[76] Song did not have real suzerainty over Goryeo, and Goryeo sent tribute mainly for the sake of trade. [49][50], Goguryeo used its military to protect and exploit semi-nomadic peoples, who served as vassals, foot soldiers, or slaves, such as the Okjeo people in the northeast end of the Korean peninsula, and the Mohe people in Manchuria, who would later become the Jurchens. Some military officials who refused to surrender formed the Sambyeolcho Rebellion and resisted in the islands off the southern shore of the Korean Peninsula. The Xianbei also devastated Buyeo in 346, accelerating Buyeo migration to the Korean peninsula. [28] From that point on, Goryeo became a semi-autonomous "son-in-law nation" of the Mongol-led Yuan dynasty through royal intermarriage and blood ties. [100] Wang Geon was a descendant of Goguryeo and traced his ancestry to a noble Goguryeo clan. The helmets were similar to helmets used by Central Asian peoples, decorated with wings, leathers and horsetails. The Balhae refugees were warmly welcomed and included in the ruling family by Wang Geon, who felt a strong familial kinship with Balhae,[103][106][107] thus unifying the two successor nations of Goguryeo.[108]. This received heated criticisms from Korean scholars, Goguryeo experts from various countries and also some moderate Chinese scholars. Gāolì).This was the Hanja for the Korean kingdom of Goryeo (Korean: 고려; Hanja: 高麗; MR: Koryŏ), which ruled most of the Korean peninsula during Marco Polo's time. There were six major campaigns: 1231, 1232, 1235, 1238, 1247, 1253; between 1253 and 1258, the Mongols under Möngke Khan's general Jalairtai Qorchi launched four devastating invasions against Korea at tremendous cost to civilian lives throughout the Korean peninsula. [130] The first Tripitaka Koreana, amounting to about 6,000 volumes, was completed in 1087. [112] Hyeonjong kept his reign title and maintained diplomatic relations with the Song dynasty. Military units varied in number from 21,000 to 36,000 soldiers, were located in the provinces, and were led by the governors. But after six years, Shin Don lost his position. The body is low clay, quartz rich, high potassia and virtually identical in composition to the Chinese Yueh ceramics which scholars hypothesize occasioned the first production of celadon in Korea. Mongols had annexed the northern provinces of Goryeo after the invasions and incorporated them into their empire as the Ssangseong and Dongnyeong Prefectures. [69] However, the balance of power shifted toward Goryeo with victories over Later Baekje in 930 and 934, and the peaceful annexation of Later Silla in 935. In 643, under pressure from the Goguryeo–Baekje alliance, Silla requested military aid from Tang. Goryeo resisted for about 30 years but finally sued for peace in 1259. Some people entered the service of the Tang government, such as Go Sagye and his son Gao Xianzhi (Go Seonji in Korean), the famed general who commanded the Tang forces at the Battle of Talas. According to the 12th-century Samguk sagi and the 13th-century Samgungnyusa, a prince from the Buyeo kingdom named Jumong fled after a power struggle with other princes of the court[15] and founded Goguryeo in 37 BC in a region called Jolbon Buyeo, usually thought to be located in the middle Yalu and Tongjia River basin, overlapping the current China-North Korea border. The wooden blocks are kept clean by leaving them to dry outside every year. [21][127] The Goryeosa records the arrival of merchants from Arabia in 1024, 1025, and 1040,[128] and hundreds of merchants from Song each year, beginning in the 1030s. One of the most famous spies, Baekseok, mentioned in the Samguk yusa, was able to infiltrate the Hwarangs of Silla. In the end, he became indifferent to politics and entrusted that great task to the Buddhist monk Shin Don. But the power struggle was never resolved definitively, as renegade magistrates with private armies appointed themselves de facto rulers of their areas of control. The military formation had the general and his staff with guards in the middle of the army. The walls were extensive in their length, and they were constructed from huge stone blocks fixed with clay, and even Chinese artillery had difficulty to break through them. Weakening Goguryeo even more, as civil war continued among feudal lords over royal succession, Baekje and Silla allied to attack Goguryeo from the south in 551. 