By Jun Chang
Yungimin Pottery is found through out the peninsula in the paleolithic era.
Gochosun was the first kingdom established in Korea.
Korea was initially divided into three kingdoms. Eventually the strongest of the three won out and created Goryo.
Koryo is another name for koguryo. Koryo rose from unified Silla. During Koryo Buddhism was spread. Goryo was subject to Mongol control for 80 years.
The Chosun Dynasty ruled what can be first seen as the emergence of the Korean nation.
THe western powers were imperialistic up to this point. Imperialism is when a country tries to conquer other countries mainly for economic benefits. Japan copied this idea and fought with the Chinese and the Russians. The Japanese even occupied Korea as a colony.
Japan lost world war two. As a result they withdrew from Korea. Other nations wanted to influence how Korea's government would shape up so the western power fought against the Russians and Chinese. THis was a fight between democracy and communism.
Korea is divided into north and south.
The korean war was largely a fight between democracy and communism. The Korean war was a fight to become independent up to this point Korea was under the control of many foreign nations. Even the war itself had a direct on the type of government established.
Park Chung Hee established a military government he tried to improve the economy and remove political and social chaos. However this government was very strict and he can be considered somewhat a dictator.