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  • Line Between North And South Korea
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    The Korean War, which began in June of 1950, was a conflict between the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea) and the Republic of Korea (South Korea). It was one of the bloodiest war in history in which an estimated 3,000,000 persons lost their lives. It was also the first war in which a world organization, the United Nations, played a military role. After World War II, U.S. and Soviet forces moved into Korea. Soviet troops occupied Korea north of the 38th parallel and American tro...
  • July 3 South Korean Forces
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    On 26 June, one day after 90,000 North Korean troops, armed with Soviet weapons, crossed the 38th parallel to invade South Korea, President Harry Truman directed U.S. military forces to assist South Korea. This began the Korean War, which came at a time when America was becoming more and more fearful of Communism. The fact that Communist China and the Soviet Union were backing the North Koreans added to American fears of a 'Communist Takeover' of the world. Led by General Douglas MacArthur, Amer...
  • Chinese And North Korean Forces
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    On June 25 1950 Communist North Korean troops broke the peace agreement and invaded the Republic of Korea. The Korean war was the first war which the UN played a military role 1. The Korean war proved to be a huge challenge for the UN, which was created only five years earlier at the end of World War 2. The UN demanded the North Koreans to withdraw from the South and called it a violation of international peace. The communist persisted into South Korea and the Korean War was on. A total of 41 co...
  • North Korea And The South Korea
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    Origins of Korean War Korean War started on the 25th June 1950, but do you know how and why it happened When someone mentions the Korean War, everyone knows that it was a civil war between the North and the South Korea. But, do you know the origin of how it actually got started There are lot of things that happened, before the North Koreans decided to cross over the 38th parallel. Korean civil war was just a small part of the whole war. The war also included more then just Koreans. What people d...
  • North And South Korea
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    Korean War is often referred to as the forgotten war. There exist no monuments in Washington D.C. to acknowledge the thousands of American soldiers who fought valiantly and died for their country's political interests. There are no annual parades, and little information in text books to shed light on the war. Korea was a bloody war. The United States sustained over 140,000 casualties with 33,000 killed in action, yet the U.S. never formally honored its fallen soldiers. 1 The war was another chan...
  • North And South Korea
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    Korean War The Korean War was the first war in which the United Nations played a major role. It was also part of the cold war between the US and Soviet Union. One of the deadliest war in history, it took many lives in such a short time of three years. In WW II, Japan had gained control in Korea. At the end, when Japan was defeated by the Allies, the US and Soviet forces moved in Korea. Korea was divided to serve as the purpose to move the Japanese troops out. The line, which was at the 38th para...
  • Preponderant American And South Korean Forces
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    Post WWII the cold war began and many problems came about. U.S. officials, concerned over Soviet pressures against Iran and Turkey, interpreted a 1946 speech by Stalin as declaring ideological war against the West. In 1947 the president proposed the Truman Doctrine, which had two objectives: to send U.S. aid to anticommunist forces in Greece and Turkey, and to create a public consensus so Americ 8 ans would be willing to fight the cold war. He achieved both goals. That same year, journalist Walt...
  • North And South Korea
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    North Korea: Policy Determinants, Alternative Outcomes, U.S. Policy Approaches (Rep. 93-612 F) Congressional Research Service, Report for Congress June 24, 1993 By Rinn-Sup Shinn, Analyst in Asian Affairs, Foreign Affairs and National Defense Division SUMMARY North Korea is undergoing a wrenching phase of adjustment to an uncertain post-Soviet world. Its government is reined in by two major constraints: fear that any political or economic reform would have the same fatal consequence for itself a...
  • North Korean Forces
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    On June 25, 1950, a war broke out on the peninsula of North and South Korea. The causes of this war were mostly attributed to North Korea's attempted conquest of the entire Korean peninsula. North Korea invaded the South and thus began the Korean War. This was a war that ultimately involved the forces of the United States and numerous other countries. The Korean War cost the lives of 2,000,000 people in only three years. This catastrophic loss of life was due to the events took place during the ...
