Refugees during the Korean War

Storm over Korea Part IV

7: Lee Myung Bak Lee Myung Bak was born in Osaka, Japan on December 17, 1941, shortly after Japan attacked the US Navy base at Pearl Harbor (Hawaii). When Japan lost the war in 1945, Korea was also lost. According to WEDDINGINFASHION, the country had been a Japanese colony since 1910. Lee Myung Bak’s family […]

Conflict over Korea 2

Storm over Korea Part III

In 1980, Kim Il Sung presented a program to establish the Democratic Confederate Republic of Koryo (Koryo was the name of the dynasty that ruled Korea 935–1392). It was to be an alliance-free state with two different systems and each a different government. In 1991, when both states became members of the UN, they agreed […]

Conflict over Korea 1

Storm over Korea Part II

The sunshine policy came in the shadow of the controversy over North Korea’s missile and nuclear program. Bush never spoke to Sunshine Presidents Kim Dae Jung and Roh Moo Hyun, who both died in 2009, Roh on his own after a corruption scandal. 3: Storm from several edges All two years before, in 2007, the […]

Refugees during the Korean War

Storm over Korea Part I

On March 26, 2010, the naval vessel “Cheonan” suddenly sank near the informal sea border between North and South Korea. 46 South Korean soldiers followed in the depths. South Korean President Lee Myung Bak has set up an international commission of inquiry. It determined that the ship had been sunk by a North Korean torpedo. […]