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January 02, 2006

The 1%

With a population of around 48 million and a military numbering 600,000 South Korea depends on mandatory service. All men under the age of 35 must serve for at least 2 years in the military.

The many soldiers one sees walking around serve as a constant reminder of a divided peninsula.

Posted by rxu at January 2, 2006 09:30 PM