Korea’s history has been quite dramatic. From its ancient beginnings,
scattered groups of continental hunting and gathering peoples formed at
land’s end into a distinctive culture. Their clans, tribes, and
kingdoms eventually grew and mixed into what is now globally recognized
and respected as a rich, populous, and prosperous civilization. South
Korea has been especially successful in developing its
industrial-economic potential to the point at which it is now a major
player in the global economy.
In general, and throughout most of their history, Koreans have led
productive lives while enjoying the attractiveness and serenity of
their peninsular homeland, which they still refer to as “The Land of
the Morning Calm,” even though the roar of South Korea's “tiger
economy” is now heard around the world.
Author: David J. Nemeth.