Will Korea ever be one again?

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Written by: 360.org
Monday, 11 February 2019

1950 - Today it looks like North Korea is slowly opening up to the West. In April 2018 both South Korea as North Korea stated they wanted to end all hostilities. They are officially still at war. The Korean War started today, the 25th of June in 1950.

The invasion
Before World War II, Korea was one country, controlled by Japan. After 1945 the USA and the Soviet Union split the country up. South Korea was controlled by the USA, capitalism and democracy was preached. The Soviet Union was spreading communism in North Korea. In 1950 North Korea invaded South Korea because they wanted a united nation. America saw the threat of communism being spread and acted decisively to defend the South.

No peace yet
The United Nations gave their support to the Americans and 15 more countries sent troops to support the American military force. The actual battle took three years. More than 2 million people died during the conflict, named ‘The Forgotten War’. In 1953 the Korean Armistice Agreement was signed which brought about a complete cessation of hostilities. It is a ceasefire that still lingers.


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