The Formation Of An Independent Country: A Case Study Of The Republic Of Korea And America


The Formation of an Independent Country: A Case Study of the Republic of Korea and America
Because of being divided by half of a world South Korea and America seem to have nothing in common. But if you break down the road to independence for both countries, you will notice that there are in fact some similarities. Along with these similarities there are still some differences. The two countries had different methods of protesting and had completely different reasons for wanting to become their own nation. In spite of this both countries had to fight long and hard to get to where they are today.
Korea is a small peninsula that is approximately the size of Britain. It jets out from the ...

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one point in time South Korea(which is now referred to as the Republic of Korea) and North Korea(which has become known as the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea) lived peacefully together in a place called Korea. The first showings of a nation being formed there was in the year one hundred and eight BC. This was called Old Choson, in what is now known as northwestern Korea and southern Manchuria. It was conquered by the Chinese in 108 BC. These Chinese colonists lived in peace with the native Korean kingdom of Koguryo, founded in around the same spot in the first century BC. More to the south the kingdoms of Paekche and Silla emerged in the third and fourth centuries, respectively. On the southern coast was a fourth but not as important one called Kaya. Koguryo was essentially the most powerful state, controlling most of the owning most of the peninsula and Manchuria by the fifth century. However, by 668, the
Chinese Tang dynasty, in alliance with Silla, had ...

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of China in 1895 and of Russia in 1905 led to the formal Japanese annexation of Choson in 1910.
Koreans were chafed under Japanese domination established by the Protectorate Treaty of 1905. In retort to Korean resistance, Japan formally annexed Korea. In 1919 tens of millions of Koreans took to the streets in peaceful demonstrations for independence. The movement was suppressed and Japan tightened its control until its defeat in World War II in 1945.
Right before the end of the war in the Pacific, the United States and the Soviet Union (which was called the USSR) agreed to divide Korea at the 38th parallel for the intent of accepting the surrender of Japanese troops. All Koreans ...

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