Liberation of Korea

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Korea had been a colony of Japan since 1910. Along with the surrender of Japan in the World War II in 1945, the colonial period that had lasted for 35 years ended. As one can imagine, Korean people were extraordinarily happy when the Japanese announced surrender, since they could eventually get rid of the harsh days – of the language deprivation that they were forced to abandon Korean and adopt Japanese, and of family members having been sent overseas to serve the Japanese in all manners including being comfort women, and so forth. However, they did not know the Liberation was the start of another catastrophic period of time. The political vacuum engaged the United States and the Soviets who then occupied the peninsula, and caused a …show more content…
This kind of discontent did not seem to happen in the south. The Joint Commission did not function effectively since the relation between the United States and the Soviets was going downwards. The original intention of establishing a unified provisional Korean government was no longer a mutual aim of the two powers. Eventually, the southern government, Republic of Korea (ROK), led by Syngman Rhee, and the northern government, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), led by Kim Il-Sung, were respectively inaugurated on 15th August 1948 and 3rd September 1948. It has been more than sixty years already and the unification is still not yet accomplished. After the establishment of the separate governments, the Soviets and the United States withdrew their forces from Korea. In the first years of the states, the Republic of Korea and the Democratic People’s Republic Korea has dissimilar evolution. Social revolutions were carried on in the DPRK while political instability took place in the south. In the DPRK the people were provided with better living standard and all sort of political rights and liberty, such as the law on equal rights of women, the land reform and the nationalization of former Japanese industry, and ordinary working people are elected deputies to the people’s assemblies of all

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