End of Empire100 days in 1945 that changed Asia and the world.

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  • New Korean rightist party challenges Soviets

    3 November 1945. Although still nominally head of the Soviet-backed Five-Province Administrative Bureau, Cho Mansik is increasingly at odds with the Soviet authorities. Backed by the hugely influential Christian community and propertied classes in northern Korea, the right-leaning Protestant leader founds the Democratic Party of Korea. This enjoys initial widespread popular support.

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    Blood-stained flag. Preserved and used as a rallying symbol by the Korean independence movement