“The Japanese Rule of Korea”
In the year of 1910, Japan used a clever way to annex Korea
through King Go Jong's son marrying a Japanese woman and was given
a Japanese identity. Since the surrender of Japan after World War II,
conflict had been dragged through because of Korea wondering if they
really benefited the colonization of their own country; or if they should
just forget about it and go on with their lives. They thought if they did
benefit, they should be doing really well after Japan's surrender. Other
people said that the rule was harsh and demanding, while others even
said it was better for Korea. People need to know if it was or not.
When Korea was forced to be annexed by Japan, both good and
bad things came through. First of all, the trading system and economy
has been complained about; yet both Japanese (Northern) and Korean
farmers suffered almost equally. The Koreans worked very hard, but
they did not get much of their work back to them. Then, they were
working for almost no reason to help their own families. Today, in
America, there is something similar happening to this. People that are in
the highest class have to pay more taxes than those of the lower classes.
(Also, this is a practice of Socialism. Many Japanese people in the
government are Socialist.) so if someone worked hard to get good
money, they would get punished for it. Same thing for the Koreans. The
more they worked, the more they give and less for their own families.
The Japanese farmers in the lower region did not have to work as hard,
but in the Northern regions, most farmers suffered the exact same kind
trade as the Koreans contrary to the farmers in the lower regions of
Japan. In 1910-1912, Korea had now produced 84.6% of all agricultural
production brought to Japan as said in the article “Korea Under
Japanese Rule” page 1. “The economic...
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