Korean Empire

From Simple English Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Korean Empire
Daehan Jeguk

대한제국 (Hangul)

大韓帝國 (Hanja)
Flag of Korean Empire
Imperial Seal of Korean Empire
Imperial Seal
Motto: 광명천지


"Let the land be enlightened"
Anthem: 대한제국 애국가

"Patriotic Hymn of the Great Korean Empire"

Location of Korean Empire
• Gojong became an emperor
• Protectorate of Japan
• Full annexation
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Today part ofNorth Korea, South Korea

The Korean Empire (Daehan Jeguk, Hangul: 대한제국; Hanja: 大韓帝國) lasted between 1897 and 1910. It was the last time Korea was unified and independent. The empire was established when the king Gojong became an emperor.[1] After the First Sino-Japanese War, Korea was no longer a Chinese tributary state. But then in 1907 Korea became a Japanese protectorate, and 1910, got annexed by Japan as the province of Choson.[1] Korea became a Japanese colony until 1945. Then after the Korean War it split.

History[change | change source]

1904-1905[change | change source]

After First Sino-Japanese War, the Russia Empire and Japanese Empire fought for the control of Korea Peninsula. Eventually, the Russo-Japanese War occured. The Russia Empire was defeated by the Japanese Empire that was supported by British Empire. Then, the Korea Empire's Neutrality was threaten by the Japanese Empire.[2] At the Russo-Japanese War, the British Empire and the United States viewed on Korea's peace was not important more than the Russia's expansion.[3] In addition, the international views on a Korea Penisula was changed. The Japanese Empire's forces got stronger as the time pass. Korea's unequal treaties were hidden and ignored.[4][5]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Korea. Historia (do 1948), Encyklopedia PWN: źródło wiarygodnej i rzetelnej wiedzy". encyklopedia.pwn.pl (in Polish). Retrieved 2023-04-22.
  2. Sung-Hwan, Lee (2008-01-01), "8. Korea's Neutrality Policy And The Russo-Japanese War", Rethinking the Russo-Japanese War, 1904-5, Brill, pp. 104–118, ISBN 978-90-04-21332-6, retrieved 2023-09-06
  3. Ji-Hyung, Kim (2011). [ijkh.khistory.org/upload/pdf/03._IJKH_16-2_Kim_JI-hyung.pdf. ""The Japanese Annexation of Korea as Viewed from the British and American Press: Focus on the Times and the New York Times*.""]. International Journal of Korean History. 16 (2): 6. {{cite journal}}: Check |url= value (help)
  4. academic.oup.com https://academic.oup.com/book/7118/chapter-abstract/151643214?redirectedFrom=fulltext. Retrieved 2023-09-06. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  5. Seo, Min-Kyo (2005). ""Korea and Japan during the Russo-Japanese War-with a Special Focus on the Japanese Occupation Forces in Korea."" (PDF). International Journal of Korean History.