Although the United States fought a war in Korea, this divided country of 69 million people remains vague to most Americans. This PBS video provides viewers with background on the traditional Confucian-based culture, while also examining the way Korea is changing and modernizing. Once primarily a village-based society, in today's Korea, the great majority of citizens live in urban areas. Nevertheless, traditional clan-based ties remain strong for many Koreans. Despite the war fought in the early '50s, and the end of the Cold War, North Korea remains a Communist country.