United States-Korea Treaty of 1882
Eugene Choi; “America will never help Joseon.”
This treaty although the first one Korea made with a Western nation was just another unequal treaty Joseon was pulled into. It mainly dealt with trade with Joseon and even though Joseon got a “friendship clause” it didn’t mean that United States would protect them from Japan. Unfortunate but true.
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