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At the end of World War II in 1945, the United States and the Soviet Union divided the peninsula along the 38th Parallel into two zones of occupation—a Soviet controlled region in the north and an American controlled one in the south.In 1948, North Korea (the Democratic People's Republic of Korea) and South Korea (the Republic of Korea) were officially established.

Mongolian forces invaded Koryo in 1231 and occupied the kingdom until 1368.

They have often referred to it as "The Hermit Kingdom" because it remained isolated from the western world until the nineteenth century.

Yet it actually holds a central position on the globe, neighboring three major world powers—the former Soviet Union, China, and Japan.

Stretching southward from Manchuria and Siberia for close to 600 miles (966 kilometers), it extends down to the Korea Strait.

China lies to Korea's west, separated from the peninsula by the Yellow Sea.

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