On The Border
A Taste of Korea
60 Years of the Republic
60 Years of the Republic: The Korean War
Calamity befell the new Republic of Korea and its people when it was less than two years old. The Korean War, which raged for three years from June 25, 1950 until July 27, 1953,...
Jun. 23, 2008 09:00
60 Years of the Republic: Special Investigation Committee for Antinational Activities
The Special Investigation Committee for Antinational Activities started work by arresting Park Heung-shik, the owner of the Hwashin Department Store in Seoul who was attempting to...
Jun. 20, 2008 09:07
60 Years of the Republic: Founding of the Armed Forces
"Young soldiers marched around the Seoul Stadium with Korean flags on Aug. 15 during the ceremony commemorating the independence of our country. Amid a flurry of applause greeting...
Jun. 19, 2008 10:23
60 Years of the Republic: Promulgation of the Constitution
On the front page of its July 18, 1948 issue, the Chosun Ilbo carried a four-column article titled "Republic of Korea's Constitution Promulgated." The article was accompanied by a...
Jun. 18, 2008 10:01
60 Years of the Republic: Constituent Assembly
"In a democratic system, the people are the sovereign. So if the sovereign remains silent, the country will be put in a precarious state again. From now on, all citizens, men and...
Jun. 17, 2008 10:14
60 Years of the Republic: Farmland Reform
The new government of the Republic of Korea first of all had to carry out agrarian reforms, at a time when more than 70 percent of the population were farmers, mostly landless...
Jun. 16, 2008 09:23