  • War With North Korea
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    Throughout the history of mankind there has always been war. Nations have always had disagreements with one another and the result is the death of many young soldiers. Although many men die in war, not as many men die if the war was fought to win and not only to stop the enemy. However, the wars that have not been fought to win, but only to stop a force, have had much greater a loss than those fought to win. In the Korean War the United States did not fight to win but just to subjugate the North...
  • North Korean Officials Claim
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    In a discussion with the United States and China in Beijing on April 24, 2003, North Korean officials admitted for the first time that they possessed nuclear weapons. North Korean officials claim to have reprocessed and reproduced spent fuel rods and have threatened to begin exporting nuclear materials, unless the United States agrees to one-on-one talks with North Korea. Tension between the United States and North Korea have been running pretty stiff and high since early October of 2002. Assist...
  • Unit's Attack And Retreat From North Korea
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    The Korean War originated in the division of Korea into South Korea and North Korea after World War II (1939-1945). Efforts to reunify the peninsula after the war failed, and in 1948 the South proclaimed the Republic of Korea and the North established the People's Republic of Korea. In 1949, border fighting broke out between the North and the South. On June 25, 1950, North Korean forces crossed the dividing line and invaded the South. Soon, in defense of the South, the United States joined the f...
  • Korean War Veterans Memorial
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    Patrick Houston Forgotten No More The Korean War is something not to be forgotten. Many great men fought and died during that war. Yet it was never classified as a war, but only as a conflict. My grandfather served in the war as a paramedic. He has shrapnel in his leg from a mortar round that went off in his trench as he was caring for other soldiers. The war is also called the Forgotten War, since no one remembers or has herd very much about it. Heroes of the Forgotten War have had to endure a ...
  • Chinese Army And The North Korean Troops
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    The Forgotten War Two Koreas and two completely different governments lead to one deadly war. The Korean War is sometimes referred as the "Forgotten War". Since the 1400's either Japan or China has conquered Korea. From 1910 to 1945, Korea was completely under Japanese control. Then, after World War II Korea was on its own. The people had no government, no money, and no navy or army to protect their country. Due to the lack of organization that Korea had, it sparked attention from other powerful...
  • North And South Korea
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    The Korean peninsula shot into prominence in 1950 when it became the theatre of a major war between the communists and the United Nations forces led by United States. Geographical Location: The Korean peninsula lies in North East Asia. The Potsdam Conference of July 1945 designated 38th Parallel as the dividing line between American and Soviet forces. The DPRK and the Republic of Korea were declared in 1948. North Korea: North Korea covers an area of 47399 square miles and has a population of 23...
  • North And South Korean Forces
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    As history has shown the effects of war are both devastating and long lasting. In the case of the Korean War, these effects are still seen today as hostilities continue even after 50 years. The Korean War was a war that had developed from an interesting situation after World War II. Towards the end of World War II, the Soviet Union had entered the war to seize control over Japanese territories which included Korea. The strategic position of Korea led the United States to step in to stop communis...
  • Foreign Policy To North Korea
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    United States Dilemma towards North Korea A dying nation with nuclear capabilities The United States has been presented a dilemma towards its foreign policy with the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea). North Korea's alleged launch of a new Tae po-Dong I missile on August 31, 1998 has heightened American worries and escalated an already tense situation with North Korea. The United States response towards this new missile, which could possibly be able to reach the edges of both Al...
  • One North And South Korea
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    Korea Death, destruction, loved ones lost, and separation are all phrases commonly heard in North and South Korea for over the last fifty years. The division of this Asian peninsula into the independent nations of North Korea and South Korea brought terror and torment to the people living there. But now in a new era, words like hope, peace, and reunification can be heard from these same people. Reunification seems to be the most logical course of action to heal the rift at the 38th parallel. The...

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