Why was Korea divided?

Many people today have only ever known a divided Korea in their life times. North Korea and South Korea, their tensions, politics, and neighbours often fill the news. But why was Korea divided in the first place?

Korea was divided due to a proxy war between the US and the USSR

Korea was divided because of a north and south policy preferences divide

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