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While North Korea and South Korea have some similarities, there are many differences. These differences will make people wonder how they ever even worked together as one country. After World War II, the country that was known as one split into two. The United States was influencing the south and the soviets were influencing the north. As a result, the two countries are now governed differently and have many differences in government, culture, and education.

Government is important in everyone’s lives and there are many different ways it is ruled. In North Korea, a dictator rules the country and currently their dictator is Kim Jung Un. Also, North Korea’s government is very strict about people from other countries traveling to North Korea. Tourists are only allowed to enter the country if there is a guided tour and independent traveling to North Korea is not allowed. However, South Korea, is a republic with a president. As of now, their president, who is the first female president elected, is Park Guen Hye. Their country has elections for a new president every five years. Additionally, anyone and everyone can travel to South Korea whenever they want.

Every country or state has different cultures and lifestyles. In North Korea, art is didactic and they create many beautiful artworks. Calligraphy, music, painting and pottery are all various types of art that is produced in North Korea. Their paintings are usually drawings of events that have happened in the past or drawings of nature such as flowers. North Koreans play many games, especially races and they like to participate in a lot of active activities. In addition, their diet does not contain spicy foods such as kimchi. In South Korea, art and music is very well known. Buddhism was a great inspiration towards South Korean art and outstanding architecture and artworks are found in Buddhist temples and paintings. Music is very

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