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In their public gatherings they all wear colorfully brocaded clothing and adorn themselves with gold and silver.[118]. [13], The once prosperous kingdom of Later Silla, which had ruled much of the Korean Peninsula since the late 7th century, began crumbling by the late 9th century because of internal turmoil, leading to the revival of the ancient states of Baekje and Goguryeo, known in historiography as "Later Baekje" and "Later Goguryeo". The Goryeo Dynasty ruled in Korea from 918 to 1392. [154], After Sinjong died, Choe forced his son to the throne as Huijong. [43], The Song, Liao, and Jin dynasties were all well informed of, and tolerated, Goryeo's imperial claims and practices. Goryeo (Koryo) ruled ancient Korea from 918 CE to 1392 CE. [5] Eventually, Chinese poetry was used as lyrics for both Chinese and native Korean melodies. [33] Goryeo maintained multiple capitals: the main capital "Gaegyeong" (also called "Hwangdo" or "Imperial Capital")[40] in modern-day Kaesong, the "Western Capital" in modern-day Pyongyang, the "Eastern Capital" in modern-day Gyeongju, and the "Southern Capital" in modern-day Seoul. Online discussion regarding this topic has increased. [46] In 1270, Goryeo capitulated to the Mongols and became a semi-autonomous "son-in-law state" (부마국; 駙馬國) of the Yuan dynasty, bringing an end to its imperial system. [137], The Jurchens in the Yalu River region were tributaries of Goryeo since the reign of Wang Geon, who called upon them during the wars of the Later Three Kingdoms period, but the Jurchens switched allegiance between Liao and Goryeo multiple times, taking advantage of the tension between the two nations; posing a potential threat to Goryeo's border security, the Jurchens offered tribute to the Goryeo court, expecting lavish gifts in return.[138]. When Yeon Namsaeng subsequently sent officials close to him back to Pyongyang to try to spy on the situation, Yeon Namgeon arrested them and declared himself Dae Mangniji, attacking his brother. [56] He defeated Baekje and Silla and gained large amounts of territory from both. The name ``Goryeo’’ was derived from the ancient Korean kingdom ``Goguryeo,’’ discussed in the first part of this series. [151], However, he died in 1183 and was succeeded by Yi Ui-min, who came from a nobi (slave) background. [112] Kaesong was rebuilt, grander than before,[8] and, from 1033 to 1044, the Cheolli Jangseong, a wall stretching from the mouth of the Yalu River to the east coast of the Korean Peninsula, was built for defense against future invasions. [47][56] In addition, Jangsu's long reign saw the perfecting of Goguryeo's political, economic and other institutional arrangements. This was facilitated by the establishment in 1398 of the Seonggyungwan – an academy with a Confucian curriculum – and the building of an altar at the palace, where the king would worship his ancestors. Goguryeo lies a thousand li to the east of Liaodong, being contiguous with Joseon and Yemaek on the south, with Okjeo on the east, and with Buyeo on the north. With a territory perhaps two thousand li on a side, their households number three myriads. Michael J. Pettid, 《Korean Cuisine:An Illustrated History》, Reaktion Books, 2008. Emperor Yang's disastrous defeats in Korea greatly contributed to the collapse of the Sui dynasty. The Three Kingdoms of Korea (Korean: 삼국시대; Hanja: 三國時代) refers to the three kingdoms of Goguryeo (고구려, 高句麗), Baekje (백제, 百濟), and Silla (신라, 新羅). [102] Goryeo won the first battle against Liao, led by Yang Gyu, but lost the second battle, led by Gang Jo: the Goryeo army suffered heavy casualties and was dispersed, and many commanders were captured or killed, including Gang Jo himself. But with the conquest of the Goryeo kingdom by the Mongolian, changes inevitably took place. To the south of Balhae, Silla controlled the Korean peninsula south of the Taedong River, and Manchuria (present-day northeastern China) was conquered by Balhae. Bojang was sent into exile for assisting Goguryeo revival movements, but was succeeded by his descendants. It was first put under the control of Tang General Xue Rengui, but was later replaced by Bojang due to the negative responses of the Goguryeo people. Ogedei Khan was the second Khagan (meaning ‘Great Khan’) of the Mongol Empire. In the dynasty, Korean ceramics and paper, which come down to now, started to be manufactured. [12] The alliance with Silla had also proved to be invaluable, thanks to the ability to attack Goguryeo from opposite