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S. Korean cadets say their biggest enemy is: 33% N. Korea, 34% USA
Posted 4/17/08 , edited 4/27/08
Sadly this is consistent with other polling results I've read from S. Korea.

S. Korean cadets’ views shaped by a skewed education
http://tinyurl.com/4labcm

NOTE: If that link doesn't work try going to http://www.stripes.com/ and search for "S. Korean cadets’ views shaped by a skewed education" or search for that on Google. The link works for me but some are saying it's broken.


Teachers told them about the U.S. Military Academy at West Point class of 1950, whose cadets graduated less than a month before the start of the Korean War. Nearly 50 of those cadets were killed.

“The [KMA] cadets were shocked. They said, ‘We didn’t know that,’” Kim said.

The cadets told academy officials they had leftist teachers in middle and high school who told them the United States was trying to dominate South Korea.

“The young cadets were kind of victims of the wrong education. They were kind of indoctrinated by the wrong education, the wrong textbooks,” Kim said. “Youngsters have no idea what was the Korean War, what was the contribution by the United States. They’ve been educated with a different perspective for the past 10 years.”

Because of the survey, the academy began using a more U.S.-friendly history textbook that Kim said was “based on facts rather than opinions.”

Today, more than half of South Korean high schools are still using the old textbooks, published by a company called Golden Star, said Shin Sun-ho, an education researcher for the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology.

Shin said a few South Korean politicians have criticized the book for being sympathetic to North Korea, but he said that wasn’t the case.

“If it was, it wouldn’t have been adopted as a textbook by the government,” he said.

The textbook is used in elective history courses for 11th- and 12th-graders.


How insulting to all the people who died and risked their lives to help S. Korea. I hope these leftist assholes know that without the US they'd be on a farm making Kim Chee for Kim Il Jong or going through the trash looking for food right now!
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your link is broke....... we do training ops with them multiple times of the year hell they named their miltiary force after us.........
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Damn, force fed the wrong info. Sucks.
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dude the US helped but you make them look like freakin saviours......allainces arent ment to look like one is better than other its help between allies not to put the other country down saying they are better so step back
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thats life
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0.o... the site dont work... and i dont really understyand what they were talkin about... but o well....


no nation would just help some other nation without something in their minds....
Posted 4/17/08

clocut wrote:

your link is broke....... we do training ops with them multiple times of the year hell they named their miltiary force after us.........

Hmm... odd... It works for me:

http://www.stripes.com/article.asp?section=104&article=54116

Maybe try going to http://www.stripes.com/ and search for "S. Korean cadets’ views shaped by a skewed education"?
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clocut wrote:

your link is broke....... we do training ops with them multiple times of the year hell they named their miltiary force after us.........

Hmm... odd... It works for me:

http://www.stripes.com/article.asp?section=104&article=54116

Maybe try going to http://www.stripes.com/ and search for "S. Korean cadets’ views shaped by a skewed education"?


An error occurred on the server when processing the URL. Please contact the system administrator. thats the message i get but w/e the point is their military worships us i had the pleasure of going to korea last year and i walk down the road there and get saluted left and right (im not an officer)
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south korean is being extreme for still using old school textbooks.. like look at us, we get new text books every year just to adjust some changes and add like 1 chapter of history..
Posted 4/17/08

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dude the US helped but you make them look like freakin saviours......allainces arent ment to look like one is better than other its help between allies not to put the other country down saying they are better so step back

I'm not putting the whole country down, just certain political elements in the country who sit around enjoying their prosperity while bitching about the things that made it possible.

So, are you trying to say that there'd be a South Korea right now without American help? I know it's not like they didn't participate in the war, but still... I think they would have lost without help.

And yes, I realize that the US wouldn't help just to be nice, but the fact is that they did help for whatever reason, Americans died, and other Americans came close to dying. I think that deserves more respect than it gets in S. Korea in general.
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i will say RoK Marines are badass lol they have their weight benches outside all we have outside is pull up bars
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Sigh- Can't expect everyone to like you or even get any thanks.
Posted 4/17/08

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An error occurred on the server when processing the URL. Please contact the system administrator. thats the message i get but w/e the point is their military worships us i had the pleasure of going to korea last year and i walk down the road there and get saluted left and right (im not an officer)

That's certainly good to know, but it sounds like a large potion of the general population doesn't and that the cadets don't until they get through some basic military training that deprograms them of all the leftist garbage their previous teachers have been feeding them.
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Posted 4/17/08

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chynkz wrote:
dude the US helped but you make them look like freakin saviours......allainces arent ment to look like one is better than other its help between allies not to put the other country down saying they are better so step back

I'm not putting the whole country down, just certain political elements in the country who sit around enjoying their prosperity while bitching about the things that made it possible.

So, are you trying to say that there'd be a South Korea right now without American help? I know it's not like they didn't participate in the war, but still... I think they would have lost without help.

And yes, I realize that the US wouldn't help just to be nice, but the fact is that they did help for whatever reason, Americans died, and other Americans came close to dying. I think that deserves more respect than it gets in S. Korea in general.


fine i can agree with politics and such being hidden but korea also helped the US in a war.....Vietnam....korea sent men to vietnam to help pay back for the help they had received...my uncle was in that war and he survived to tell me stories of what happened there helping the US soldiers

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