The Kingdom of Korea is a country located in East Asia, wholly on the Korean Peninsula situated between the East Sea on the east and Chinese Manchuria to the west. The nationality has existed at least since 100 B.C, often subject as a client of China, the Korean people forged a unique identity which remains into the present. Korea's Joseon dynasty remains the longest surviving royal family to date to be governing a country. Consistently a Chinese tributary, Korea has been at peace since the 17th century with only momentary exceptions for wider Asian affairs. Until the 19th century Korea enjoyed remarkable isolation. Korea became more diverse for the first time during industrialization as foreigners arrived to invest. In the 20th century the largest issue was the decision retain national tradition or accept diversity for additional clout in a global economy. Progressive reforms usually worked to create a middle ground.
At the present the Kingdom of Korea is among the most advanced members of the East Asian Confederation and the most literate population in the world. The country chief production is in the design of microelectronics and the mass production of traditional arts which have turned into a global novelty. The government of a Korea is a Representative monarchy, with the king sharing power with class based representative houses. The state's religion is syncretism of Buddhism and Confucianism for rich spiritual and public life respectively.
A haven for Asia's Conservatism 1750-1870
"Overnight" Progressive Reforms 1870-1920
The Confederation and the return of Sangha 1920-1970