History of South Korea

Can you name these people, places, and things from South Korean history?
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What event did South Korea host in 1988?
Summer Olympics
Which country annexed the Korean peninsula in 1910?
Japan
The Korean War is considered to be the first action of what greater "war"?
Cold War
Which Korean rapper was the first to reach one billion views in YouTube?
PSY
What event did South Korea jointly host with Japan in 2002?
FIFA World Cup
To what point were the South Korean forces forced back after two months
of the outbreak of the Korean War?
Pusan Perimeter
What South Korean politician was the 8th General-Secretary of the United Nations?
Ban Ki-Moon
What name was given to the strip of land that divided Korea into two pieces in 1953?
Demilitarized Zone
What prize did President Kim Dae-jung win in 2000?
Nobel Peace Prize
Which video game has been played professionally since 2002 and has been called
the unofficial sport of South Korea?
StarCraft
What self-proclaimed religious messiah founded the Unification church in 1953?
Sun Myung Moon
What South Korean footballer is the most successful Asian player in history?
Park Ji-sung
What South Korean movie became the first non-English speaking movie to win
the Oscar for Best Picture in 2020?
Parasite
What sport was invented by Choi Hong Hi?
Taekwondo
Which county in Gangwon province hosted the 2018 Winter Olympics?
Pyeongchang
What term refers to the period of rapid economic growth in South Korea
following the Korean War?
Miracle on the
Han River
What boy group became the first from South Korea to have a song certified platinum
by the RIAA with their song "Mic Drop" in 2018?
BTS
Which king of Korea created the Korean alphabet in 1443?
Sejong the Great
What Korean dynasty ruled over the Korean peninsula from 1392 until 1897?
Joseon
From which country was the first European to ever arrive in Korea in 1653?
Netherlands
What currency replaced Yang in 1902 as the currency of Korea?
Won
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