What is happening in Korea in 1215CE
The unified Korean state of Koryo enjoyed a long period of stability, ruled by a king with the support of a powerful aristocracy. The low status of military commanders, however, eventually boiled over in a mutiny in 1170. A large number of officials were massacred and military leaders seized control of the state. The country became a military dictatorship, with the king a mere figurehead. The military government suppressed Buddhism, which was driven underground, but improved the conditions of the peasants.