Military history of Korea
Korea's military history spans back thousands of years, beginning with the early struggles of the ancient Kingdom of Gojoseon. Its long history consists of the many successful repulsions of major inva...
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An Intrepid Photographer Braved North Korea's Eerie Capital For These Powerful Images
Access to Instagram in North Korea has reportedly been blocked since earlier this summer. But there's nothing stopping visitors from uploading their photos to the photo-sharing platform after they lea...
History of North Korea
The history of North Korea began with the partition of Korea at the end of World War II in 1945, and the creation of the Communist-aligned Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) headed by the fo...
History of South Korea
The history of South Korea formally begins with its establishment on 15 August 1948, although Syngman Rhee had officially declared independence two days prior.In the aftermath of the Japanese occupati...
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List of castles in Korea
Korea has a variety of castles, including Sanseong (Mountain fortress), Jinseong (Camp fortress), and Eupseong (City fortress). This is a list of notable castles.
List of castles in Korea - Wikipedia
Korea under Japanese rule
Korea under Japanese rule is the culmination of a process that began with the Japan–Korea Treaty of 1876, whereby a complex coalition of Meiji government, military, and business officials sought to in...
Korea under Japanese rule - Wikipedia
An Intrepid Photographer Braved North Korea's Eerie Capital For These Powerful Images
Access to Instagram in North Korea has reportedly been blocked since earlier this summer. But there's nothing stopping visitors from uploading their photos to the photo-sharing platform after they lea...
Ahn Bang-jun
Ahn Bang-jun (July 20, 1573 – November 13, 1654) was one of the Neo-Confucian scholars, politicians and writers of the Korean Joseon Dynasty and he was a people's Militia leader during the Japanese in...
Ahn Bang-jun - Wikipedia
Hwando Mountain Fortress
Wandu, called Hwando in Korean, was the second capital of the Goguryeo kingdom. The remains of the mountain fortress are part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site Capital Cities and Tombs of the Ancient ...
Hwando Mountain Fortress - Wikipedia
Jeong Yeo-rip
Jeong Yeo-rip (korean:정여립; hanja:鄭汝立, 1529 - 1589) was Korean Joseon Dynasty politician . His pen name was Jukdo, and customary name was Inbaik.
Yi Eokgi
Yi Eok-gi (3 September 1561– 27 August 1597) was the commander of the Eastern Jeolla Fleet and later came to be the commander of the Western Jeolla Fleet. At age 32, despite being 15 years younger tha...
Pierre-Gustave Roze
Pierre-Gustave Roze (November 28, 1812 – November 1883) was a French admiral. He was born in Toulon, France and throughout his adult life served as a career naval officer. As a young rear admira...
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Wanggeom-seong
Wanggeom-seong (Korean: 왕검성) was the capital city of Gojoseon from 194 to 108 BC, North Korean sources claim it was located somewhere around Pyongyang, the capital of modern North Korea whilst oth...
Gungnae Fortress
Gungnae Fortress, also known as Guonei City, was the second capital city of the ancient Korean Kingdom of Goguryeo. This place is present-day Ji'an (集安), and the perimeter of its outer fortress measur...
Korean–Jurchen border conflicts

In 1107 Goryeo dispatched five large armies led by Yoon Gwan to Helandian. They destroyed a hundred Jurchen villages and built nine fortresses there. After a one-year battle, the Wanyan army won ...
Korean–Jurchen border conflicts - Wikipedia
Cheolli Jangseong
Cheolli Jangseong (lit. "Thousand Li Wall") in Korean history usually refers to the 11th-century northern defense structure built during the Goryeo dynasty in present-day North Korea, though it also r...
Cheolli Jangseong - Wikipedia
Choe Museon
Choe Mu-Seon (1325–1395) was a medieval Korean scientist, inventor, and military commander during the late Goryeo Dynasty and early Joseon Dynasty. He is best known for enabling Korea to domestically...
Yi Sun-sin
Yi Sun-shin (Hangul: 이순신; hanja: 李舜臣; April 28, 1545 – December 16, 1598) was a Korean naval commander, famed for his victories against the Japanese navy during the Imjin war in the Joseon...
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Myeongnim Dap-bu
Myeongnim Dap-bu (67? – 179) (명림답부, 明臨答夫) was the first Guksang (국좌상, Prime Minister) of Goguryeo, and was known for his overthrowing of the tyrannical King Chadae, and his victory against the H...
Korean Imperial Naval Academy
The Korean Imperial Navy Academy, or the Tongjaeyonghakdang (통제영학당,統制營學堂) was established by the Korean Empire. In British and American records, it was also known as the Royal Naval Academy or the The...
Korean Imperial Naval Academy - Wikipedia