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

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  • Rival Korean party established

    16 September 1945. A new rightist party is formed in response to General Hodge’s hostility to claims by the Korean People’s Republic to be Korea’s legitimate government. Founded by conservative elements, including a group of landlords and businessmen, and led by Song Chinu as party president, the new Korean Democratic Party denounces the KPR as a communist organization.

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