Fun Fact: The Importance of the Lotus to East Asia

Korea, China, and Japan have all had festivals honoring the lotus flower.

(Not So) Fun Fact: Bodo League Massacre

The Bodo League massacre was a large amount of executions committed by South Korea during the Korean War on the orders of their president. Over 100,000 people were killed for being suspected communists or sympathizers. It’s very likely that the majority of these people had actually no connections to communists. The South Korean government tried…

Fun Fact: Founder of Hyundai

Chung Ju-Yung was born in a poor farming family during the days that Japan ruled Korea. Growing up in what is now in North Korea, he escaped his father’s farm on multiple occasions. After Korea was liberated by the Allied powers from Japan, he truly started his automobile company and eventually became the richest man…

Fun Fact: The Last Time Korea Was Whole

A brief interim government of Korea existed for about a year after Japan’s defeat during World War II as the People’s Republic of Korea. It mainly served as a way for America and the Soviet Union to agree on how Korea should be divided to every detail.