In the Korean Peninsula, Soviet troops occupied the Northern region trying to establish a communist government while U.S. troops occupied the South and tried to establish an anti-communist government.
What started the war?
The war began when North Korean troops armed with Soviet weapons were sent to invade South Korea in an attempt to unite the country under communist rule.
Who was fighting?
The Korean War was fought between two sides, 15 members of the UN being led by the U.S., against China and North Korea, armed with Soviet weapons
Turning Point in the War
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The largest turning point in the war was when China entered and sent more than 400,000 troops into Korea to fight. This stopped tbe UN's initial wave of strength and brought the war to a stalemate.
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How did the war end?
The War ended when both sides recognized that they had been at a stalemate for far too long. They decided to sign an armistice ending hostiles and created the demilitarized zone (DMZ) to exist between the two countries
You are now entering the DMZ. No hostility or weaponry allowed beyond this point.
How did the war impact Korea?
Very negatively. Around 3.5 million Koreans died in this war, along with 54k Americans. Thousands of buildings were destroyed and it caused North Korea to close themselves off from the rest of the world while South Korea built relations with the U.S. and grew their economy.