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Korea is a group of countries with has a balanced climate and is bordered by China and Russia. It has a unique situation in the game, where the North is rural and the South is urban. It is composed of the real-life North and South Korea.

Country Information

IG Factbook: "An independent kingdom for much of its long history, Korea was occupied by Japan beginning in 1905 following the Russo-Japanese War. Five years later, Japan formally annexed the entire peninsula. Following World War II, Korea was split with the northern half coming under Soviet-sponsored communist control. North Korea (DPRK) failed, during the Korea War (1950-53), to conquer the US-backed Republic of Korea (ROK) in the southern portion by force. During the Korean War (1950-53), US troops and UN forces fought alongside ROK soldiers to defend South Korea from a DPRK invasion supported by China and the Soviet Union. A 1953 armistice split the peninsula along a demilitarized zone at about the 38th parallel. From 1961 to 1979 South Korea achieved rapid economic growth, with per capita income rising to roughly 17 times the level of North Korea. South Korea held its first free presidential election under a revised democratic constitution in 1987."

Trivia

  • On the news, Korea is mentioned when the news popups "Border guards plan DMZ strike".
    • In another news headline, it is revealed that North Korea saves the International Space Station from destruction for unknown reasons.
    • These news popups are random and don't have any effect in the game.
  • North Korea is rural and South Korea is urban because in real life, South Korea is a technological powerhouse and has numerous cities dotted around the country, while North Korea only has Pyongyang and a few other cities as the majority of the country lives in impoverished villages and towns that have little access to food and other resources.
  • The helicopter seen on the City Cam of Korea during General Disruption is a KUH-1P Chamsuri, used by the Korean National Police Agency. The photo was taken by JangSu Lee and was uploaded to the Korea Aerospace Industries Flickr account in January 2014.[1]
  • South Korea along with Japan are the only starting countries from Asia in Plague Inc.: The Board Game.[2]

Gallery

City Cams

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Business as Usual

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General Disruption

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Widespread Disorder

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No Longer Exists

Board Game

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South Korea Country Card with the cities of Seoul, Busan, Incheon, Daegu & Deajeon
Territory: 97,466 (km2)
Population: 50,42 (m)
Resources: $1,410 (bn)

Other

Notes

  1. The statue in the center of Gwanghwamun Square is of Yi Sun-sin (Hangul: 이순신 ; Hanja: 李舜臣), a Korean admiral of the Joseon dynasty renowned for his victories during the Imjin war against Japanese forces.

References

  1. Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) (2014-01-02). "KUH-1P Chamsuri Demo Flight". Flickr Archived from the original on July 5, 2022. Retrieved on July 5, 2022.
  2. @Coolsy101 (2018-12-01). "Comprehensive List of All Cards". BoardGameGeek (BGG) Retrieved on July 5, 2022.
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