History of the Koreas

POSTED: 12:37 PM PDT Mar 11, 2013    UPDATED: 08:05 AM PST Feb 20, 2014 

One hundred North Koreans were reunited with their South Korean relatives Thursday after being separated for half a century due to tensions between North and South Korean governments. Take a look at the history of the two Koreas.

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North Korea declared in built nuclear weapons in early 2005, and it tested medium- and long-range missiles in July 2006. The U.N. implemented its first sanctions against North Korea as a result, but the country again tested missiles in 2008 and 2009. It also declared it was withdrawing from the armistice in 2009 because North Korea was joining the U.S.-led anti-proliferation plan.


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