1898: Russia and Japan sign an agreement supposed to put an end to their competition for the control of Korea (non respected)
1932: Creation of the Korean anti-japanese guerrilla army, declared later as the origin of the Korean People’s Army
1951: During the Korean War, assaulting Chinese forces are forced to withdraw after heavy fighting with UN forces, primarily made up of Australian and Canadian troops, at the Battle of Kapyong.
1951: After a three-day fight against Chinese Communist Forces, the Gloucestershire Regiment is annihilated on “Gloucester Hill,” in Korea
2009: North Korea has started to extract plutonium from spent fuel rods at a nuclear facility, its foreign ministry says. The announcement comes hours after a UN Security Council committee placed three North Korean companies on a UN blacklist for aiding the country’s missile and nuclear programs
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