The World Of The Korean War

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Before the Korean War took place, a significant historical event that led to the partitioning of Korea into two is the later part of the Japanese occupation, where Japan colonized Korea during World War II. Korea was under Japanese control for 35 long years, from 1910 to 1945. The nation was able to gain its independence when Japan surrendered on August 15 in 1945. The main factor which aided Korea towards freedom from Japan was the Allies of World War II, also known as the United Nations today. The Allies included 20 nations, with the United States, the Soviet Union, China, and the United Kingdom being the larger entities. The Allies joined forces against the Axis powers, which mainly comprised Germany, Italy and Japan, who were trying to protect nations against communism (promoted by the Soviet Union and China) and plutocratic-capitalism (promoted by the United States). On August 6, 1945, the United States launched its first atomic bomb attack on Japan in the city of Hiroshima, causing devastating effects to the city. On August 9, 1945, the United States launched their second atomic bomb attack on Japan in another city, Nagasaki, while the Soviet Union invaded Manchukuo, which was under Japanese control at that time. The series of events left Japan in a state of shock and bewilderment that they had no choice but to surrender to the Allied forces. At that time, the Soviet Union had conquered the northeastern part of Korea, while the United States was still attacking in

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