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The Korean War arose from the division of Korea at the end of World War II and from the global tensions of the Cold War. A United Nations force led by the U.S. fought on behalf of ...

Korean War (1950-1953)
Korean War, conflict between the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea) and the Republic of Korea (South Korea) in which at least 2.5 million persons lost their lives. The war reached international proportions in June 1950 when North Korea
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The Korean War (in South Korean Hangul: 한국전쟁, Hanja: 韓國戰爭, Hanguk Jeonjaeng, "Korean War"; in North Korean Chosungul: 조국...

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They continued over the border into North Korea and were able to defeat the enemy forces. Once the American forces had regained the territory below the thirty-eighth parallel from the Chinese, the two armies settled into a prolonged stalemate. Because of this, Preside... More »
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Korean War - Office of the Historian

The Korean War began as a civil war between North and South Korea, but the conflict soon became international when, under U.S. leadership, the United ...

Korean War | 1950-1953 |

Aug 5, 2014 ... The Korean War had its immediate origins in the collapse of the Japanese empire at the end of World War II in September 1945. Unlike China ...

Korean War Project

A non-profit corporation devoted to the study of the Korean War which includes photographs, recollections, message centers, POW/MIA information, and casualty  ...

The Korean War And Its Origins, 1945-1953

Primary source documents, photographs, and other media related to the Korean War and its origins.

Korean War - PBS

People & Events The Korean War The Korean War provided the first confrontation between two nuclear powers. And as the war progressed the conflict ...

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Q: How to Understand the Korean War
A: The Korean peninsula had been divided between the U.S. and U.S.S.R. The Soviet Union had (opportunistically) declared war on Japan after the U.S. bombed Hiroshi... Read More »
Q: Who was affected by the Korean War?
A: The South Koreans were affected because they were low on money that time. If they had a lot of money, they could of won the war by themselves. Read More »
Q: What are the impacts of the Korean War?
A: South Korea has become a major economic power in Asia. North Korea remains isolated, impoverished and hostile. The US remains entrenched on the 38th paralell. Read More »
Q: Why was there a Korean War?
A: After World War II, the U.S. and Britain set up a pro-West side in South Korea and the Soviet Union set up communism in the North. The 38th parallel divides the... Read More »
Q: What was the outcome of the Korean War?
A: The political boundaries of the Korean peninsula did not change significantly. a military stalemate resulting in the continued division of the country Read More »