South Korea was formed in 1948 when Korea was partitioned along the 38th parallel; the Korean War (1950–53) was followed by decades of hostility between North and South Korea, but a summit meeting of the two leaders was held in 2000. An emerging industrial power, South Korea has had one of the world’s fastest-growing economies since the 1960s
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- A highlight of the series will be the rare opportunity to hear a world renowned South Korean pianist.
- Some South Korean fans wept as they snapped up unexpected last-minute tickets.
- The huge screen in a corner came alive with live action straight from the South Korean capital, Seoul.
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