Wiser World

A concise, foundational history of North Korea from the early 1900s to mid-1950s.

Show Notes

A concise, foundational history of North Korea from the early 1900s to mid-1950s. 

What was the Korean peninsula like before it split into two countries? How did Japan rule Korea from 1910 to 1945? How do many Koreans feel about Japan as a result? How did Korea become divided, and how did the United States and the Soviet Union play into that? What happened during the Korean War? Who is Kim Il-Sung and how did he create a personality cult that’s still alive in North Korea today? We learn the answers to these questions and more in this episode. 

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What is Wiser World?

Did you forget everything from your world history class, and now feel lost when world topics come up in current events? Designed for busy people who forgot and need a quick refresh, Wiser World takes world history and makes it approachable and concise.

Here we explore different regions of the world, giving you the facts and context you need to think historically when considering current events. The goal? Re-build your foundation of world knowledge so you can be a more informed and confident critical thinker when it comes to foreign affairs.