Though the dropping of the atomic bomb on Japan marked the end of World War IImany historians argue that it also ignited the Cold War. Sincethe United States had been working on developing an atomic weapon, after having been warned by Albert Einstein that Nazi Germany was already conducting research into nuclear weapons.
Ancient Historical Origins of Korean Culture Though this introductory section ostensibly has little to do with the contemporary situation in Korea, in fact it is very important for understanding the rich history and unity of the Korean culture.
For as we are beginning to realize more and more, the presence of the past is always here. Everything is related to everything. We can only ignore this principle at our own peril, which in turn robs us of the incredibly profound input of a vast sea of indispensable wisdom.
It helps explain how deep is the passion for the reunification of a people who share a long, evolved history with one another. There are no regions in the Western world that possess a million-plus year history of human activity as does the Korean Peninsula.
And the Korean culture possesses a 5, year distinct, unified homogenous history devoid of ethnic minorities. Never was Korea divided until the 38th Parallel was cruelly imposed upon it in by the United States. Korea has never been an aggressor nation.
Instead, it has suffered a long history of being aggressed upon by other outside nations, both Asian and Western. In contrast, the earliest record of human activity in the Western Hemisphere according to carbon dating is no more than 45, years, but most evidence makes a more comfortable estimate of 30, years or less.
And since there were no Eurocentric or New World societies until after the Conquest of the original Indigenous societies that occurred from the late s through the s, the longest period of organized society we in the West possess is no more than years old.
The Republic of the United States of America, and its Europeon antecedent communities, only go back years. There is evidence that some of the Indigenous stock in the Western hemisphere originated in portions of Asia, including the Korean Peninsula.
Chinese and Japanese influences have been strong throughout Korean history but the Koreans descended as a distinct racial and cultural group from Tungusic Siberian ethnic groups tribal peoples from central Asia and Manchuria.
A peninsula miles long, north-south, with an average width of miles, it is separated from China by as little as miles on the west by the Yellow Sea and Korean Bay, a northern section of the Yellow Sea while sharing a mile northern boundary with China marked by the great Yalu River.
It also shares an 11 mile northeast boundary with Russia marked by the Tumen River. It is separated from Japan on the east by the Sea of Japan. The large volcanic Cheju Island, a part of Korea 70 miles south of the mainland, lies between the Korean Strait to its north and the East China Sea to its south.
Korea has some 3, islands and islets, mostly in the south and west. Traces of the earliest ancestors of modern humans have been discovered in tropical eastern sub-Sahara Africa as early as 5 million years ago.
Homo Erectus grade hominids were present in the Peninsula of Korea, eastern portions of China, southern Asia, and central India more than one million years ago. There is evidence of occupation through hunter-gatherer and burial sites from this period, such as at Tongsamdong in southeastern Korea near present day Pusanalong with pottery, stone agricultural tools, and cereal cultivation of millet.
Some scholars identify this period as the beginning of a continuous evolution of a distinct culture, meaning that by 2, A. The spread of rice farming reached northern areas of the Peninsula by B. Iron Age culture became widespread in southern Korea by the second century B.
Chariot fittings have been found near Pyongyang and the Taedong River basin that flows from northeast to southeast through Pyongyang. Confucianism, a learning and social philosophy rooted in a series of particular relationships among and between family, friends, and rulers, became prominent from the third century B.
After the schism in the Buddhist religion in northeast India in the first century A. By about the fourth century B. The Kingdom of Koguryo established the first native Korean state near the Yalu River separating present day China from northern Korea in the north in 37 B. Koguryo expanded its territory well into eastern Manchuria present day northeast China in the north, as far south near the Han River flows through present day Seoul in proximity of where the other two major kingdoms emerged, Paekche c.
Many sites have been found of lavishly furnished tombs for the elite in Koguryo society, adorned with exquisite paintings. Among the grave offerings were elaborate gold crowns and other jewelry of gold and wire. A fourth kingdom of Kaya in the far southeast west of the Naktong River and present day Pusan exported fine stoneware pottery to Japan.
Kaya tribes were soon incorporated into Silla. Cultural elements from China, northern nomadic tribes, Lolang, and the Buddhist religion were incorporated during this period of Koguryo dominance.
Iron technology in this period became stronger and sharper as it was incorporated into weapons and agricultural tools.Aug 07, · The first nuclear weapon to be dropped on humans was the "Little Boy" atomic bomb, dropped on Hiroshima, Japan during World War II.
Day 2 of Brett Kavanaugh’s Confirmation United States. The United States becomes the first and only nation to use atomic weaponry during wartime when it drops an atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima.
Though the dropping of the atomic bomb on Japan marked the end of World War II, many historians argue that it also ignited the Cold War. The atomic bombings of the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan were conducted by the US during the final stages of World War II in The two events are the only uses of nuclear weapons in war to date.
Bloodiest Battles of the 20th Century. By the beginning of the 20th Century, the concept of battle had gotten extremely vague. The idea that armies would bloodlessly maneuver into position before engaging in a brief, concentrated clash of arms was a thing of the past.
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Later this month, Barack Obama will become the first U.S. president to visit Hiroshima, Japan, 71 years after the United States dropped the first atomic weapon used in warfare on the city in , killing tens of thousands.