General Kae Baek was in charge of the Army near the end of the Paekche Dynasty. Little is known of his personal life, including the year and location of his birth.
In 660 AD, when the united forces of Silla and Dang invaded Paekche, General Kae Baek organized 5000 soldiers of the highest morale and courage. He knew before he set out that his army was outnumbered and that his efforts would be futile, but he did not hesitate to try to defend his country, reportedly stating "I would rather die than be a slave of the enemy." Before going into battle, he killed his wife and family to prevent them from falling into the hands of opposing forces, and to prevent the thought of them influencing his actions or causing him to falter in battle.
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