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Brief History of Anarchy in Korea
5 Dec 2017
Gutenberg's printing press arrives in Korea
Choe Yun-ui of the Goryeo Dynasty creates the world's first movable type printing press. It works but remains within the royal family and fails to become commonplace.
Weekly publications are invented in Korea. Their main goal is to "enlighten" the general populous.
Privately owned weeklies begin introducing new political concepts and ideologies.
Japan invades and colonises Korea
Weeklies become dailies under Japanese rule
Japan attempts to censor Daily press
Korean Peasant's revolution based on principles of Dong Hak begins. It has very localised results.
Peasant's revolution is temporarily supressed.
Korean Peasant's army re-organises and changes its tactics to violent revolution.
Government is forced to reach a peace treaty with the newly established Peasants freehold.
Japan's first Gutenberg press arrives in Nagasaki on a Dutch ship.
Pak Yeol and Kaneko Fumiko are arrested on false charges by Japanese officials.
Kaneko Fumiko and Pak Yeol are sentenced to death.
Park Yeol gets released from prison. Kaneko Fumiko dies under mysterious circumstances in jail, with Japan implicated as her murderers.
"Eta" class is established (Henceforth referred to as "Dowa")
"Dowa" class is legally nullified. Records of purges are censored and prejudice continues, albeit outside of legal perameters.
"Dowa" civil rights groups begin to organise
Korean People's Association in Manchuria is established
KPAM is dissolved through assassination of its leaders from Japan and China.
Literacy becomes increasingly commonplace, though there is much "semi-literacy"
Literacy begins to become more common in Korea, with many lower and middle class using the education system to escape the draft.
A split occurs between Korea and China as Korea adopts the "Hangul" script as equal with Chinese. This adoption means a little more of the lower class are considered literate.
Literacy is seen as a symbol of status and reverance within Korean society, with even the Emperor prostrating himself before certain holy texts.
Korean is completely eliminated from education
Japanese becomes compulsory within Korean schools
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