History of the Koreas

Published On: Mar 11 2013 02:37:15 PM CDT   Updated On: Feb 20 2014 10:05:35 AM CST

One hundred North Koreans were reunited with their South Korean relatives Thursday after being separated for half a century due to tensions between North and South Korean governments. Take a look at the history of the two Koreas.

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In response to increased sanctions and as the U.S. and South Korea prepared to start annual war exercises, North Korea threatened to launch a pre-emptive nuclear strike against the United States, then said it was declaring the armistice invalid and cut off a phone link between North and South Korea used for emergency communication.

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