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      • The Korean peninsula has been inhabited since Lower Paleolithic times. According to legend, Korea's first kingdom, Gojoseon (then called Joseon ), was founded in 2333 B.C.E. by Dangun, who is said to be descended from heaven. However, Korea's history has been one of constant struggle between forces of unification and division.
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  4. A Brief History of Korea - Local Histories › korea

    At first, Korea was divided into tribes but eventually organized kingdoms emerged. There were 3 of them, Goguryeo in the north and Silla and Baekje in the south. According to legend Silla was founded in 57 BC by Bak Hyeokgeose, Jumong founded Goguryeo in 37 BC and Onjo founded Baekje in 18 BC.

  5. History of Korea - Wikipedia › wiki › History_of_Korea

    The Lower Paleolithic era in the Korean Peninsula and Manchuria began roughly half a million years ago. The earliest known Korean pottery dates to around 8000 BC, and the Neolithic period began after 6000 BC, followed by the Bronze Age by 2000 BC, and the Iron Age around 700 BC.

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  7. History of Korea - New World Encyclopedia › entry › History_of_Korea
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    Main article: Prehistory of Korea Archaeological evidence shows that hominids first inhabited the Korean Peninsula 700,000 years ago, though some North Koreans claim it may have been inhabited for 1,000,000 years. Tool-making artifacts from the Paleolithic period (700,000 B.C.E. to 40,000 B.C.E.) have been found in present-day North Hamgyong, South P'yongan, Gyeonggi, and north and south Chungcheong Provinces. The people lived as cave dwellers and built homes, using fire for cooking food and warmth. They hunted, gathered and fished with stone tools.

    Main articles: Gojoseon, Dangun According to legend, Korea's first kingdom, Dangun founded Gojoseon (then called Joseon), in 2333 B.C.E., in southern Manchuria and northern Korean peninsula. By 2000 B.C.E., painted designs evidence a new pottery culture in Manchuria and northern Korea.

    Post-668 Silla kingdom is often referred to as Unified Silla, though the term North-South States, in reference to Balhae, is also used.

    In 1910 Japan effectively annexed Korea by the Japan-Korea Annexation Treaty. Japan still asserts the legality of the treaty, while Korea has declared the treaty invalid since Emperor Gojong never applied the royal seal as required. Japan violated international convention by extorting Korea's compliance to the treaty. Japan controlled Korea under a so-called Governor-General of Korea until Japan's unconditional surrender to the Allied Forces, on August 15, 1945, with de jure sovereignty passing from Joseon Dynasty to the Provisional Government of the Republic of Korea. Korea constructed European-styled transport and communication networks across the nation. That facilitated Japanese exploitation, but modernization had little if any effect on the Korean people. Japan utilized the modernization of Korea to enhance colonial control, serving Japanese trade and consolidating control of Korea. The Japanese removed the Joseon hierarchy, destroyed Gyeongbokgungpalace, and revamped Korea's t...

    Diamond, Jared. Japanese Roots, Discover19:6 (June 1998). Retrieved February 19, 2013.
    Han, Chang-Gyun. 한국의 선사시대에 대한 북한 고고학계의 동향과 시각-구석기시대와 신석기시대를 중심으로- Trend and Perspective of Korean Prehistoric Study in North Korea.한국고대사연구 (25) (March 2002): 5-27 (in Korean)
    Henthorn, William E. A History of Korea. New York: Free Press, 1974. ISBN 978-0029146101
    Hulbert, Homer B., and Clarence Norwood Weems. History of Korea. New York: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1962. ASIN B000PC3KY6
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  9. A Brief History of Korea - 신형식 - Google Books › books › about

    Jan 01, 2005 · A Brief History of Korea, Volume 1 A Brief History of Korea Volume 1 of The spirit of Korean cultural roots Volume 1 of Uri munhwa ŭi ppuri rŭl chʻajasŏ: Author: 신형식: Edition: illustrated, reprint: Publisher: Ewha Womans University Press, 2005: ISBN: 8973006193, 9788973006199: Length: 141 pages : Export Citation: BiBTeX EndNote RefMan

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