DMZx - Moonyoung Kang

batchquonochontaugUrban and Civil

Nov 29, 2013 (3 years and 10 months ago)

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DMZ

Moonyoung

Kang

What comes into your mind when
asked, “Korea?”


North Korea


Kim
Jeong
-
il



K
-
pop


Gangnam

Style

Panmunjom


Will talk about more serious topic


Why Panmunjom?


Last place of “Cold War”


Unique and safe place to experience

“military tension”

Background
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South & North Korea


Armistice (1953)


MDL dividing the country


2kms of DMZ


1km on each side


Full of mines, guns, etc


No phone, electricity, mail, road connection


Different from US
-
Canada border


Similar to US
-
Mexico Border but worse



picture on blackboard

JSA & Panmunjom


Place where armistice meeting was held


Only place where two Koreas meet


Divided by a single concrete on the road


Over that line and dead

Military Armistice Commission
Building


Blue building built on top of MDL


Where armistice meeting was held during
Korean war


You can step onto the N.K. side


Bridge of no return


Lying over


Bridge used for prisoner exchange


Stopped using after Axe murder incident

End of slide


Panmunjom


Place where armistice meeting was held


Only place where two Koreas meet



Military Demarcation Line (MDL)


26 miles from Seoul


Boston


Providence: 45 mi


Boston


Ikea

: 20 mi

Panmunjom