Korean History by Olivia and Meredith By 6th Gr History 227 King Tongchon King Tongchon ruled Korea during this period. This leader made firm rules for the country. 400 Rice Korean farmers about this time brought rice to Japan. This opened availability to trade between these two places. 400 Iron At this time, the Iron Age began. This also helped in the evolution of the country. Nov 4, 1329 Books In Korea a foundry was used to print books with metal type. This also helped for important things that needed to be saved. Jan 17, 1910 Korean Peninsula Japan colonized the Korean Peninsula. This event caused tendency for Korea to start a good population. Apr 20, 1945 Republic of Korea At this time Korea became known as the Republic of Korea (ROK) under American Occupation. North and South Korea were joining together to help the evolution of these countries. Jun 30, 1950 Invasion of South Korea North Korea invades South Korea. The United Nations sends a multinational force to aid the South. After heavy fighting, a truce is declared. Jul 15, 1953 Korean War The war ends when a truce is signed by a representative of the US-backed UN forces, and a representative of North Korea and allied Chinese forces. South Korea was not a signatory. Aug 3, 2000 Shilla Dynasty The Shilla Dynasty began in southeastern Korea and grew to become a top-heavy feudal system that covered most of South Korea for almost 900 years. Mar 2, 2022 Bronze This was the beginning of the Bronze Age in Korea. This helped the evolution of this country grow and become stronger.