This is a brief, 13-slide overview of the Korean Peninsula since the end of World War Two. The power point is designed to be an introduction to the events on the Korean Peninsula and can be used in conjunction with a unit on the Cold War or as a study of modern political and global issues. The power point goes through the background of Korea during the Japanese occupation, the division along the 38th parallel following WWII, the rise of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea in the north, the Korean War, and the Kim family as totalitarian rulers. The power point concludes with some basic information on North Korea today including pursuit of nuclear weapons, human rights abuses, tensions along the DMZ, and a comparison to the prosperity of South Korea.
These notes are designed as a guided set so there is a skeleton outline available on Teachers Pay Teachers that students can use for completing an outline of the information. Search for it on TpT under the title "The Korean Peninsula Guided Notes Outline".