directions, and both military and logistical aid from Silla. In 667, the Chinese army crossed the Liao River and captured Shin/Xin Fortress (新城, in modern Fushun, Liaoning). In 1108, however, General Yun was given orders to withdraw his troops by the new ruler, King Yejong. Korea was transliterated as Cauli in The Travels of Marco Polo, of the Chinese 高麗 (MC Kawlej, mod. In particular, using his maritime abilities, he persistently attacked the coast of Later Baekje and occupied key points, including modern-day Naju. Hyonhui Yi, Songsu Pak, Naehyon Yun, 《New History of Korea》, Jimoondang, 2005. The inhabitants of Goguryeo wore a predecessor of the modern hanbok, just as the other cultures of the three kingdoms. He proceeded to enthrone Yeongnyu's nephew, Go Jang, as King Bojang while wielding de facto control of Goguryeo himself as the generalissimo ((in Korean)). Koryŏ dynasty, in Korean history, dynasty that ruled the Korean peninsula as the Koryŏ kingdom from 935 to 1392 ce. This system allowed Goguryeo to maintain and utilize an army of 50,000 without added expense, and 300,000 through large mobilization in special cases. [116]It looks like the sword drawing in the following picture which is 2000 years old from an old Goguryeo tomb. Thus, Goguryeo initiated the Goguryeo–Wei War in 242, trying to cut off Chinese access to its territories in Korea by attempting to take a Chinese fort. [36][76] In 962, Goryeo entered relations with the nascent Song dynasty. [59][60][61] Wang Geon entered military service under Gung Ye at the age of 19 in 896, before Later Goguryeo had been established, and over the years accumulated a series of victories over Later Baekje and gained the public's confidence. [73] An additional 3,000 Balhae households came to Goryeo in 938. The ceremonies were followed by huge celebratory feasts, games, and other activities. [38] Wei invaded again in 259 but was defeated at Yangmaenggok;[39] according to the Samguk sagi, Jungcheon assembled 5,000 elite cavalry and defeated the invading Wei troops, beheading 8,000 enemies.[40]. [6][85] All those who opposed or resisted his reforms were summarily purged. The protista kingdom includes a very diverse group of organisms. [44][45] According to Henry Em, "[a]t times Song reception rituals for Koryŏ envoys and Koryŏ reception rituals for imperial envoys from Song, Liao, and Jin suggested equal rather than hierarchical relations". [120] The government recognized and encouraged the teachings of Buddhism and many monasteries and shrines were created during Goguryeo's rule, making Goguryeo the first kingdom in the region to adopt Buddhism. [156], When he took control, Choe Chungheon forced Myeongjong off the throne and replaced him with King Sinjong. Fine detail can be seen in Goguryeo tombs and other murals. From the increase of resources and manpower that these subjugated tribes gave him, Taejodae led Goguryeo in attacking the Han Commanderies of Lelang and Xuantu in the Korean and Liaodong Peninsulas, becoming fully independent from them. Polearms, used against the cavalry and in open order, were mostly spears. Pressure from Liaodong forced Goguryeo to move their capital in the Hun River valley to the Yalu River valley near Hwando.[36]. [36] The rulers of Goryeo, or Haedong, used the titles of emperor and Son of Heaven. However, the same source officially states that the king of Jolbon gave his daughter to Jumong, who had escaped with his followers from Eastern Buyeo, in marriage. However, Bojang continued to foment rebellions against Tang in an attempt to revive Goguryeo, organizing Goguryeo refugees and allying with the Mohe tribes. Beginning in 1170, the government of Goryeo was de facto controlled by a succession of powerful families from the warrior class, most notably the Choe family, in a military dictatorship akin to a shogunate. [117] When imperial envoys, who represented the emperors of Liao and Song, went to Goryeo, they were received as peers, not suzerains. [102] The History of Liao claims that Hyeonjong "surrendered" and Shengzong "pardoned" him, but according to Hans Bielenstein, "[s]horn of its dynastic language, this means no more than that the two states concluded peace as equal partners (formalized in 1022)". [5], Tripitaka Koreana (팔만대장경) is a Korean collection of the Tripitaka of approximately 80,000 pages. The Chin made no serious attempts against Koryŏ. Goguryeo used a sword called Hwandudaedo. [197][198][199]:264, In contrast to the Three Kingdoms era practice of writing hyangga poetry in hyangchal, an early writing form of writing in the Korean language using Chinese characters, the Goryeo aristocracy emphasized writing in Classical Chinese. The cavalry were called Gaemamusa (개마무사, 鎧馬武士), and similar in type to the Cataphract.