TravelExpertGuide - The travel guide you can trust. News, articles, directories and dictionary on travel.
Travel Forum    Asia Pacific
Travel Discussion Forum

jaime c

Why does South korea not like The USA?


Check our article section Travel Tips
Bucket List Travel - Where Would you Rather Go?
Post reply   New thread
Show all answers

avatar
Chachee
South Koreans don't have a problem with Americans. Actually, I find that americans are highly admired in Korea. Many Koreans want to go the USA to either study or find work. I'm Canadian, and although Koreans like me, I just feel that Americans get more respect than Canadians. Strange, but true from my personal experience.

avatar
me
WHAT!
I HATE HATE HATE HATE HATE whw en people say Why do the hate.. Why do they hate.. WHy do they hate
How do you know all the people in Korea Hate USA
So many koreans wants to visit there.
Just because one person doesnt like it, doesnt meal ALLLLL koreans like it
Korean people are normal people like the USA people.
Geee

avatar
Pvt P
You know, when I read such questions, it kind of frustrates me... we always say - "we are doing them a favor, why do they not like us". If we took a moment and reversed roles -say South Korea had military bases in the US with the US having no juristriction on their forces, I am not sure we would like them that much either, would we. Why would we expect anything different?

avatar
Eun L
I am Korean and I don't hate Americans. In fact I am married to one. Americans have done much for Korea and stood by us in our darkest hours. If the US had not stood with us then right now we would be living in the same darkness and despair that North Korea has existed in for almost sixty years. The older generation of Koreans remember and still appreciate the U.S. They have never forgotten that thousands of American troops died fighting here to help preserve our freedom. Much of what Americans see to day is driven by North Korean agents, radical college students and ignorance of how the presence of the America military assists in drawing foreign investors. Without this presence foreigners would be hesitant at making large investments which could be wiped out quickly by an attack from the erratic North. Many of todays youth feel that the U.S. is preventing the reunification of the two Koreas but that is not the cause. The direct cause preventing reunification is the nuclear development and policies of the North. If you study today's youth of South Korea closely you will seem that they imitate American dress, music, taste in food, etc. Almost all study or want to study and learn English. Often you will see the protesters from a Friday anti-american protest, outside of the main gate at Yongsan, looking for an American friend on Saturday or Sunday to sign them into the base and escort them to eat in one of the American facilities. A small number of American's do commit crimes but by percentage it is much smaller than those committed by Koreans. And Koreans do commit crimes against Americans. The U.S. military in Korea is not an army of occupation. They are here at the invitation of the South Korean government and would leave if requested by the government. Before his election, now President Roh made many boasts about making the American military leave Korea but after he came into power and realized that their presence was what kept the North from again attacking the South he quickly began to sing a different tune. For forty years Japan was a true army of occupation and ruled with an iron fist. Korean civil rights did not exist, torture, beating and execution was the penalty for any civil display against their occupation. Japan is the reason that there are two Korea's today. The youth of today have not been taught the lessons of the past well by their parents and teachers. The vast majority of South Koreans do like the USA - they are the same as what was once called ''The Silent Majority'' in America.

avatar
Miso
It differs from person to person. and we don't hate the whole USA. It's true that many korean people don't like those americans in the military. some of them make troubles here. They hit korean people without any reason, and a guy raped an old korean woman. It's a shame.. I wish they would stop all of this s*** !

avatar
trojan_glory
I would say every country in the world do not hate USA but they fear the political policy of USA,i went to many southeast asia country also JAPAN,SOUTH KOREA,HONGKONG,TAIWAN,PHILIPPINES,THAILA... and VIETNAM,i think most people of JAPAN AND VIETNAM have a sentiment with us most thought,the only regions do not like us american most is middle east anyway!but who ever start the question is just a drunker or his opinion anyway!

avatar
Selena
Just to get the facts right....Japan is a slave of America...most people I talked to, don't like the US!

avatar
soccerref
South Korea likes the US....it's North Korea that hates our guts!

avatar
Princess Kushinada
It is not only South Korea
The right question is: Is there a country in the world (except Japan) who likes US
I'm European and I can say that EU doesn't like US much too.
But as I reason I could say the way Americans treat South Koreans in the US.All this humiliation and discriminative attitude, and disrespect to their basic cultural values!

