South Korean History
The Korean peninsula, currently including South and North Korea, was under the reign of the Choson dynasty from 1392, and then had been occupied as a colony by Japan from 1910 until 1945. With Japan’s surrender at the end of the Second World War, Korea was liberated in August 1945 after thirty-six years under the rule of Japanese imperialism. However, the world’s political surroundings at that time forced the Korean peninsula to be divided into South and North Korea. Subsequently in June 1950, the Korean War broke out between the two regions, and lasted until July, 1953. Korea has remained as a divided country since the Armistice Agreement in 1953.
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