History of the Koreas

Published On: Mar 11 2013 12:37:15 PM PDT   Updated On: Feb 20 2014 08:05:35 AM PST

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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Initially, North Korea was prosperous thanks to backing from the Soviet Union, but that financial help ended when the Soviet Union collapsed in the 1990s, which helped plunge the nation into poverty.


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