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Jeju Massacre – KBS News

Tuesday marks the 70th anniversary of the Jeju massacre of 1948, a deeply significant tragedy in modern Korean history.

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Korean War, a ‘Forgotten’ Conflict That Shaped the Modern World

The Korean War has been called “the Forgotten War” in the United States, where coverage of the 1950s conflict was censored and its memory decades later is often overshadowed by World War II and the Vietnam War. READ MORE

A House Divided: Photos From Korea’s 1948 Yeosu-Suncheon Rebellion

Two years before the Korean peninsula erupted in a civil war that saw the North and the South (and the U.S., the United Nations, the Soviet Union and China) engage in a conflict that shaped the post-World War II world, a short, brutal rebellion in the young Korean republic paved the way for the cataclysmic Korean War to come. The Yeosu-Suncheon Rebellion, as it came to be called, took place in October 1948, when communist rebels — many of whom had been in the American-trained Korean Army — revolted against the (authoritarian) government of President Syngman Rhee. READ MORE

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Jeju 4.3 Peace Park

A gallery from Lisa’s trip to Jeju’s Peace Park

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