After Japan surrenders, the Korean peninsula is divided in half at the 38th parallel between Soviet and American occupation.
South Korea joins the Vietnam War.
Panmunjom, Joint Security Area. Norths first official apology to South.
North and South Korea announce that they have initialed an agreement banning nuclear weapons from the Korean Peninsula, but the two sides do not settle on measures to ensure compliance.
North Korea successfully tests mid range missiles. Japan fears the missiles range.
President Kim Il-sung dies and his son Kim Jong-il claims power.