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The South

Source: The U.S. Department of State The South is perhaps the most distinctive and colorful American region. The American Civil War (1861-65) devastated the South socially and economically. Ne…

South Korea

U.S. Department of State Background Note South KoreaChogye temple, Seoul, South Korea, May 5, 2006. [© AP Images] PROFILEOFFICIAL NAME: Republic of KoreaGeographyArea: 98,477 sq. km. (38,02…

Origin of Life: Early Earth Environment

Early Earth EnvironmentOrigin of LifeIntroductionSpontaneous GenerationEarly Earth Environment So if Pasteur is correct and life only comes from existing life, where and how did life begin? …

North Korea

U.S. Department of State Background Note North Korea Index: Historical and Cultural Highlights Government and Political Conditions Defense and Military Issues Foreign Relations U.S. Polic…

Korea: Meeting of North and South

The half-century of antagonism between North and South Korea, who officially remain in a state of war, eased dramatically in June 2000 when South Korea's Kim Dae Jung met with Kim Jong II in…

Life Expectancy for Countries

What Life Expectancy Really Means Many people look at a nation's given life expectancy and take it to mean that the average person in a particular country lives to a particular age, …

Life Expectancy for Countries, 2009

Find the average life expectancy for each country and the world. As of 2009, the country with the highest life expectancy is Macau at 84.4 years; the country with the lowest …

Life Expectancy for Countries, 2011

Find the average life expectancy for each country and the world. As of 2011, the country with the highest life expectancy is Monaco at 89.73 years; the country with the lowes…

Life Expectancy for Countries, 2013

Find the average life expectancy for each country and the world. As of 2013, the country with the highest life expectancy is Monaco at 89.63 years; the country with the lowes…