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Which of the following is not one of the Three Kingdoms that were a part of early Korean history?
Yi Seong-gye was a general who established the Joseon Dynasty which lasted until 1910, when the Japanese began their occupation of the country.
When did the Japanese Occupation of Korea end?
Japan left Korea in 1945, after they were defeated in WWII.
Where are North and South Korea divided?
The countries split into the Communist North and the Democratic South in 1948.
What side was the United States on during the Korean War?
The United States fought on the side of South Korea during the war, which was fought between 1950 and 1953, though North Korea withdrew from the 1953 armistice which ended the war in May of 2009.
When did Kim Jong-il become the leader of North Korea?
Jong-il took power about four months after his father, Kim Il-sung died in 1998.
South Korea is known for its advancement in what technology?
South Korea was recently ranked number one in download speed at 20.4 megabits per second.
Which Olympic games were held in Seoul, South Korea?
The 1988 Summer Olympics were held in Seoul. Highlights from those games include diver Greg Louganis hitting his head on the platform and the introduction of table tennis.