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I feel this page is worth expanding on, since Koreans from both North and South do regard 'Korea' as their mother country and are trying to unify it. Practically this is not going to happen for quite some time, (if ever) however it is worth to talk about the things that are common between the two cultures. --Andrewssi2 (talk) 06:20, 7 April 2013 (UTC)


I would like to make a banner for this article that tries to find something common between North and South Korea.

I'll try to add more to the gallery below as I find them. Any comments appreciated: Andrewssi2 (talk) 03:32, 14 January 2014 (UTC)

Something in common for both Koreas means in practice something with traditional Korean culture (and of course the DMZ, but let's not pick that theme for this article). People wearing hanbok like in the wedding pic, a palace or temple, Korean food, or perhaps just an old piece of text written in Hangeul...
About the pictures you put in the gallery: as the banner is horizontal, the wedding pic might be hard to make a banner of. Something like the dance picture where people would "fit" entirely into the banner would be good. The masks? Maybe. ϒpsilon (talk) 17:58, 15 January 2014 (UTC)
From the first one we could get a really colorful banner. ϒpsilon (talk) 19:08, 15 January 2014 (UTC)
Great, thanks! Looking at full size, I think the first one would make a good banner indeed. Do you know the policy around using people's faces? Blurring them out would not make it worthwhile. Andrewssi2 (talk) 01:06, 16 January 2014 (UTC)
OK, just did it to see how it looks. I think it is too blurry when taken to this scale? Perhaps needs to be taken back a bit? Andrewssi2 (talk) 01:27, 16 January 2014 (UTC)
Not bad, but yes, it's a bit blurry (it was Saqib who found the pics). I'm not familiar with WMF's policy on showing people's faces clearly but the original picture is already on commons. ϒpsilon (talk) 05:45, 16 January 2014 (UTC)
I'm also thinking a public performance is less bound by restrictions than by taking random pictures of strangers on the street. Andrewssi2 (talk) 06:06, 16 January 2014 (UTC)
Probably. At least in Finland pictures of music and dance performers, athletes at competitions, public speakers and other people "who are there to be seen" aren't covered by the right of privacy. (Of course, theoretically, the picture might've been taken during a closed event where the organizer specifically had prohibited photographing but then the photographer would've violated other restrictions...) ϒpsilon (talk) 06:35, 16 January 2014 (UTC)

Improvements required[edit]

This article was nominated for deletion on the basis that the Korea region is problematic for travel purposes owing to the ongoing political division.

The Korean peninsular does have a lot of common elements, and these could probably be described better here.

Please feel free to add to this discussion about any content you would like to see or change. Andrewssi2 (talk) 00:20, 10 September 2014 (UTC)

Since it's only 2 countries, I personally feel that this would be better as a disambiguation page. There really isn't anything that we could place here that could not be put in the North Korea article, South Korea article, or both. ChubbyWimbus (talk) 15:22, 10 September 2014 (UTC)