Jan 1, 1392
Pre war era of Korea 918 - 13922 918 - 1392: Buddhism flourished and spread throughout the peninsula.
To many, Buddhism is more than a just a religion, it is more of a way of life.
A philosophy that means love of wisdom. Buddhist path can be summed up as:
To be moral.
To keep in mind others feelings and watch ones own actions.
To use wisdom and understand the meaning of life, and Respect. http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/i-korean-geography-prehistoric/id418822325?i=96365233
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Pre war era of Korea Unknown - 57 B.C.1 Unknown - 57 B.C. Before we dive start in to the Korean war. I would like to give some history of the little peninsula that was once nicknamed the “Hermit Kingdom”. The Korean rulers tried to prevent the opening of the country to foreign trade by closing the borders, earning Korea its nickname of the Hermit Kingdom.
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Post war era of Korea 1392 – 19103 1392 – 1910: Confucianism in Korean
Often seen as a religion, but more a code of behavior or a social doctrine to follow, a set of rules, it was introduced by the Chinese.
WAR KoreanThe early hours on June 25, 1950, North Korean Army crossed the border and in an unprovoked attack South Korea.
By August, North Korea had advanced down most of the peninsula, with the Korean and U.N. forces making a stand along the "Pusan Perimeter." Douglas MacArthur made his famous Inchon landing on September 15th, and the U.N. forces quickly went on the offensive. Once in control of South Korea, representatives of the United Nations began peace talks with the North Korean govern
Tides turn in US favorBy July 4, 1950, the balance had begun to swing toward the US. On July 7, the UN asked the US to appoint a UN commander. Truman quickly made MacArthur Commander in Chief of the UN Command (CINCUNC). MacArthur responded to this honor by demanding more troops. It was not log before Truman's Korean War budget neared the tripling of military expenditures recommended by NSC-68. V
Chinese enter war to support N. KoeraOn October 25, the PRC made an attack on ROK soldiers and routed them at Pukchin. On November 1, the Chinese defeated American troops at Unsan, in the first Chinese-Ame
War basicly ends less than a year after is started.MacArthur felt that the North Korean army had been essentially destroyed by the middle of October, and, against the recommendations of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, he sent his forces into the northernmost parts of North Korea. His troops were hit by surprise and decimated when Chinese Communists troops began attacking his forces.
MacArthur's DismissalIn January of 1951, the PRC began making offers of peace. The outreach was limited, China asked for a 7-power conference to be held on the issues of the fate of Korea and Formosa's, as well as on the question of a Chinese UN seat. The Americans, who considered the Chinese nationalists on Formosa to be the rightful government of China, did not want to give China a seat in the UN; the US rejected the PRC's offer for peace. Instead, at Truman's prompting, the UN censured the P
Ridgway and the end of the "Accordion-War"Ridgway and the end of the "Accordion-War"
On April 14, 1951, following MacArthur's dismissal, Matthew Ridgway assumed MacArthur's position and controlled America's war effort from Tokyo. General James Van Fleet moved into Ridgway's old role, getting command of the Eighth Army in Korea, which was now strongly entrenched about 20 miles north of the 38th Parallel. Ridgway had his sights set on the Iron Triangle, one of the North Korean's vital staging areas for attacks against South Korea.
Eisenhower, War's End, and the AftermathEisenhower, War's End, and the Aftermath
After taking office, Eisenhower soon replaced General James Van Fleet, who had started arguing for an all-out invasion, with Lt. General Maxwell Taylor. No immediate progress was made in the negotiations other than the exchange of a few prisoners in March of 1953. In order to show strength, the Communists made an attack on Americans at "Pork Chop Hill" in April. Eisenhower was unfazed, and by the end of April talks were once again underway Panmunjom. On J
Post war era of KoreaCoop to take control
The May 16,1961 coup, led by Major General Park Chung-hee, put an effective end to the Second Republic. Ruled with an Iron Fist. http://www.slideshare.net/noblepylon/economic-development-of-south-korea-under-park-chung-hee-196179-7328748
Post war to Present1997 - present: stability
President Kim, Dae-jung marked the first time an opposition leader has been elected as president in Korea. Ruled as Democratic, for the people.