[115]. Pyong-jo Chong, 《History of Buddhism》, Jimoondang, 2007. [51], Goguryeo experienced a golden age under Gwanggaeto the Great and his son Jangsu. [123] During the reign of Munjong, the Heishui Mohe and Japan, among many others, attended as well. [146], In 1135, Myocheong argued in favor of moving the capital to Seogyeong (present-day Pyongyang). Meanwhile, the Mongols began a campaign from 1231 to 1259 that ravaged parts of Gyeongsang and Jeolla. [citation needed]. There were also private armies held by aristocrats. During the reign of Munja, Goguryeo completely annexed Buyeo, signifying Goguryeo's furthest-ever expansion north, while continuing its strong influence over the kingdoms of Silla and Baekje, and the tribes of Wuji and Khitan. [120][121] Goryeo's international reputation was greatly enhanced. Coordinates: .mw-parser-output .geo-default,.mw-parser-output .geo-dms,.mw-parser-output .geo-dec{display:inline}.mw-parser-output .geo-nondefault,.mw-parser-output .geo-multi-punct{display:none}.mw-parser-output .longitude,.mw-parser-output .latitude{white-space:nowrap}37°58′N 126°33′E / 37.967°N 126.550°E / 37.967; 126.550, The rulers of Goryeo were simultaneously kings, emperors, and, sfn error: multiple targets (2×): CITEREFBreuker2010 (, harvnb error: no target: CITEREFFranke1994 (. 시작합시다! In the chaos following the fall of the Han Dynasty, the former Han commanderies had broken free of control and were ruled by various independent warlords. [75] As descendants of Goguryeo, the Balhae people and the Goryeo dynasts were related. In 1102, the Jurchen threatened and another crisis emerged. At its peak of power, Goguryeo controlled most of the Korean peninsula, large parts of Manchuria and parts of the Russian Far East and eastern Mongolia.[8]. [115] There were developments in printing and publishing, spreading the knowledge of philosophy, literature, religion, and science. As a result, a number of Muslim traders from the Near East and Central Asia settled down in Korea and established families there. The Internet has provided a platform for a broadening participation in the discussion of Goguryeo in both South Korea and China. [18] The Records of the Three Kingdoms, in the section titled "Accounts of the Eastern Barbarians", implied that Buyeo and the Yemaek people were ethnically related and spoke a similar language. Taejo of Goryeo 고려 태조 高麗 太祖 Wang Geon King of Goryeo Reign25 July 918 – 4 July 943 Coronation25 July 918 PredecessorDynasty established SuccessorHyejong of … God of War (2012) The Goryeosa (History of Goryeo) is the main surviving history record of Korea’s … Sonja Vegdahl, Ben Hur, 《CultureShock! [100] In the following year, under the pretext of avenging Mokjong, Emperor Shengzong of Liao led an invasion of Goryeo with an army of 400,000 soldiers. [147], In addition, under the reign of King Uijong, the military officers were prohibited from entering the Security council, and even at times of state emergency, they were not allowed to assume commands. Another important advocate of Seon/Gyo unity was Uicheon. Silla had to forcibly resist the imposition of Chinese rule over the entire peninsula, which lead to the Silla–Tang Wars, but their own strength did not extend beyond the Taedong River. In the 10th century, Balhae collapsed and much of its ruling class and the last crown prince Dae Gwang-hyeon fled to Goryeo. In front of the general were the main infantry forces, and on the flanks were rows of heavy cavalry ready to counterattack in case of a flank attack by the enemy. [86] Seongjong filled the bureaucracy with new bureaucrats, who as products of the gwageo civil service examinations were educated to be loyal to the state, and dispatched centrally-appointed officials to administrate the provinces. [177] Gyunyeo's works are an important source for modern scholarship in identifying the distinctive nature of Korean Hwaeom.