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


about Dokdo / Takeshima Comfort woman[edit]

Please see the video was created using historical primary source material. Please assess the facts and well.

North Korea should get it along with their mentor the Communist Chinese butchers. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 23:21, 29 April 2016 (UTC)

Korea is NUMBER ONE ...fuck yeah !! (Japan boo) Korea NUMBER FUCKING ONE !!!![edit]

It seems from the edits on this article, that the above would be quite a suitable title.

"South Korea was number one for exports of left handed scissors in Asia, from February 2006 until April 2006, beating (insert random nation) by 23.89%"

If you are Korean, please use this article to inform people about your awesome nation, in a neutral and relevant manner. All of the retarded stats, comparisons to random nations and POV terms just make this article kinda shit. Spacecowboy420 (talk) 09:39, 29 February 2016 (UTC)

It's all rather counter-productive. If you make a blatantly biased article to support your nation, one of three things will happen.
1. Readers see the obvious bias and think that people from that country are not honest.
2. Editors remove all of the positive content
3. Editors from other nations who are portrayed negatively in the article, add negative content.
Try making an honest article without the stupid agendas, and you might have a decent article about South Korea. Spacecowboy420 (talk) 10:33, 29 February 2016 (UTC)
Wow. This article was a good article nominee back in 2008. Could we try to get it back to at least that level again, please? It's not hard, just consider NPOV, weight, MOS and sources and you're half way there. It really makes me frustrated when I realize that so many wikipedians are here to push their POV, rather than create an encyclopedia. Spacecowboy420 (talk) 14:03, 29 February 2016 (UTC)
Sadly, I'm afraid your plea will fall on deaf ears. – Illegitimate Barrister (talk), 20:17, 24 March 2016 (UTC)
@Spacecowboy420, Illegitimate Barrister, and BlackRanger88: I need you guys to verify that user User:134ricks is user User:Massyparcer. His most recent edits seems to have behaviors similar to Massyparcer which include adding texts claiming South Korea to be the "world's best in ..." in everything with no bad points to balance things out (possibly in violation of WP:BALASPS). Also, this edit he made replaces "South Korea" with "Korea" (pretty baised or one-sided considering North Korea can also be considered 'Korea'). A similar edit which Massyparcer made here. (talk) 17:55, 30 April 2016 (UTC)
"You guys" (meaning all of the editors in this thread) cannot do that; that requires a checkuser's attention, and a better reason than idle curiosity. If you think that they are the same user and they have both been used to edit unconstructively, submit a request for Sockpuppet investigation. General Ization Talk 18:10, 30 April 2016 (UTC)
Thanks for the info. I just feel his actions were familiar with Massyparcer and wanted to point it out. We will see how things go. (talk) 18:30, 30 April 2016 (UTC)

High civil liberties and transparent government[edit]

Whether the South Koreans have high civil liberties and transparent government is debatable. NGOs and the U.N. have expressed concern over government restrictions on these. See here. – Illegitimate Barrister (talk), 15:21, 1 May 2016 (UTC)

Also the report by Amnesty International is worth consideration. --Yury Bulka (talk) 16:57, 29 November 2016 (UTC)

Sejong City[edit]

From Wikipedia page on Sejong City: "South Korea's de facto administrative capital city. In early 2007, the South Korean government created a special administrative district from parts of South Chungcheong Province and North Chungcheong Province provinces, near Daejeon, to relocate nine ministries and four national agencies from Seoul. The new capital opened on 2 July 2012 (etc)

This is not mentioned on the South Korea page, and it seems to me it should be. (talk) 21:06, 1 May 2016 (UTC)

Should list UN and US military support in Koren War (1950-53)[edit]

Section: History>After the Division>3rd paragraph, it should be added that the United Nations, and primarily the United States, supported South Korea with thousands of combat troops. The way the article reads now (listing Soviet and Chinese support for North Korea) without mentioning South Korean support, seems to suggest that South Korea was fighting by itself. Of course this is misleading. (talk) 17:55, 2 November 2016 (UTC)

The paragraph currently cites this PDF. If your suggested text is not supported by the reference here, please find a reliable source to back it up, and re-open here, thanks — Andy W. (talk) 08:15, 4 November 2016 (UTC)

Concerning education[edit]

A little while ago, I edited the lead section of this page to note that although South Korean students rank highly on international assessments, the rigor of the country's educational system has been criticized. A review of this page's history will show that some editors approved of this edit while others did not. I am compelled to argue in favor of the sentence being there. It is not only noteworthy, but important, for an encyclopedia to convey to readers the fact that South Korean education has polarized international opinion. This is not a case like that of Finland where the system produces high test scores and is also praised by reformers and journalists.

Many have argued that the competitiveness and fixation on standardized testing in South Korea results in an enormous deal of pressure on students, as well as a system that is an inadequate preparation for a 21st century economy – and perhaps most notably, it has even been condemned by a former South Korean hagwon teacher as an institution of "child abuse" that needs to be reformed and restructured without delay. A major principle of Wikipedia is for proportional weight to be given to all reliable viewpoints – and I feel the South Korean model has simply been criticized too many times for the lead section to simply mention of education that the country "ranks highly in" it. Therefore, the lead would to my mind be improved if it were to report something along the lines of, "Globally, it ranks highly in personal safety, job security, ease of doing business and healthcare quality, with the world's third highest health adjusted life expectancy and fourth most efficient healthcare system. It also ranks highly in international educational assessments, although the competitiveness and rigor of its educational system have led to divided international responses." AndrewOne (talk) 19:36, 23 December 2016 (UTC)

"Ranks highly" should be changed for exactly which rank it has. (with a source)
"divided international responses." should state exactly who responded in which way. (with a source)
otherwise the changes seem like original research. Spacecowboy420 (talk) 08:51, 29 December 2016 (UTC)

Article size/History[edit]

I attempted to edit this article as in North Korea, what happened to my edit? I would have changed the size to correspond with the North Korea article. Otherwise, any suggestions? Wrestlingring (talk) 00:42, 30 December 2016 (UTC)

North Korea is a poor reference because we have much less reliable information about it. A standard solution to excessive size (yes, it is excessive) is moving up information into daughter articles, they are all clearly mentioned on top of each section. Materialscientist (talk) 00:49, 30 December 2016 (UTC)
Good thinking/point, but I think the history before 1945 should be removed or condensed. It's covered in the History of Korea article. Wrestlingring (talk) 21:07, 31 December 2016 (UTC)
Most country articles have a pre-modern history section despite having a dedicated history article that already covers the content, so I politely disagree with that point. Furthermore, the actual character count is comparable to many other country articles' pre-modern history sections. I don't necessarily agree with the removal of the pre-modern history content from the North Korea article, but I understand why it was done because I'm assuming that most people who visit that article are specifically interested in the actual regime. However, I think most people would agree that South Korea is treated by many people as the "default" Korea, so people who come to this article may actually be interested in reading about pre-modern history and culture, as opposed to coming here solely for information on the current government. Bamnamu (talk) 22:08, 31 December 2016 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 6 January 2017[edit]

Please change the spelling of "Choi Soon Li" to "Choi Soon Shil," the proper Romanized spelling of her name. This is at the last paragraph under the History of South Korea section. (talk) 20:02, 6 January 2017 (UTC)

Done Aurato (talk) 20:34, 6 January 2017 (UTC)

MIM-104 Patriot vs Scud/Al Hussein SRBM Operation Desert Storm[edit] (talk) —Preceding undated comment added 21:19, 6 March 2017 (UTC)