Korea 979 CE

The Koryo dynasty has now united all Korea under its rule.

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What is happening in Korea in 979CE

Political instability in the Silla court resulted in a weakening of the central government’s control over the provinces. Local lords exercised an increasing amount of power, and law and order broke down. Finally, provincial rebellions briefly divided the state of Silla into three parts.

The Korean peninsula has been reunited under Wang Kon (936), the founder of the dynasty of Koryo. Koryo is a feudal state, with a large measure of power in the hands of local lords. These form an elaborately graded aristocracy, the senior members of whom hold the most senior posts within the bureaucracy and make up the Supreme Council. Koryo, like its predecessors, is a Buddhist state, though Confucianism is used as a governing ideology and forms the basis for the education of officials. As befits a Confucian system of government, military officers have a lower status than their civilian colleagues.

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