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Top 3 South Korean Freedom Fighters

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South Korea has been always known to be in controversies for being separate from North Korea. The entire nation was considered to be one in the early time.

At the end of World War II in 1945 and after the occupation of the United States and the Soviet Union to the Korean Peninsula, the Korean Provisional Government in exile and the Korean Communist Party were victors, but in 1948 Korea gained its independence in two different countries which today are North Korea and South Korea.

But after all civil war, it had been necessarily split and divided into two nations,

South Korea and North Korea

Let Us Look in Brief at the Freedom Fighters of South Korea

1. Kim Chwa-Jin

Kim Chwa-Jin

Chwa was the son of Kim Hyong Gyu, a wealthy Korean who posed 50 slaves, whom he released when he turned 18 when he began a struggle to free the country from slavery for the establishment of a new stateless Korea and wanted by the feudal ruler.

Constantly fleeing to China and continuing their fight against the Japanese imperialists who occupied the country in 1910 and was eventually killed in 1930 by the Japanese troops.

SEE ALSO: Japanese Freedom Fighters

A communist agent murders fellow Korean Kim Chwa-Jin. Kim Chwa-Jin and Choung-Shin inspired the founding of libertarian communes among Korean refugees from March 1925 onwards, until a communist agent murdered Kim-Chwa-Jin in January 1930.

2. Lee Beom-Seok

Lee Beom-Seok, who was assumed to be the future Prime Minister of South Korea as Chief of Staff. The Korean Independent Army fought during the battle of Astrakhan in 1943, during the Battle of Imphal in India in 1944 and the reconquest of Burma in 1945.

Nationalist from a young age, he converted to Christianity and in 1896 he formed the Independence Club. He was imprisoned until 1904.

He studied at the American universities of George Washington, Harvard, and Princeton. In 1919, during the Japanese occupation of his country, he was president of the Korean government in exile, in Shanghai, a position he held until 1941.

He tried to gain international recognition of Korean independence, bringing together nationalist forces in the Association National for the Independence of Korea.

In 1945, after the defeat of Japan in World War II, he returned to the country and in August 1948, Syngman Rhee, with American support, proclaimed the Republic of South Korea and controls a dictatorial regime.

A month later, Kim Il Sung declared the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, under the auspices of the USSR and China.

3. Ahn Changho

Ahn Changho

Ahn Changho who was also known as An Chang-ho had a good reputation as an active independent activist. He had also been the very first leader of the community of the migrated Korean-American immigrants. He had also organized a really important set up which was established to influence the Japanese occupation.

It also formed the New Korea Society when he had traveled back to his home in Korea from the USA. It was known that the Academy of Young Korean in San Francisco was established by him in 1913. He was one of the important committee members of this Academy.

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