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The Republic of Korea is a country located in East Asia. It occupies the entire Korean peninsula following the reunification of North Korea and South Korea after the World War III. The country borders the Manchurian Autonomous Region, which is part of the Chinese Federated Union.
World War III
See also: Second Korean War
As China declared war on the United States and NATO, North Korea decided to use the opportunity to invade South Korea. The Chinese themselves supported the Korean People's Army during their invasion. The numbers of the PLA and KPA caught the U.S.-South Korean troops off-guard and they were pushed back from the 38th parallel.
With the capture of Pyongyang, the allies then placed the city and the entire North Korea under military occupation to maintain order and reconstruction. The not-so-diehard generals of Kim Il Sung were spared as these were placed under military captivity so they would be representatives during the ceasefire/peace/unification treaty of the peninsula and the Third World War as well. Meanwhile, South Korean officials then appeared in the captured city, finally informing the North Korean populace that for the past 50 years, their life was a lie. This enraged the North Korean populace who targeted their anger towards the Kim Dynasty, something the CIA, the Korean CIA, and MI6 wanted to happen for a long time.
Kim Il Sung was publicly executed by hanging following the end of the war after being charged and found guilty for crimes against humanity. The Korean Peninsula was reunified two years later, under the South Korean government. The reunified peninsula was know simply known as the Republic of Korea. For the first time, former North Korean citizens were able to feel and taste the fruits of capitalism and democracy. Additionally, majority of the families from both Koreas that were separated since the 1950-53 Korean War were able to reunite. The reunification of the Korea enabled South Korea to access the minerals and natural resources of North Korea. As for the Korean People's Army, majority of the POWs went in to enlist in the newly reformed Republic of Korea Armed Forces, in which the weapons and equipment of the KPA would be integrated to the ROK military.
Korea's government is a unitary presidential constitutional republic, formed after the US Military occupation of the southern Korean peninsula after World War II. The President is the head of state while the Prime Minister is the head of the government.
The military is called the Republic of Korea Armed Forces. It is subdivided into the following branches:
- Republic of Korea Army
- Republic of Korea Navy
- Republic of Korea Marine Corps
- Republic of Korea Air Force
Because South Korea was reunified with North Korea, the country was able to possess majority of the equipment formerly used by the Korean People's Army - such as it's small arms, armored vehicles, tanks, outdated aircraft, midget submarines, and even parts that were allegedly used for the building of nuclear weapons. Majority of these equipments are in storage for reserves and exercises. After the war, some of the KPA prisoners volunteered to join the ROK armed forces while others wanted to continue their lives normally in the reunified Korea. Currently, the ROK armed forces are one of the largest military in the East Asian region.
Korea maintains good relations with the United States of America, the United Kingdom, the European Union, Australia, New Zealand, Taiwan, the Philippines, and majority of its East Asian neighbors. Prior to the war, South Korea was declared a major non-NATO ally of the United States. With the threat of North Korea gone, U.S. Forces Korea have significantly reduced but the alliance between Korea and the U.S. remain strong as ever.
Relations with the Chinese Federated Union has become better since it is now democratic. While minimal anti-Chinese sentiment remains in Korea, the two states are starting to build up good diplomatic relations. China has sent countless reparations to Korea; on the other hand, Korea has returned some of the remains of Chinese soldiers from the Korean War and Third World War. The relations with nearby Japan has also improved since Japan formally apologized for its war past of the 20th century.