NORTH KOREA VS SOUTH KOREA

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In History
  • Korean Division

    Korean Division
    After World War II, Japanese occupation of Korea ends with Soviet troops occupying the north, and US troops the south.
  • Republic of Korea (South Korea)

    Republic of Korea (South Korea)
    Syngman Rhee's administration of South Korea officially becomes the Republic of Korea.
  • Democratic People's Republic of Korea established

    Democratic People's Republic of Korea established
    Democratic People's Republic of Korea proclaimed. Soviet troops withdraw.
  • Separation

    Separation
    South Korea declares independence, south sustained by crucial US military, economic and political support.
  • Korean War

    Korean War
    After a year of military provocations by both sides along the 38th Parallel, North Korea sends an invasion force into South Korea.
  • Condemnation of North Korea

    Condemnation of North Korea
    The US and UN unanimously condemn North Korea. North Korea broke article 32 of the UN Charter.
  • Capture of Seoul

    Capture of Seoul
    North Korean troops capture Seoul, South Korea´s capital.
  • China Enters War

    China Enters War
    China enters to the conflict.
  • Pyongyang Caputered

    Pyongyang Caputered
    The North Korean capital of Pyongyang is captured by the UN.
  • Seoul Recaptured

    Seoul Recaptured
    The South Korean capital of Seoul changes hands for the last time as U.N. troops recapture the battered city.
  • Korean Armistice

    Korean Armistice
    The U.N., North Korea and China sign an armistice agreement, continuing the division of Korea. South Korea refuses to sign.
  • General Park Chung-hee

    General Park Chung-hee
    Military coup puts General Park Chung-hee in power.
  • Political Changes in South Korea

    Political Changes in South Korea
    Constitution is changed to allow direct election of the president.
  • Olimpic Games and Elections

    Olimpic Games and Elections
    Olympic games in Seoul. First free parliamentary elections.
  • North and South Korea join the UN

    North and South Korea join the UN
    Large political step for both countries and for the UN as a whole because they had to stop all major military conflict before they could join.
  • NK allows IAEA inspection

    NK allows IAEA inspection
    North Korea agrees to allow inspections by International Atomic Energy Agency .
  • President in South President

    President in South President
    Roh succeeded by Kim Young Sam, a former opponent of the regime and the first civilian president.
  • ECO 1996 - Severe famine follows flood

    ECO 1996 - Severe famine follows flood
    The famine after the flooding made an economic crash.
  • Leaders of North and South Korea shake hands

    Leaders of North and South Korea shake hands
    Kim-Jong Il of North Korea came to a summit with Kim Dae-jung, the leader of South Korea, they both stop propoganda against the other country.
  • North and South Korea get into a naval battle

    North and South Korea get into a naval battle
    North and South Korea have a naval gun batte in the yellow sea.
  • North Korea admits to Nukes

    North Korea admits to Nukes
    North Korea admits to having a secret nuclear weapers program.
  • North Korea withdraws from Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty

    North Korea withdraws from Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty
    North Korea withdraws from a major Treaty aimed at keeping the spread of nuclear weapons.
  • Six-nation talk

    Six-nation talk
    Six-nation talks in Beijing on North Korea's nuclear programme fail to bridge gap between Washington and Pyongyang.
  • SK and NK ministers meet

    SK and NK ministers meet
    Prime ministers from North and South Korea meet for the first time in 15 years.
  • Rocket misile launch

    Rocket misile launch
    North Korea launches a rocket carrying what it says is a communications satellite; its neighbours accuse it of testing long-range missile technology.