Koryo Dynasty

The Koryo Clan was the first dynasty in Korea. They adopted many Chinese ideas but still worked to have korea features too. They had an exam that nobles took to find their status and government positions were inherited. The Koryo made pottery covered in blue green glaze called celadon, this rivaled Song porcelain. The Mongols invaded Korea in the 1200s and forced Koryo's Rulers to pay a heavy tribute. 

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