Daehan Minguk (Republic of Korea)
  • Barry Turner
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


The Korean peninsula was first settled by tribal peoples from Manchuria and Siberia. Agricultural communities developed into tribal states. Three powerful figures, King T’aejo (AD 53–146) of Koguryo, King Koi (AD 234–86) of Paekche and King Naemul (AD 356–402) of Silla, established hereditary monarchies. With China’s support Silla conquered Paekche in 660 and Koguryo in 668. In 676 Silla drove out the Chinese and gained control of the peninsula.


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Further Reading

  1. National Bureau of Statistics. Korea Statistical Yearbook Google Scholar
  2. Bank of Korea. Economic Statistics Yearbook Google Scholar
  3. Castley, R., Korea’s Economic Miracle. London, 1997CrossRefGoogle Scholar
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  8. Simons, G., Korea: the Search for Sovereignty. London, 1995CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  9. Smith, H., Industry Policy in Taiwan and Korea in the 1980s. Edward Elgar, 2000Google Scholar
  10. Song, P.-N., The Rise of the Korean Economy. 2nd ed. OUP, 1994Google Scholar
  11. Tennant, R., A History of Korea. London, 1996Google Scholar

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