The Koguryo tribes grew stronger and continued to fight against the Chinese. Dissolution of the Chinese Empire allowed the Koguryo to defeat the eastern remnants of the Empire around 313 AD. The Koguryo continued to expand westward, eventually conquering half of Manchuria. With the defeat of the Chinese, the Han tribes formed two new independent kingdoms: Paekche and Shilla. The Pyon Han tribes fell under the control of the newly formed Japanese kingdom, and became the colony of Kaya (known to the Japanese as Mimana).
Koguryo eventually ran into the old core of the Chinese empire to the west. Unable to make further progress there, Koguryo turned its attention back to the south. Shortly after the time shown on this map, Koguryo pushed the kingdoms of Paekche and Shilla down into the lower third of the peninsula.
In Europe at this time, the Roman Empire was struggling with civil conflict, and the first Christian Emperor was crowned.
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