An Ancient Battle Where Japan Fought For Korean Independence

Over 1300 years ago, Japan attempted in vain to save the independence of an ancient Korean state.

Baekje Cultural Land (A recreation of the Baekje capital), by ‘Travel oriented from Seoul’, South Korea, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Prelude: The Korean Three Kingdoms

Three Kingdoms of Korea, by KJS615, CC BY-SA 3.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0>, via Wikimedia Commons

Japan Intervenes

The Battle Of Baekgang

The battle of Baekgang, by Stillskywkpd, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

The aftermath

Why Did Japan Help Baekje?

Pagoda in Hōryū-ji temple, 663highland, CC BY-SA 3.0 <http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/>, via Wikimedia Commons

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James Won

Software Engineer and history nerd from Wellington, New Zealand.