Battle of Chingshanli, Chongno, Deoksu Palace, Emperor Gwangmoo, Independence Hall of Korea, Japan imperialism, Japanese soldiers, Korea, Korean Independence, March First Movement, Taegukgi, Taehwagwan restaurant, Tapgol Park
It was in 1919 that the Korean people declared their desire for independence from Japan (who had taken over control of their country in 1910). However, it wasn’t until 1945 that the Korean people were finally given their freedom, uniting the country and its citizens.
Similar to other historical events, it was the death of a leader which sparked pent-up anger among the Koreans and lead to the March First Movement; Emperor Gwangmoo was abdicated by the Japanese for sending a delegate to Hague and then, it is believed, was killed by poison at the Deoksu Palace during the Paris Peace Conference on January 22, 1919. Continue reading