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The spoils of war cannot be divided until the war is over. Korea was the property of Japan; just as America was the property of Great Britain in 1775.

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Q: Why did they have to wait for Japan to surrender before they split Korea at the 38th parallel?
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Why did Korea wait for japan to surrender to split in 2?

Korea was forced to split upon Japan's surrender per the Potsdam conference agreement: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Korean_War


Did the 38th parallel divided Korea before the war?

38th parallel divided Korea before the Korean war, the 38th parallel was built before the war in 1945


Who ruled Korea before japan?

Korea was individual country. No one colonized or ruled Korea before Japan.


What is the 38th parallel and why was it important in the Korean war?

Japan controlled Korea from 1910 to the end of world war 2. After the war, the Allies divided Korea at the 38th parallel. In short: Cutting up Korea.


Which nation accepted the surrender of the Japanese troops located north of the 38th parallel in Korea following ww2?

North of the 38th, the Soviet Union accepted the surrender of Japanese forces, leading to the creation of a Communist North Korea.


Which nation accepted the surrender of the Japanese troops located north of the 38th parallel in Korea following world was II?

USSR


Why was the 38th parallel chosen as a dividing line?

For purposes of accepting the Japanese surrender and providing postwar security in Korea and to temporarily divide Korea into northern and sourthern parts.


What nation accepted the surrender of the Japanese troops located north of the 38th parallel in Korea following World War 2?

China


What two countries agreed to divide Korea at the 38th parallel for the purpose of accepting the surrender of Japanese troops in 1945?

The USSR and the US


Did Japan occupy North Korea during the Korean War?

No. Japan occupied all of Korea from before WW1 until 1945


Who controlled Korea before World War 2?

japan


What region did Japan invade before 1940?

China Korea

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