Low-tech Winter Weather Management (January 2001).
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Officially, South Korea is still at war with North Korea. They never signed a treaty ending the Korean war, only an armistice. Even though hardly anybody in the south actually expects the North to invade again, they (the North, I mean) still do some saber-rattling on occasion. So, just in case, South Korea maintains a 600,000 man standing army (and a draft).

But honestly, there isn't a lot for them to do. So they often get assigned to public service, such as clearing ice off the sidewalks.

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