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  A Concise History of Korea
Pyongyang is the capital of North Korea; Seoul is the capital of South Korea.
Korea has a long history as a cultural bridge across which Chinese culture was transmitted to Japan and Japanese influences reached the mainland.
Korea could follow the same model, and indeed the big South Korean corporations are eager to repeat the "miracle" they wrought on the South in the 1950s and 60s, this time with cheap Northern labor.
xenohistorian.faithweb.com /neasia/korea.html   (19018 words)

 History of South Korea
Korea experienced many invasions by its larger neighbors in its 2,000 years of recorded history.
With declining Chinese power and a weakened domestic posture at the end of the 19th century, Korea was open to Western and Japanese encroachment.
On August 15, 1948 the Republic of Korea (R.O.K.) was established, with Syngman Rhee as the first President; on September 9, 1948, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (D.P.R.K.) was established under Kim Il Sung.
www.historyofnations.net /asia/southkorea.html   (481 words)

Korea's political atmosphere turned violent under the reign of Yonsan'gun, as the royal palace battled the government bureaucracy for prominence.
In Korea, it was the beginning of the end of the peninsula's long period of isolation.
Korea an agrarian monarchy and former Japanese colony had become a divided nation; communist in the north and a developing democracy in the south.
myhome.shinbiro.com /~mss1/history.html   (4072 words)

 The Ultimate South Korea - American History Information Guide and Reference
Korea forms a peninsula that extends some 1,100 km from the Asian mainland, flanked by the Yellow Sea ("West Sea") to the west and the East Sea (Sea of Japan) to the east, and terminated by the Korea Strait and the South Sea (East China Sea) to the south.
Korea's population is one of the most ethnically and linguistically homogeneous in the world, with the only significant minority being a small Chinese community.
Throughout history, the Korean culture was influenced by that of China.
www.historymania.com /american_history/ROK   (2451 words)

 History of Korea - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In the north, Goguryeo was founded around the modern border between China and Korea in the 2nd century BC, claiming to be the successor to a branch of Buyeo.
The Joseon court which ruled Korea, was well aware of the foreign invasions and treaties thereby within Qing China as well as the Opium Wars there, and reasonably followed a cautious policy of slow exchange with the west.
Korea was controlled by Japan under a so-called Governor-General of Korea until Japan's unconditional surrender to the Allied Forces, on 15 August 1945, with de jure sovereignty deemed to have passed from Joseon Dynasty to the Provisional Government of the Republic of Korea.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/History_of_Korea   (5778 words)

 Korea History
Korea was under Mongolian occupation from 1231 until the early 14th century and was repeatedly ravaged by Chinese (government and rebel) armies.
The Choson Dynasty was part of the Chinese "tribute" system, under which Korea was independent in fact, but acknowledged China's theoretical role as "big brother." China was the only exception to Korea's long closed-door policy, adopted to ward off foreign encroachment, which earned it the name of "Hermit Kingdom" in the 19th century.
Korea's isolation finally ended when the major Western powers and Japan sent warships to forcibly open the country.
www.nationbynation.com /Korea/History1.html   (866 words)

 North Korea: history   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
On Sept. 9 1948, the People’s Republic of Korea was proclaimed in Pyongyang and Kim Il Sung, leader of the Korean Workers Party was elected Prime Minister (see history of Korea).
Korea adopted a socialist economy with central planning; 90 per cent of the national industry was in the hands of the State with the remaining 10 per cent organized in cooperatives.
According to North Korea, any possibility of reunification was to be preceded by a formal peace treaty with the US and removal of their troops from Korean soil.
gbgm-umc.org /country_profiles/country_history.cfm?Id=110   (1260 words)

 History of Korea, part I
Evidence of inhabitants in Korea from as early as 4000 BC exists in Korea.
Korea's English name was derived during the Goryeo period.
In 1231 the Mongols invaded Korea, forcing the royal family to flee to Kanghwa Island near Seoul.
www.lifeinkorea.com /Information/history1.cfm   (551 words)

 CHAPTER I: Korea, Case History of a Pawn
The Soviet-sponsored government of North Korea, having failed to conquer its southern neighbor by less violent means, invaded the Republic of Korea on 25 June 1950.
The campaigns set in motion by the invasion of South Korea later were characterized as a "limited war." The fighting was deliberately confined in geographic terms, political decisions placed restrictions upon military strategy, and none of the belligerents, with the exception of the two Korean governments, used its full military potential.
Erupting from the rivalries of great nations, the Korean War was greatly influenced by domestic conditions rooted deep in the history of Korea, and by the topography of the peninsula where it took place.
www.army.mil /cmh-pg/books/pd-c-01.htm   (5287 words)