avatar
sparrow
it's actually the younger generation who doesn't really care for (hate is too strong of a word) america. traditionally, americans were the saviors during the korean war, but now that south korea's economy is the 12th largest in the world, there isn't a 'need' for a hegemonic power (only our military's toys, and the fact that we protect them from NK).
the ??? (literally meaning "our party" the korean language has a thing with group mentality) political party moved toward policies that weren't friendly toward america. there are political rallies here (not a pretty sight) against america. ??? in particular is kind of crazy. for more info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uri_Party

if you look at it from a historical perspective, the koreans are a people that have been constantly bullied on by the stronger asian countries (china, japan), so they cling to any unifying factor possible. obviously an easy way to do this is to find some sort of scapegoat, it used to be the japanese, and now it's america.
almost every korean confuses dissent with disloyalty, and it's rare to find a korean that will criticize their government (at least to a foreigner). as with every asian country, it's extremely difficult for koreans to look inward when they see problems with their environment, and admitting weakness is not an option for them (unless you're an extremely close friend/family member, and they've lived abroad). america symbolizes the fact that they are a mediocre power , and it conflicts with their EXTREMELY nationalistc pride.

avatar
what
That's not entirely true... plus, it's really North Korea that doesn't like the U.S. but one of the reasons with S. Korea is because of sports matters, esp. with the judging in the olympics between Korean & American players. i think u should post more details/(facts) as to why u think S. Korea doesnt like the U.S. like your question, u seemed to be filled with assumptions. no offense [;

avatar
dizzyheights
You have to look at history to answer that question. After Japan was defeated by the US, Teddy Roosevelt proclaimed Korea to be the "property" of Japan and Japan systematically destroyed the culture and history of Korea for 30 some odd years. That in itself created the split peninsula and the ensuing problems. History is always written by the victors. Koreans hate Japan to set the record straight (the old generation) the current generation seems to be cool with Japan.

avatar
sellatieeat
uhh.. i think its NORTH korea that hates us.. not south korea.. we are on pretty good terms with them...

avatar
picklye
I'm a Korean (in Korea)
I love USA.
One of the countries I really really love :)
I am eager to go to US .....................
Any ways not only me every body likes the US in KOrea.

Southkorea likes N.Korea too. N.korea almost hates US because they are ruining their politics and make them democratic. Southkoreans and Northkoreans are the same people I mean,, we speak the same language we look alike and many people seem to get reunified

avatar
sneauxman
im in the military and was just over there in s. korea a few months ago, the reason they dislike us is b/c we have so many bases and "want" more room to expand

avatar
Buttface McPoops
great question..if it were not for the US, it would be just one korea all under the dictatorship of one kim jung il. They hate us until North Korea starts acting up and then they begin to kiss our ***. I say, if they dont want us there, then we should leave, let em fend for themselves.

avatar
i_love_my_mp
North Korea doesn't like the US 'cause they are a Communist Country w/a crazy dictator who'd rather see his own people starve in the pursuit of nuclear power...
South Korea likes the US 'cause we keep North Korea from coming down and taking over!

avatar
Blue sky
According your question, I guess you know something about why does South Korea not like The USA.

1-So many ppl visit America for traveling or visiting friends or family there or go have fun and spend money. But for getting a "tourist" visa is such a headache.


2-SOFA agreement was totally garbage thing for Korea.

Due to of this most of Koreans DISLIKE The USA.

3-Koreans don't have any problem about US military in Korea but they DO have problems with them cuz of their attitude and nasty behavior. And they try to take advantage of Korea in so many ways. They don't even pay for rent don't care about ruining nature and so on.... so many things are nasty.

I may a youth who don't have any experience how American "helped" and fight for freedom of Korea. I think more important thing is "Present" not "Past".


4-They are like leech. They sucking up blood from anything has blood.


5-Officially it may looks Koreans likes Americans but inside of them they don't.




Americans! Be ware to be in Korea.


I didn't write this for picked up as a best answerer and I don't expect you to pick me as a best answerer as well.

avatar
ULA12345
WELL A LOT OF kOREANS ARE VERY CAPSELF WHICH MEANS THAT THEY ONLY LIKE THIER OWN COUNTRY! I SOMETIMES WONDER WHY CANT THE WORLD JUST GET ALONG PEACEFULLY! WE SHOULD BE A WORLD CHAIN THAT GETS A LONG WELL! jEZUS AND GOD ALLWAYS SAY LOVE AND LIKE UR BROTHERS AND SISTERS NO MATER HOW THEY ARE! REMEMBER LOVE~


 Enter Your Message or Comment


User Name:  
User Email:   
Post a comment:


submit










TravelExpertGuide - The travel guide you can trust. Travel articles, news and directories
TravelExpertGuide Facebook Page TravelExpertGuide Twitter Page TravelExpertGuide Google+ Page
Terms of Service   |  Privacy Policy
Partner Links  |  Contact Us

© 2013 TravelExpertGuide
CATEGORIES   TRAVEL TOPICS 
 ARTICLES Hot in Travel 
 NEWS Europe 
 DICTIONARY Family Vacations 
 DIRECTORIES Air Travel