Korea Before War
Before the Korean War, Korea had a large infrastructure with a wide expansion of railroad systems and a large street system. However, the Japanese civilians arrived and tried to take control of Korea by changing everyone's name to a Japanese name and by forcing everybody to practice the Japanese religion. The Japanese government made it illegal to speak the Korean language, and everyone had to learn the Japanese language in Korea. When Korea tried to protest and fight for independence on March 1. 1919, there was much destruction, murdering of thousands of people, and then there was the impoverishment of tens of thousands. They destroyed all the churches, temples, schools, and homes. Japan was fighting World War II and it required most of its resources, thousands of people to fight for Japan in World War II. Many of the people who were taken by the Japanese never returned home to Korea and after Japan surrendered to the united states in 1945, Korea was split into North Korea and South Korea at the 38th parallel. North Korea was supported by communist China and South Korea was supported by the United Nation forces. The capitol of Korea was set in Seoul, South Korea.