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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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While officially under a cease-fire, relations have remained tense between the two Koreas and violence has occasionally flared up. In 1983, four South Korean cabinet members were killed in a bombing while they visited Myanmar. In 1987, 155 people died when Korean Air Flight 858 was bombed. Investigations found North Korea was behind both bombings, though the North Korean government denies this.

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