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Greater Korean Empire
(English: Let the land be enlightened )
Territory of the Korean Empire
|•||1894–1896||Kim Hong jip|
|•||1897–1898||Yun Yong sun|
|•||1905||Han Kyu sul|
|•||1905–1907||Pak Che soon|
|•||1907–1910||Ye Wan yong|
|Historical era||New Imperialism|
|•||Empire proclaimed||13 October 1897|
|•||Constitution||17 August 1899|
|•||Eulsa Treaty||17 November 1905|
|•||Hague Secret Emissary Affair||1907|
|•||Annexed by Japan||29 August 1910|
|Today part of||
China (before 1909)
|a총리대신 (總理大臣) later changed name to 의정대신 (議政大臣) in 1905, and renamed 총리대신 in 1907.|
The Korean Empire (Korean: 대한제국; Hanja: 大韓帝國; Daehan Jeguk; Korean pronunciation: [tɛ.ɦan.dʑe.ɡuk̚]; literally "Greater Korean Empire") was proclaimed in October 1897, after the Donghak Peasant Revolution of 1894 to 1895 and Gabo Reforms that swept the country from 1894 to 1896. It lasted until the annexation of Korea by Japan in August 1910.
Emperor Gojong oversaw the partial modernization of the military, economy, land system, education system, and various industries. Japan became wary of Korea's modernization and industrialization attempt through Gwangmu Reforms, and after the assassination of the Resident-General Itō Hirobumi, decided to forcibly annex the Korean Empire.
Korea in Joseon Dynasty had been a nominal client kingdom of China in Qing Dynasty. Towards the end of the 19th century, influence over Korea was increasingly an area of conflict between the Qing and Japan. The First Sino-Japanese War marked the rapid decline of any power the Joseon state had managed to hold against foreign interference, as the battles of the conflict itself had been fought on Korean soil and the surrounding seas. With its newfound preeminence over the waning and weak Qing dynasty, Japan had delegates negotiate the Treaty of Shimonoseki with the Qing dynasty. Through signing the treaty, a move designed to prevent the southern expansion of Russia, Japan wrested control over the Liaodong Peninsula from Qing and more importantly over Korea. However, Russia recognized this agreement as an act against its interests in northeastern China and eventually brought France and Germany to its side, in saying that the Liaodong Peninsula should be repatriated to Qing China.
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