 PBS Online: Hidden Korea/History
Celadon happens to be one of the many forms of art and culture that Korea passed on to Japan.
North Korea soon became a Communist state under the influence of the Soviet Union.
South Korea declared themselves a republic in 1948 and became allies of the United States.
www.pbs.org /hiddenkorea/history.htm   (785 words)

 Korea South History - TravelPuppy.com
The 1st civilisation in Korea was centred upon the state of Choson which evolved in the northwest part of the peninsula during the 2nd century BC.
Korea was now in 1 of the darkest periods of its history.
Korea South evolved a successful capitalist economy; however, it failed to evolve a political system of comparable sophistication.
travelpuppy.com /korea-south/history.htm   (1353 words)

 World History Blog: History of North Korea
The country is bordered by China and Russia to the north and by the Republic of Korea (South Korea) to the south.
Initial hopes for a unified, independent Korea quickly evaporated as the politics of the Cold War and domestic opposition to the trusteeship plan resulted in the 1948 establishment of two separate nations with diametrically opposed political, economic, and social systems.
Elections were held in the South under UN observation, and on August 15, 1948, the Republic of Korea was established in the South.
world-history-blog.blogspot.com /2006/07/history-of-north-korea.html   (596 words)

 Korea North History - TravelPuppy.com
Once a unified country with an independent monarchy, Korea was governed and controlled by strong Japanese influence in the late 19th century.
Korea was under Japanese control until the end of World War II when the Japanese were forced to leave by Soviet and US forces.
Under his rule, Korea North was regimented to an outstanding degree and all but hermetically sealed from the rest of the world.
travelpuppy.com /korea-north/history.htm   (838 words)

 A Brief History of Korea
By 1948 the Democractic Peoples' Republic of Korea was formed in the North, and the Republic of Korea was formed in the South.
However, this ran directly counter to the UN's goal of a policing action, which was meant to return the penninsula to the original divided political state, with the 38th parallel as the border.
And by 1988 South Korea was one of the "Four Dragons" (AKA Four Tigers) of the Asian economy, along with Taiwan, Singapore, and Hong Kong.
www.geocities.com /mokkim/koreahistory.html   (4038 words)

 Korea Yesterday
At a time when Europe was declining into the contentious "Dark Ages" of the Medieval period after the fall of the Roman Empire, Korea was creating new art, architecture, literature, science, and religion, and developing a strong central government that allowed for long periods of peace and prosperity.
The Choson dynasty of Korea, which lasted over 500 years, is one of the world's longest lasting and most stable royal lines.
Korea's past has a strong influence on its present.
www.cotf.edu /ete/modules/korea/kyesterday.html   (207 words)

 History of Korea, part II
The Japanese surrender on August 15, 1945, cause the peninsula to came under divided rule: the USSR occupied Korea north of the 38th parallel, while the U.S. occupied the southern section.
Under UN auspices, a democratic government established the Republic of Korea (South Korea) in 1948 with its capital in Seoul.
After failing in four other attempts to win the popular vote, his party joined with the party of Kim, Jong-pil, and riding the population's growing resentment towards the ruling party, gained the narrow majority needed to gain the presidency.
www.lifeinkorea.com /Information/history2.cfm   (723 words)

 Korea: history   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Emboldened by this victory, Japan occupied Korea in 1905 and in 1910 the country was formally annexed, putting an end to the Yi dynasty.
Under the Japanese, Korea was exploited as a supplier of foodstuffs and as a source of cheap labor.
Kim Il-Sung was appointed Prime Minister and on September 9 the People’s Republic of Korea was proclaimed, with its capital in Pyõngyang.
gbgm-umc.org /country_profiles/country_history.cfm?Id=63   (2407 words)

 Korean History Project - "Where the Past is Always Present"
The Korean History Project went online October 16, 1997, as an educational effort to research, produce and publish Korean and East Asian history online, to promote history education and cultural understanding, and to make a valuable history resource easily accessible to a worldwide audience.
Korea in the Eye of the Tiger, the feature presentation, is a full-length book that tells the sweeping saga of East Asian history and the complex relationships among Korea, China, Manchuria, Mongolia, Russia, Japan, Europe, and the United States in their quest for power and influence in Asia.
The growing influence of Asian culture and the accelerating economic power of the Asian Pacific Rim make it vital to understand the rich history of that part of the world, to learn where nations of the Far East have been and where they may be heading.
www.koreanhistoryproject.org   (275 words)

