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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Since the armistice, the North Korean government has remained under the power of the Kim family. Founder Kim Il-Sung ruled until his death in 1994, at which point his son, Kim Jong Il, took over.


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