Korea - America

  • March 1st movement (both Korea's)

    March 1st movement (both Korea's)
    The March 1st Movement, also known as the Sam-il Movement, was a protest movement by Korean people and students calling for independence from Japan and protesting forced assimilation into the Japanese way of life.
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    Pop culture in America changes after WW2 (South-Korea)

  • Dividing of the two Korea's

    Dividing of the two Korea's
    Japan was defeated by the allies; the U.S.A. and the USSR. And Korea was divided at the 38th parallel between these great powers
  • Republic of Korea & Democratic People's Republic of Korea

    Republic of Korea & Democratic People's Republic of Korea
    On 15 August, the "Republic of Korea" formally took over power from the U.S. military, with Syngman Rhee as the first president. In the North, the "Democratic People's Republic of Korea" was declared on 9 September, with Kim Il-sung as prime minister.
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    Korean War (both Korea's + U.S.+ USSR + China)

    This division of Korea, after more than a millennium of being unified, was seen as controversial and temporary by both regimes. From 1948 until the start of the civil war on 25 June 1950, the armed forces of each side engaged in a series of bloody conflicts along the border. In 1950, these conflicts escalated dramatically when North Korean forces invaded South Korea, triggering the Korean War.
  • Korean Armistice Agreement (North Korea + South Korea + U.S.+ USSR)

    Korean Armistice Agreement (North Korea + South Korea + U.S.+ USSR)
    The Korean Armistice Agreement was signed after three years of war. The two sides agreed to create a 4-kilometer-wide (2.5-mile) buffer zone between the states, known as the Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ). This new border, reflecting the territory held by each side at the end of the war, crossed the 38th parallel diagonally.
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    Gwangju uprising (South-Korea)

    The Gwangju Uprising was a popular uprising in the city of Gwangju, South Korea, from May 18 to May 27, 1980, in which it is estimated that around 600 people were killed. During this period, Gwangju citizens took up arms (by robbing local armories and police stations) after local Chonnam University students who were demonstrating against the martial law government were fired upon, killed, raped, and beaten by the government troops.
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    North Korean Famine

    The North Korean famine, also known as the Arduous March or the March of Suffering, was a period of mass starvation together with a general economic crisis from 1994 to 1998 in North Korea. During this time there was an increase in defection from North Korea which peaked at the end of the famine period.
  • Death Kim Il-Sung (North Korea)

    Death Kim Il-Sung (North Korea)
  • First Korea-U.S. Freed Trade Agreement

    First Korea-U.S. Freed Trade Agreement
    The United States–Korea Free Trade Agreement (officially: Free Trade Agreement Between the United States of America and the Republic of Korea), also known as KORUS FTA, is a trade agreement between the United States and South Korea.
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    North Korea Crisis

    The 2017–18 North Korea crisis was a period of heightened tension between North Korea and the United States throughout 2017
  • Defection Oh Chong-Song (North Korea

    Defection Oh Chong-Song (North Korea
    Oh Chong-song is a North Korean defector. Oh is one of a few defectors who have defected to South Korea via the Joint Security Area (JSA).
  • Korean presidents meeting at the DMZ

    Korean presidents meeting at the DMZ
    Inter-Korean summits are meetings between the leaders of North and South Korea. To date, there have been five such meetings so far (2000, 2007, April 2018, May 2018, and September 2018), three of them being in Pyongyang, with another two in Panmunjom. The importance of these summits lies in the lack of formal communication between North and South Korea, which makes discussing political and economic issues difficult.