‘Scramble for Korea’


The ‘Scramble for Africa’ influenced this drawing of a ‘Scramble for Korea’. Although some aspects of the colonization/invasion/annexation are different, arguably, I feel that on the whole, they are similar in nature, in the sense that the separation of Korea occurred due to intervention by foreign powers who had/have vested interests on the Korean peninsula. The light blue colored area denotes the Korean peninsula, and the spoons represent the key foreign powers that are have had, and still have, significant influence over the Korean unification issue. I drew the foreign powers as spoons to demonstrate the keeness of these countries ‘digging into’ the Korean peninsula, which has borne weighty consequences in the process.


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Currently living and pursuing my undergraduate studies in South Korea.

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