Friday, March 02, 2012


On March 1, 1919, Koreans in Japanese-occupied Korea openly declared their independence from Japan. Liberation by the Allies didn't come until the end of World War 2 in 1945 (at which point the peninsula was divided in two by larger powers), but on that day in 1919, Koreans made known that they would not stand for colonial rule.

Read more about the Samil Undong (March 1st Movement) here.


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