Korean Political-Economic History

Eras

The Three Kingdoms

57 BCE - 668

The Unified Silla

668 - 892

The Later Three Kingdoms

892 - 936

Goryeo

918 - 1392

Joseon

1392 - 1897

The Great Korean Empire

1897 - 1910

Colonial Rule

1910 - 1945

Modern, Divided Korea

1945 - 2012

Periods

Silla

57 BC - 668

Goguryeo

37 BC - 668

Baekje

18 BC - 600

Gaya

42 CE - 562

Unified Silla

668 - 935

Balhae

698 - 926

Hubaekje

892 - 936

Taebong

901 - 918

Goryeo

918 - 1392

Joseon

1392 - 1897

The Great Korean Empire

1897 - 1910

Japanese Rule

1910 - 1945

Democratic People's Republic of Korea

1945 - 2012

Republic of Korea

1945 - 2012

Events

Mongol Suzerainty

1256 - 1350

The Literati Purges

1498 - 1545

Japanese Invasions

1592 - 1598

Introduction of Christianity

1603

Manchu Invasions

1627 - 1636

The French Campaign

1866

Japan Opens Korea

1876

The 1884 Coup

1884

The Sino-Japanese War

1894 - 1895

The Gabo Reform

1894

The Gwangmu Reforms

1897

The Russo-Japanese War

1904 - 1905

Korea is Declared a Japanese Protectorate

1905

The Second World War

1937 - 1945

American Occupation

1945 - 1948

The First Republic

1948 - 1960

The Second Republic

1960 - 1961

The Junta

1961 - 1963

The Third Republic

1963 - 1972

The Fourth Republic

1972 - 1981

Gwangju Democratization Movement

1980

The Fifth Republic

1981 - 1987

The Sixth Republic

1987 - 2012