What was the United States Army Military Government in Korea (1945-1948)?

Introduction The United States Army Military Government in Korea (USAMGIK) was the official ruling body of the southern half of the Korean Peninsula from 08 September 1945 to 15 August 1948. The country during this period was plagued with political and economic chaos, which arose from a variety of causes. The after-effects of the Japanese… Read More

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What was Operation Blacklist Forty (1945-1948)?

Introduction Operation Blacklist Forty was the codename for the United States occupation of Korea between 1945 and 1948. Following the end of World War II, US forces landed within the present-day South Korea to accept the surrender of the Japanese, and help create an independent and unified Korean government with the help of the Soviet… Read More

What was the Daegu October Incident (1946)?

Introduction The 10.1 Daegu Uprising of 1946 (or the Autumn Uprising of 1946, hangul: 대구 10·1 사건; hanja: 大邱 10·1 事件) in Korea was a peasant uprising throughout the southern provinces of Korea against the policies of the United States Army Military Government in Korea headed by General John R. Hodge and in favour of… Read More