The unification of the Later Three Kingdoms by King Taejo of Koryo dynasty, Wang Gun and his Leadership

고려 태조 왕건의 후삼국통일과 리더십

  • 김갑동 (대전대학교 역사문화학과)
  • Published : 2006.12.30


King Taejo, Wang Gun had succeeded in bringing order out of chaos of the Later Three Kingdoms and establishing a new unified dynasty, Koryo. Why can he gain the victory against the king of Later Baekje, GyunHwon? What is the his leadership? These are his leadership. (1) He had the peserverance. in 927 Wang Gun had broken by Gyun Hwon's army at Gong San. Nevertheless He didn't dissapoint and trained troops for battle steadily. Therefore in 930 he gained a great victory against Gyun Hwon at An Dong. (2) He use the command rights justically. (3)His soldiers are obedient to his orders involuntarily. (4) He always cooperateed with other’s commanders. (5)He efforted to gain victory without battle. (6)He had a high and great plan. (7) He took advantage of land configuration. (8) He made the enemy to fall into internal disarray. With these leadership, Wang Gun unified Later Three Kingdoms. Regarding himself as the success or to Goguryo, he pursued a policy of expansion to the north. Therefore he extended his borders to Chongchon River. At the same time he broke the chains of the bone-rank system which had shackled Shil1a's society.