The Korean War 1950-1953

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The Korean War 1950-1953 The Korean War started on the 25th of June 1950 and it lasted for three years, 1 month and 2 days. The war was fought the between the Republic of Korea (South Korea) and the Democratic of People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea.) This war was primarily over the agreement that was made at the end of WWII by the victories Allies. It was decided that Korea would be divided at the 38th parallel. During the Korean War, many battles were fought all around Korea ranging from Pusan in the south and Pyongyang in the North. North Korea’s capital Pyongyang is located at 40˚N, 127˚E and South Korea’s capital, Seoul is located at 37.5665˚N, 126.9780˚E. The Korean War began on the 25th of June 1950 and lasted until the 27th of July 1953. However the war is still classed as ongoing because no peace treaty was signed. The war began when leader of North Korea, Kim II Sung believed that the South Korean military was weak. He also thought that the Northern invasion would be welcomed the people in the south, he was wrong. He began seeking support from Stalin for an invasion in March 1949. The Korean War involved many more nations than just Korea. The main participants of the Korean War were: North Korea, South Korea, UN, China and the Soviet Union. Others participants include Australia, Canada, New Zealand, UK, Turkey, The Netherlands, Luxembourg and Colombia. On the surface this war would look like a battle between the North and the South however the Korean War was
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