 BBC News | ASIA-PACIFIC | North Korea: A political history
Indeed such has been the isolation of this tiny country that it may be many years before North Koreans realise the true legacy of the Kim Il-sung years, and how far and how fast their fortunes have fallen.
The northern half of Korea was born on 9 September 1948 amid the chaos following the end of World War II.
Neither the Soviet Union, which had occupied North Korea in 1945, nor the USA could bear the peninsula falling into the other's hands, and the formal division of Korea in 1948 set the stage for military conflict.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/asia-pacific/783966.stm   (930 words)

 Church History in Korea   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
If you have information about the history of our mission or anything else about the history of the LDS Church in Korea, please let me know.
Apostle Harold B. Lee visits Korea to investigate the possibility of opening Korea to full-time missionaries.
1973.3.8 - The Seoul Korea Stake becomes the first stake of the Church in the Land of the Morning Calm.
www.ldsmissions.net /ksm/history.htm   (348 words)

 Navy History - South Korea
Following up the victories of the naval battles at the early stages of war at Okgye and the Korea Straits, the Navy took the command of the sea in the south of the 38th parallel.
After the three-tear-long fratricidal war was over with signing of the cease fire agreement on July 27, 1953, the Korea Navy has begun to consolidate the foundation for the victorious Navy by overcoming the ordeal of the war.
Particularly to be noted is that the Navy is acquiring new tactics while enhancing the status of the Korea Navy by participating for the first time in the 1990 RIMPAC Exercise, held biennially to promote close cooperations among countries along the pacific.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/world/rok/navy-history.htm   (1986 words)

 CBC News Indepth: North Korea
The country was created after the Second World War when Korea split into two, with the northern part coming under communist rule and the southern adopting more Western policies.
In October 2002, North Korea revealed that has an active nuclear program, in violation of a 1994 "agreed framework" with the U.S. According to the agreement, the U.S. would provide North Korea with two nuclear power plants.
In 2003, North Korea offered to freeze its nuclear weapons program if the U.S. removes it from a list of countries friendly to terrorists, lifts sanctions against the country and resumes shipments of oil and aid.
www.cbc.ca /news/background/northkorea   (751 words)

 The history of Korea as a whole   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Hartford Web Publishing is not the author of the documents in World History Archives and does not presume to validate their accuracy or authenticity nor to release their copyright.
The history of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK)
The history of the Republic of Korea (ROK)
www.hartford-hwp.com /archives/55a/index-c.html   (123 words)

 History : South Korea : Selected Internet Resources (Portals to the World, Library ofCongress)
On-line searchable bibliographies written in Korean on Korean History; List of historical associations and their publications in Korea.
Ongoing multimedia project presenting Korea's history: Korea in the Eye of the Tiger; Journey to Asia; search engine; essays & personal perspectives.
This page is concerned with themes and motifs in the founding legends of ancient Korea.
www.loc.gov /rr/international/asian/korea/resources/korea-history.html   (490 words)

 TimeMap Korea: a 'moving map' of the history of Korea in the first millenium C.E. - Events - Institute of East Asian ...
TimeMap Korea: a 'moving map' of the history of Korea in the first millenium C.E. - Events - Institute of East Asian Studies, UC Berkeley
TimeMap Korea, an advanced computer visualization of 2000 years of Korean dynastic history, conveys the growth and transformation of Korean states in their geographical context to illustrate the development of a unified Korean state.
Map of each state at any period will allow manipulation of dynastic history data, lists of rulers, plans of the capital, illustrations of architecture and any textual material, old or modern, about specific places and events.
ieas.berkeley.edu /events/2002.12.02.html   (355 words)

 History - South Korea - Asia
The Republic of Korea was proclaimed on August 15, 1948.
Its first president was Syngman Rhee, who was elected by a legislature formed by popular elections conducted in May of that year by the U.S. occupation authorities and officially observed by United Nations (UN) representatives.
Left-wing groups had boycotted these elections, and virtually all the legislators were firm anti-Communists, as was their chosen president.
www.countriesquest.com /asia/south_korea/history.htm   (72 words)

 Goguryeo, History of Korea
Goguryeo thrived for 705 years from 37 B.C., when it was founded to A.D. King Gwanggaeto was born in 374 and ascended to the throne in 391, at the age...
The world says goguryeo as a part of Korean history, NOT Chinese!
Goguryeo - Largest of the three kingdoms into which ancient Korea was divided until 668.
www.mygoguryeo.net   (78 words)

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