Fun Fact: When South Korea Was Ruled By a Dictator

While North Korea is synonymous with dictatorship and zero democracy, at the start of the South Korea, things weren’t so much better. Park Chung Hee lead a military coup and assumed power in 1961. He led a authoritative regime with limited democracy, suppression of the press and political parties were common, and by the endContinue reading “Fun Fact: When South Korea Was Ruled By a Dictator”

Fun Fact: 16th Century Japanese Invasion of Korea

While Japan had long kept an isolationist policy, it had periods where that wasn’t quite true. Imperial Regent Hideyoshi Toyotomi decided to conquer Korea and China. In 1592 Japan had invaded Korea and occupied a good chunk of its lands. Korea was allied with China and with help from the Ming dynasty they were ableContinue reading “Fun Fact: 16th Century Japanese Invasion of Korea”