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devildoggraphix · 2 days ago
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On November 27, 1950, the battle of the Chosin Reservoir began. It was a two-week-long bloodbath pitting 30,000 US, ROK, and British troops against 120,000 Chinese soldiers and was a defining moment of the Korean War.
Fighting in bitter cold and brutal terrain, men endured severe frostbite, sleepless nights, and total mental and physical exhaustion. Below-zero temperatures, snow-covered mountains, icy roads, and wind-swept cliffs made every skirmish, firefight, and attack a nightmare beyond the men’s wildest dreams.
With tens of thousands of young Americans and Chinese locked in eye-to-eye, hand-to-hand combat in the desolate, freezing mountains surrounding the Chosin Reservoir, the death toll soared. Even men with minor wounds or injuries frequently died. If you stopped moving, you froze.
In the end, nearly 6,000 Americans were dead or missing; thousands more were wounded. Chinese dead, wounded or missing numbered over 48,000. None of the men who survived the horrific battle would ever be the same. Today they are called “The Chosin Few.
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sgtgrunt0331 · 12 hours ago
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U.S. Marines pause on the road from Hagaru-ri to Koto-ri during their fighting withdrawal from the Chosin Reservoir in December 1950. In the distance, smoke is seen billowing into the sky after Marine F4 Corsairs completed a napalm run on enemy hillside trenches. This epic battle became one of the harshest and most bitterly fought in Marine Corps history.
Photo courtesy of the Department of Defense
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littlecloverstar · 20 hours ago
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"This is our secret place from the kids at school.Why don't we always come here for our dates?"- Jukyeong
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koreanaswego · 16 hours ago
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Korean Word of the Day
항구
Harbour
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asunnydisposish · 4 months ago
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Sohn Kee-chung & Nam Sung-yong
Now that  the Tokyo Olympics is underway, let's talk about Olympic medalists Sohn Kee-chung (손기정) and Nam Sung-yong (남승룡) - who were forced to compete under the Japanese flag during the 1936 Olympics. 
As you may know, Japan was an imperial power during WWII and colonized Korea (as well as many other countries). Sohn Kee-chung and Nam Sung-yong were ethnic Koreans who were forced to change their names to Son Kitei and Nan Shoryu so they could compete as "Japanese" athletes.
Sohn won the gold in the marathon and Nam won bronze, but as you can tell from the awards ceremony photos, neither were happy about their victory as they had to stand in front of the world not as Koreans but as Japanese subjects.
Sohn specifically used the laurel plant he received as gold medalist to hide the Japanese flag on his chest. Nam recalled being jealous of Sohn - not because he won gold - but because he had something to cover the flag with. You can see Nam clenching his fist in photos instead.
Sohn was forced to give a victory speech that was pre-written for him praising the Japanese Empire. You can listen to a record here. Around the 2:39 mark - you can hear a voice threatening Sohn: "Louder. Read louder."
Unable to celebrate his win, Sohn sent a postcard to a friend post-match that simply read: "I am sad."
Korean newspapers Dong-A Ilbo (동아일보) and Joseon Joong-Ang Ilbo (조선중앙일보) edited out the Japanese flag when reporting on Sohn and Nam's wins. The Japanese government responded by arresting Korean journalists and putting Sohn under surveillance.
Both Sohn and Nam have repeatedly asked to be remembered as Korean athletes, not Japanese ones. But to this day, official Olympics records still use Japanese names and the Japanese flag for them.
In fact, the JOC has been introducing Sohn and 8 other Koreans as "Japanese" athletes in order to promote Tokyo 2020. These athletes competed under the Japanese flag not by choice, but by imperialist force.
There have been many attempts to fix this. Noted example is Korean politician Park Young Rok who visited Germany for the 1970 Olympics and broke into the Berlin Olympic Stadium at night to fix Sohn's country to Korea. He fled to Korea with the letters J-A-P-A-N in hand.
In the beginning the Japanese national team wanted to kick Sohn and Nam out because they did not want to show the world that Koreans were better than Japanese athletes. When Sohn and Nam ranked 1st and 2nd respectively in the Olympic trials, they demanded a retrial in Berlin and added TWO more Japanese runners in hopes of disqualifying Sohn and Nam. Some of the Japanese players actually left the course and tried to take shortcuts to beat them. Sohn and Nam noticed this while running and swore that they would beat them no matter what.
They did.
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nanamins-overtime · a month ago
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Mfs will watch anti-capitalist commentaries like Parasite and Squid Game and then argue about which poor person was the villian of the story...
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babyanimalgifs · 2 months ago
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“I live in Korea. This Jindo always barks at everyone who dares move near his house. I decided to befriend him. I’d say it went well! 😁” 
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lovecatcher · 8 months ago
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dayleeart · 6 months ago
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Aang in hanbok🌪
Aang’s hanbok is inspired from one of a Buddhist monk. I’m not going to specify the time period since the structure of monks’ clothes have been similar for many centuries. The long robes are called ‘jangsam(장삼),’ and the piece of cloth draped over one shoulder is called ‘gasa(가사).’ The word gasa is from the Sanskrit word ‘kāṣāya,’ which means the same thing.
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asunnydisposish · 9 months ago
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Happy Lunar New Year!
I hope 2021 is an ox-picious year for everyone! Please enjoy this cowgirl wearing yeehawnbok. 모두 즐거운 명절 보내세요~
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vress-shark · 2 months ago
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🌰🌾 Chuseok 추석
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