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918
ASIA CONTINENT
Korea

Taejo Wang Geon (Wang Kŏn)
General Wang Kŏn Establishes the Koryŏ Dynasty Established by General Wang Kŏn

General Wang Kŏn (aka Taejo Wang Geon), was included in the fight for control of Korea, among the battling warlords.  In 918 all tribes of Silla surrendered to him.  Wang Kon changed the name of the peninsula to Koryo, founding the Koryo Dynasty, also known as the Goryeo Dynasty.

By 936, Emperor Taejo Wang Geon (Wang Kon) reunited Koryo (Korea).  His government worked to improve education, by developing schools and encouraging the development of printing to make books.