Predicted by part 2 to be the first civ to bite the dust, Korea managed to survive all the way to the grand finale. Not just surviving, but ultimately bringing part 2’s #1 civ to its knees.
Outlasting the early days thanks to China haemorrhaging their land, Korea were little more than a surviving civ until the events of this picture. Their surprise DOW against Vietnam netted them the whole Pacific coast, punishing the Trung Sisters for leaving their lands empty and taking Korea’s weakness for granted.
Korea haven’t been out of the top ten since part 62 – almost half the tournament ago – and have earned their place in the final showdown.