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

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  • Koreans take control

    16 August 1945. Immediately following Yŏ Unhyŏng’s agreement with the Japanese, a Committee for the Preparation of Korean Independence (CPKI) is established under his leadership. With CPKI encouragement, local people’s committees are formed that gradually replace the old Japanese administration and, together with associated volunteer police forces, maintain law and order throughout the country.

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