The Korean War

June 25 will be the 60th anniversary of the Korean War in 1950. After several decades of Japanese occupation, at the end of World War II, Korea was divided into two parts - the southern part came under US leadership, the north - by the Soviet leadership. For years, there were boiling deep divisions that led to clashes and, finally, June 25, 1950, North Korean troops under cover of artillery crossed the border with its southern neighbor. The UN sent to the aid of South Korea's troops from 21 countries, mainly from the US and the UK. The war was three years, on each side there were attacks and retreats. In war, killing more than two million Korean citizens and about two million troops from 17 countries. Now the two Koreas theoretically at war since their differences in 1953 ended in a cease-fire, not a peace agreement.


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