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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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Petar Kujundzic/Reuters

In September 2010, Kim Jong Un was appointed to political and military posts, fueling speculation Kim Jong Il’s youngest son would one day be his successor. Sure enough, Kim Jong Un took over after his father died in December 2011.

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