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Independence Day

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Just like South Korea founded the Republic of Korea in 1948, North Korea founded the Democratic People's Republic of Korea that same year on September 9th. North Koreans still celebrate that day as their own Independence Day from their union with South Korea and also their freedom from Japan's imperial rule.

  1. 1. What is the official name of South Korea?
    1. a. Republic of Korea
    2. b. Republic of South Korea
    3. c. Korean Republic
  2. 2. When did both Koreas become independent?
    1. a. 1949
    2. b. 1948
    3. c. 1950
  3. 3. What country did the Koreas declare independence from?
    1. a. China
    2. b. Japan
    3. c. Taiwan