After World War II,the Japanese occupied south Korea but that ends when Soviet troops occupying the north, and US troops the south.
US reconnaissance plane shot down.
The EC-121 shootdown incident occurred when a United States Navy Lockheed EC-121M Warning Star on a reconnaissance mission was shot down by North Korean MiG-17 aircraft over the Sea of Japan. The plane crashed 90 nautical miles (167 km) off the North Korean coast and all 31 Americans on board were killed.
The Nixon administration chose not to retaliate against North Korea apart from staging a naval demonstration in the Sea of Japan a few days later. Instead it resumed the recon
North and South Korea join the United Nations.
because there are not alone and they now have aliies
kim il sung dies
Death of Kim Il-sung set off alot of problems because people loved him and they started flipping out
kim il sungs son becomes leader
Kim Jong-il suceeds him as leader, but doesn't take presidential title.
nuclear plants are done!
North Korea agrees to freeze nuclear programme in return for $5bn worth of free fuel and two nuclear reactors.
fight for throne
The late Kim Il-song declared "eternal president", while Kim Jong-il's powers widened to encompass head of state.
North Korea says it is grappling with the worst spring drought of its history.
Pyongyang says it has enough plutonium to start making nuclear bombs.
north korea is alone and ready to fight
north korea says they no longer considers itself bound by the terms of the 1953 truce that ended the war between the two Koreas