[177]. In only 70 years, Goguryeo rebuilt its capital Hwando and again began to raid the Liaodong, Lelang and Xuantu commandaries. By the 14th century, the foundations of Korea’s Goryeo Dynasty (918 -1392 CE) started to collapse from years of war and de facto occupation from the Mongol Empire. In spite of its smaller size, it was able to stand up to Liao and Chin, and did not have to buy peace. Goryeo achieved what has been called a "true national unification" by Korean historians as it not only unified the Later Three Kingdoms but also incorporated much of the ruling class of the northern kingdom of Balhae, … Military Commander and Founder of the Goryeo Dynasty, Korea. This unification lasted until 1948, when North and South Korea were created. His first act was to remove all pro-Mongol aristocrats and military officers from their positions. Edward J. Shultz, 《Generals and Scholars: Military Rule in Medieval Korea》, University of Hawaii Press, 2000. harvnb error: no target: CITEREFEdward2000 (. [173] Jinul's works are characterized by a thorough analysis and reformulation of the methodologies of Seon study and practice. [150] King Uijong went into exile and King Myeongjong was placed on the throne. Then, Choe found the pliable King Gojong instead. These eukaryotic organisms have a nucleus that is enclosed within a membrane. A traditional account from the "Annals of Baekje" section in the Samguk sagi says that Soseono was the daughter of Yeon Tabal, a wealthy influential figure in Jolbon[28] and married to Jumong. [153], Fleeing from the Mongols, in 1216 the Khitans invaded Goryeo and defeated the Korean armies multiple times, even reaching the gates of the capital and raiding deep into the south, but were defeated by Korean General Kim Chwi-ryeo who pushed them back north to Pyongan,[158][159] where the remaining Khitans were finished off by allied Mongol-Goryeo forces in 1219. [98][99] Later Goguryeo's original capital was established in Songak, the hometown of Wang Geon, a prominent general under Gung Ye. Effective power, however, lay with a succession of generals who used an elite guard unit known as the Tobang to control the throne: military rule of Goryeo had begun. S. Wise Bauer, 《The History of the Renaissance World:From the Rediscovery of Aristotle to the Conquest of Constantinople》, W.W Norton&Company, 2013. [203][204][205][206][207] The first metal movable type book was the Sangjeong Gogeum Yemun that was printed in 1234. There were five armies in the capital, mostly cavalry that were personally led by the king, numbering approximately 12,500. The campaign was unsuccessful for the Tang Chinese,[45] failing to capture Ansi Fortress after a protracted siege that lasted more than 60 days. [190], One of those Central Asian immigrants to Korea originally came to Korea as an aide to a Mongol princess who had been sent to marry King Chungnyeol of Goryeo. Some have characteristics of animals (protozoa), while others resemble plants (algae) or fungi (slime molds). And indeed there is much about their language and other things they share with the Buyeo, but in temperament and clothing there are differences.Their people delight in singing and dancing. [33][37], The rulers of Goryeo donned imperial yellow clothing, made sacrifices to Heaven, and invested sons as kings. In the late 6th and early 7th centuries, Goguryeo was often in military conflict with the Sui and Tang dynasties of China. [125], Goryeo's golden age lasted about 100 years into the early 12th century and was a period of commercial, intellectual, and artistic achievement. Baekje and Goguryeo maintained their regional rivalry throughout their history, although they eventually formed an alliance in their wars against Silla and Tang. Founding. Inlaid lacquers combine texture, color, and shape to produce a dazzling effect in both large and small objects. [80][93] Afterward, Goryeo established the "Six Garrison Settlements East of the River" in its new territory. [93] For a time, Goryeo and Liao enjoyed an amicable relationship. Wine cups often had a tall foot which rested on dish-shaped stands. Hunting parties rode on horses and hunted deer and other game with bows-and-arrows. [85][86] Therefore, while Yeon Gaesomun was alive, Tang could not defeat Goguryeo. [63] In 918, Gung Ye was deposed by his own generals, and Wang Geon was raised to the throne. Taeja was similar to Daegun (대군; 大君) or Gun (군; 君) of the Joseon Dynasty. In spring of 668, Li Ji turned his attention to Goguryeo's northern cities, capturing the important city of Buyeo (扶餘, in modern Nong'an, Jilin). [144][145], The House Yi of Inju (Korean: 인주이씨(仁州李氏)) married women to the kings from the time of Munjong to the 17th King, Injong. The 613 and 614 campaigns were aborted after launch—the 613 