Talk:South Korea

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Former good article nominee South Korea was a good articles nominee, but did not meet the good article criteria at the time. There are suggestions below for improving the article. Once these issues have been addressed, the article can be renominated. Editors may also seek a reassessment of the decision if they believe there was a mistake.
Article milestones
Date Process Result
April 19, 2006 Peer review Reviewed
May 24, 2007 Good article nominee Not listed
April 28, 2008 Good article nominee Not listed
Current status: Former good article nominee


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Ambiguity in modern names for the country/peninsula[edit]

"While South Koreans use Han (or Hanguk) to refer to the entire country, North Koreans and Koreans in China use the term Joseon as the name of the country." Does 'entire country' mean South Korea or the entire Korean Peninsula? It could be read both ways.

Taiwan is an unrecognized state in UN[edit]

United states of America and United kingdom do not call Taiwan "Republic of China".USAthegreatest (talk) 14:34, 21 August 2017 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 24 August 2017[edit]

Suggestions for changes in the Science and Technology main section :

Please edit

1. "South Korea leads the OECD in graduates in science and engineering." to -->"South Korea has the highest percentage of graduates in natural sciences and engineering, according to the OECD." as this is a result from a study conducted by the OECD.

2. "There is a growing trend of inventions of new types of media or apps, utilizing the 4G and 5G internet infrastructure in South Korea." to -->"Trends show that inventions of new types of media or apps that utilize the 4G and 5G infrastructure are growing in South Korea." for better sentence structure

Please delete

3. "South Korea has today the infrastructures to meet a density of population and culture that has the capability to create strong local particularity." as it is unclear whether it is the infrastructure or the density of population and culture that has the capability to create said particularity


In the Aerospace engineering sub-section, please edit

4. "South Korea has sent up 10 satellites from 1992, all using foreign rockets and overseas launch pads, notably Arirang-1 in 1999, and Arirang-2 in 2006 as part of its space partnership with Russia." to --> "Since 1992, South Korea has launched 10 satellites, all using foreign rockets and overseas launch pads -- notably Arirang-1 in 1999, and Arirang-2 in 2006 -- as part of its space partnership with Russia." for better sentence structure

5. "South Korea's efforts to build an indigenous space launch vehicle is marred because of persistent political pressure of the United States, who had for many decades hindered South Korea's indigenous rocket and missile development programs[344] in fear of their possible connection to clandestine military ballistic missile programs, which Korea many times insisted did not violate the research and development guidelines stipulated by US-Korea agreements on restriction of South Korean rocket technology research and development." to

--> As this sentence is too long, and has several grammatical errors, I suggest the option below

"South Korea's efforts to build a domestic space launch vehicle has been marred due to persistent political pressure from the United States. The U.S. has for many decades hindered South Korea's domestic rocket and missile development programs[344] fearing their possible connection to clandestine military ballistic missile activities. Korea has insisted that it did not violate the R&D guidelines stipulated by US-Korea agreements, which restricts the development of rocket technology in South Korea."

In the Robotics sub-section, please edit

6. "In 2005, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) developed the world's second walking humanoid robot, HUBO. A team in the Korea Institute of Industrial Technology developed the first Korean android, EveR-1 in May 2006.[348] EveR-1 has been succeeded by more complex models with improved movement and vision." to the suggestion below, to fix grammatical errors and for better sentence structure

--> "In 2005, the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) developed HUBO, the world's second walking humanoid robot. A team at the Korea Institute of Industrial Technology developed the first Korean android, EveR-1 in May 2006.[348] EveR-1 has since been succeeded by more complex models with improved movement and vision.

7. "Plans of creating English-teaching robot assistants to compensate for the shortage of teachers were announced in February 2010. The robots were deployed to most preschools and kindergartens by 2013.[351] Robotics has been also incorporated in the entertainment sector as well; the Korean Robot Game Festival has been held every year since 2004 to promote science and robot technology." to

--> "Plans to create English-teaching robot assistants to compensate for the shortage of teachers were announced in February 2010, with the robots being deployed to most preschools and kindergartens by 2013.[351] Robotics technology has also been incorporated in the entertainment sector as well; the Korean Robot Game Festival has been held every year since 2004 to promote science and robot technology. (grammatical errors, sentence structure)

Newclassic33 (talk) 10:15, 24 August 2017 (UTC)

Not done: please provide reliable sources that support the change you want to be made. We cannot accept original research. jd22292 (Jalen D. Folf) (talk) 16:45, 24 August 2017 (UTC)

Edit request for Cuisine and Holiday sections[edit]

Cuisine section:

Request to delete the following paragraph, as it appears to have been added by Lotte, for promotional purposes. It also does not belong in the "cuisine" section

"South Korean snack companies, such as Lotte, are famous for making a wide range of Korean or other Asian-inspired snacks. One example is Pepero, a snack similar to Pocky, which originates from Japan. Pepero is manufactured by Lotte Confectionery."

