Silla had already been around already had connections

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Silla had already been around (already had connections, Tang), but Koryo sufficed with/needed more mutual relations Wang Kon incorporated wives, marriage ties29 wives – making ties with warlord families (military = $) to stabilize and support KoryoKim Pusik wrote History of the Three Kingdoms = ? ? ? ?  (the oldest extant Korean history), which was written in vantage point of their own kingdom, legitimizing Koryo as successor to SillaoSilla is main in book (mostly about Silla), it down plays Koguryo and PaekcheDid not unify territorially (didn’t conquer all of Koguryo), but it did culturallyoFragmentation suggests incomplete unification (because if Silla was actually unified, then why would Koguryo (Kungye) and Paekche (Kyon Kwon) re-establish – people who have not bought into the idea of being Silla)If both noble and people of Parhae were Koguryo = claim Parhae, but no Silla unification Silla just becomes a minor stateFirst Unification, not Silla, but Koryo:Wang Kon placed Koryo firmly in historical lineage of peninsula through the dynasty’s name which reinforced Koryo’s claims as a successor to Koguryo and aristocratic order through his acceptance of the former leaders of both Silla and Parhae into country aristocratic orderConclusion:Koryo is more deserving of the credit for first unifying KoreaWhy does Silla get credit?Nationalist history (seems like it)Thus, North and South Korea dividing is not all that strange historically speaking (Parhae and Silla, The Three Kingdoms)

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