Korean Liberation Army

The Korean Liberation Army, established on September 17, 1940 in Chungking, was the armed force of the Provisional Government of the Republic of Korea. Its commandant was General Ji Cheong-cheon, with General Lee Beom-seok, a hero of the Battle of Cheongsanri and future prime minister of South Korea as the Chief of Staff. A part of the Chinese forces upon which it was dependent, the army was limited by available manpower and did not get much above 339 strong; the KLA became the basis of the modern day Republic of Korea Armed Forces. The KLA brought together many Korean guerrilla armies that proliferated in northern Korea and mainland China during the 1920s. After the declaration of war by the Provisional Government against Japan and Germany on December 9, 1941, the units of the KLA participated on the allied side in the Chinese and Southeast Asian theatres; the Regulation regarding the activities of the Korean Liberation Army, imposed by the Chinese Nationalist Government upon the provisional government in 1941, placed the KLA under the supreme authority of the Commander-in-chief of the Chinese army.

This regulation was repealed in 1944, after the provisional government had achieved improved financial standing and greater importance in the eyes of the Chinese government. During this period the KLA sent troops to fight alongside British soldiers in the South-East Asian theatre of World War II by request of the British Army, including the outskirts of Burma and India. In 1943, socialist-aligned guerrilla groups joined the KLA, their leader, General Kim Wonbong, became the deputy commandant of the KLA, its numbers were continuously boosted by the influx of Koreans escaping from the Japanese army and through the recruitment of Koreans living in China. From its humble beginnings with an officer corps of 30 men at its foundation in 1941, the KLA grew to a substantial force with 339 in active service by the end of the war. In 1945, the KLA was working in cooperation with the US Office of Strategic Services to train men for specialist military operations within Korea; the leading units were due to depart with General Lee in command.

The KLA's goal was achieved with the Japanese surrender on September 2, 1945. However, USSR attacked the Japanese force for gained the North part of the Korean Peninsula and this decision made the USA used the Atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki for gained the early surrender of the Japanese Empire and blocked the USSR attempted influence of Korean Peninsula. On August 15, 1945, the Japanese empire was collapsed and the Korea gained the Korean Peninsula; this independence was reaffirmed in the Treaty of San Francisco. After the end of World War II, KLA disbanded on June 1946; the members of the KLA returned to Korea during late 1945 and 1946. Many of its members, including Generals Ji and Lee, became part of the South Korean government, while General Kim contributed to the North Korean regime of Kim Il-sung, who himself claimed to have been a KLA commander. There has been a movement in South Korea for years to change the National Armed Forces Day from October 1 to September 17 in honor of the foundation of the Korean Liberation Army in 1941.

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Ardian Bujupi

Ardian Bujupi is a German-Albanian singer and songwriter. Ardian was born in Kosovo. At a young age, his entire family moved to Germany and he has been living there since, he rose to significant prominence in the German-speaking Europe after he finished third in the eighth series of Deutschland sucht den Superstar. Ardian is active in both German and Albanian music industries and is well known for his hits'Andiamo"Na jena njo' and many more. Ardian Bujupi was born on 27 April 1991 into an Albanian family in the city of Pristina part of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, present Kosovo, his family left Kosovo for political reasons due to the persecution of Albanians initiated with the disintegration of Yugoslavia. They relocated to the city of Heidelberg. Bujupi has two sisters and is fluent in German and Albanian. Bujupi decided to enter the eighth series of the German music talent show Deutschland sucht den Superstar and passed the first phases of the show and made it to the live shows.

He was saved by the public in all occasions. Although he became a huge favorite to win the show, he finished third, behind Pietro Lombardi the season winner and Sarah Engels the season runner-up. Just a few months after DSDS, Ardian released his first single "This is My Time", penned in English which became a huge hit on the radios and social networks, counting more than a million views over a week, he released "Rise to the Top" and "I'm Feeling Good", all which had the same success as his first single. He started touring after releasing his first songs, he toured in Germany and Switzerland, but was invited to tour in Kosovo and Albania. Bujupi was invited to perform in The X Factor Albania to promote his single, he became popular in the Albanian-speaking territories and released "Want U Now" in Kosovo and Albania. The single was one of the most played summer songs, he toured around the Albanian-coast in summer. In 2012, he attempted to represent Albania in the Eurovision Song Contest 2013 in Malmö, Sweden with "I çmendur për ty".

This was Ardian's first song in Albanian. He ended 11th. To the Top Ardicted Melodia Rahat Zhurma Show Awards Ardian Bujupi on Facebook Ardian Bujupi on Instagram