Korea – U.S.A Reunification

According to the 2005 Washington Times article, explain the stance of both older and younger South Koreans in either removing or keeping the statue of an American general, Douglas MacArthur.

According to the 2013 Washington Times article, what is the primary reason younger South Koreans are hesitant to support reunification with North Korea? Explain.

How do both the Washington Times articles portray younger South Koreans’ perspectives of the United States? Is it positive or negative? Explain.

Why is there a difference based on age in how Koreans view the United States and reunification? What potential interest does the United States have in the issue? Explain.

What is the symbolism of Koreans rejecting the MacArthur statue? How does it reflect modern concerns over US influence in Korea?

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