that South Korea only recently emerged as a country with true democratic institutions? In your opinion does this seem surprising? Why or why not?

Answers will be posted next week.

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