Korea (Chosen or Tyosen)

  • M. Epstein
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


Government.—By a treaty concluded between Japan and Korean from August 22, 1910, the Korean Empire was formally annexed to the Empire of Japan. The Emperor abdicated, and the title of the country was changed back to ‘Chosen,’ from Tai Han, which had been adopted in 1897, and the office of Japanese Governor-General established. The head of the Korean ex-Imperial House held the title of Prince Yi. The Allied Kations, following-the collapse of Japan, have restored the independence of Korea. On. February 6, 1946, a provisional government was set up of ten members, five by the U.S.S.R. and five by the United States, the two occupying powers.


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© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1946

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