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South Korea is a favorite in the English-speaking press because many Americans work in U.S. military bases in that country. One of the oldest inhabited places on Earth, South Korea civilization goes back to 10,000 years ago. Headlines about South Korea focus on their complicated political relationship with North Korea. South Korea also headlines in the international news because they are economic partners with nearby Japan and China. South Korea is popular in America for its automobiles, cuisine, and entertainment celebrities. Celebrities known in America who are from South Korea or are of Korean descent include PSY, Ken Jeong, Bobby Lee, Margaret Cho, and John Cho.