In South Korea, A Tiny Fishing Village Engulfed In A Geopolitical Maelstrom

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The sun rises over a South Korean Navy mobile base off Yeonpyeong Island on November 28, 2010. (KIM JAE-HWAN/AFP/Getty Images) | Getty
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Plans to build what would be South Korea’s largest naval base have divided public opinion and put Gangjeong, a small fishing town, at the very center of the conflict. A recent peace festival held alongside the town’s port drew 1,500 protesters – and 1,000 riot police.

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