campaign was terminated when the Sui general Yang Xuangan rebelled against Emperor Yang, while the 614 campaign was terminated after Goguryeo offered a truce and returned Husi Zheng (斛斯政), a defecting Sui general who had fled to Goguryeo, Emperor Yang later had Husi executed. [5] Learning Chinese poetry as well as composing poetry in Chinese became an integral part of education for the aristocracy. [80][111] The retreating Liao army was intercepted by Gang Gam-chan in modern-day Kusong and suffered a major defeat, with only a few thousand soldiers escaping. Gina Barnes and Beth McKillop, eds. Not much is known about Goguryeo culture, as many records have been lost. Taejo of Goryeo (Wang Geon) 877–943, r. 918–943 . [102][103][104][105] The name Goryeo was first used during the reign of Jangsu in the 5th century. [33] Goryeo used the Three Departments and Six Ministries imperial system of the Tang dynasty and had its own "microtributary system" that included Jurchen tribes outside its borders. [47][56][63] To the west, he destroyed neighboring Khitan tribes and invaded Later Yan, conquering the entire Liaodong Peninsula;[47][56][62] to the north and east, he annexed much of Buyeo and conquered the Sushen, who were Tungusic ancestors of the Jurchens and Manchus;[64][self-published source] and to the south, he defeated and subjugated Baekje, contributed to the dissolution of Gaya, and vassalized Silla after defending it from a coalition of Baekje, Gaya, and Wa. There was even a temple in Pyongyang dedicated to Jumong. [107] According to the Goryeosa, the Khitans were attacked while crossing the Yalu River and many drowned. Paintings of mythical beasts exist in Goguryeo king tombs today. [12], However, there was much resistance to Tang rule (fanned by Silla, which was displeased that Tang did not give it Goguryeo or Baekje's territory), and in 669, following Emperor Gaozong's order, a part of the Goguryeo people were forced to move to the region between the Yangtze River and the Huai River, as well as the regions south of the Qinling Mountains and west of Chang'an, only leaving old and weak inhabitants in the original land. The most important figure of Seon in the Goryeo was Jinul (知訥; 1158–1210). However, Yeon Gaesomun caught news of the plot and killed Yeongnyu and 100 officials, initiating a coup d'état. [42] In 371, Geunchogo of Baekje killed Gogukwon in the Battle of Chiyang and sacked Pyongyang, one of Goguryeo's largest cities. Djun Kil Kim, 《The History of Korea: 2nd edition》, ABC-CLIO, 2014. [76], In 645, Emperor Taizong, who had a personal ambition to defeat Goguryeo and was determined to succeed where Emperor Yang had failed, personally led an attack on Goguryeo. [113][114] Goguryeo often enlisted semi-nomadic vassals, such as the Mohe people, as foot soldiers. [31] Goryeo also used the names Samhan and Haedong, meaning "East of the Sea". The ceramics of Goryeo are considered by some to be the finest small-scale works of ceramics in Korean history. Chungryong or Chunryonga (blue dragon) guarded the east, baek-ho (white tiger) guarded the west, jujak (red phoenix (bird)) guarded the south, and hyunmu (black turtle (sometimes with snakes for a tail)) guarded the north. Goguryeo was good at disinformation, such as sending only stone spearheads as tribute to the Chinese court when they were in the Iron Age. [12] After its fall, its territory was divided among the states of Later Silla and Balhae. He was forced to spend many years at the Yuan court, being sent there in 1341 as a virtual prisoner before becoming king. [59][60][61], Gwanggaeto the Great (r. 391–412) was a highly energetic emperor who is remembered for his rapid military expansion of the realm. Glazes were usually various shades of celadon, with browned glazes to almost black glazes being used for stoneware and storage. The Liao dynasty sent 30 envoys with 50 camels as a gift in 942, but Taejo exiled the envoys to an island and starved the camels under a bridge, in what is known as the "Manbu Bridge Incident". In 644, Tang began preparations for a major campaign against Goguryeo. Drawing upon various Chinese treatments of this topic, most importantly those by Zongmi (780-841) and Dahui (大慧; 1089–1163),[179] Jinul created a "sudden enlightenment followed by gradual practice" dictum, which he outlined in a few relatively concise and accessible texts. "Koryo" would later evolve into the modern name "Korea." 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