Holiday section:

Pepero once again makes an appearance in the Holiday section, seemingly as a representative Korean holiday. It is not. This extra sentence could be deleted and replaced with examples of other traditional and more meaningful holidays.

"There are also unofficial holidays celebrated in Korea, such as Pepero Day, which has been criticized by many people as a marketing scam." Newclassic33 (talk) 13:24, 24 August 2017 (UTC)

Done. I have removed the content you mentioned above. In the first case, no reason was given for mentioning that one company's name, and the first sentence itself is a truism. In the second case, again, no reason was given for singling out that one day. In both cases, there were no sources. RivertorchFIREWATER 14:46, 24 August 2017 (UTC)

Please understand the true meaning of the word "sovereignty"[edit]

Talk pages are for discussing improvements to articles. Collapsed off-topic discussion.
The following discussion has been closed. Please do not modify it.

Many people throughout the United States have what I believe to be a French mentality with regard to the word "sovereignty". Korea has not been re-unified, and the Republic of Korea is still occupied by a foreign power (the United States). Although a UN member, many other UN members on the English Wikipedia are listed using merely the word "country" and not "sovereign state". There are U.S. citizens everywhere throughout the country that is the United States that believe that it is time for the U.S. to stop occupying other countries, e.g. Japan and the Republic of Korea (South Korea) in East Asia; although there are serious difficulties with regard to the rivalry between the Republic of Korea (South Korea) and the People's Democratic of Korea (North Korea). Thus, it is more difficult for the United States Armed Forces to leave East Asia than it is for the U.S. Armed Forces to leave Europe. It is time for all of the U.S. Armed Forces to leave Europe (I mean complete withdrawal from Europe; Europe can "defend" themselves from the so-called "Russian" threat; there is NATO, and Putin understood the reasoning for defending the ethnic Russians in Crimea because he stated that there was an unconstitutional coup in Ukraine). The U.S. troops should probably also leave the Middle East and Africa (the same goes for the French Armed Forces). I apologize for the editorializing but we still need to focus on the objective truth here. People throughout the world don't seem to care about the objective truth anymore and are instead too focused on instant gratification. The last territories that the U.S. Armed Forces should leave are probably the territories in East Asia. Again, I apologize for the editorializing. However, I want to be fully clear. I am the state (talk) 17:37, 25 August 2017 (UTC)

No sources -- just POV OR. Ignoring. --A D Monroe III (talk) 20:34, 25 August 2017 (UTC)
For the record, the OP is blocked indefinitely. RivertorchFIREWATER 05:57, 26 August 2017 (UTC)

Major clutter midway down page at certain monitor widths[edit]

The article looks like this for me midway down the page on my 1920 pixels wide monitor. I'm not sure how to fix this myself (otherwise I would), but since 1920x1080 is a very common monitor resolution this may be worth fixing. CJK09 (talk) 23:23, 31 August 2017 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 16 September 2017[edit]

Please change the statistics under the "European Union" section of "Foreign Relations" they were a little outdated and I brought some fresh numbers from Eurostat (http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/statistics-explained/index.php/South_Korea-EU_-_trade_in_goods#EU_and_South_Korea_in_world_trade)

Here are the numbers that could be replaced: South Korea is the EU's eighth largest trade partner -> now it's the tenth the EU has become South Korea's second largest export destination -> not it's the fourth EU trade with South Korea exceeded €65 billion in 2008 -> €90 billion in 2015 has enjoyed an annual average growth rate of 7.5% between 2004 and 2008. -> growth rate of 9.8% between 2003 and 2013

You can check those numbers from the link I put above.

Thank you very much and I'll come back later. 2010koala (talk) 07:09, 16 September 2017 (UTC)

Done jd22292 (Jalen D. Folf) (talk) 00:23, 23 September 2017 (UTC)

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