The border between North and South Korea (22 photos)

Did you know that the border between North and South Korea
It considered the nerve abroad in the world ?!
No hint of conflict is long gone, but in the air all
still hovers very tense atmosphere, and around are viewing
towers and barbed wire. Continuing offers pictures and interesting facts about the situation.

A bit of history. The buffer zone on the border was established in 1953 after the adoption of the armistice agreement between North and South. Between them there was a so-called demilitarized zone, and at the same time there are so many soldiers, it seems that Korea is on the verge of conflict. This zone consists of fences, minefields and troops that keep your fingers on the trigger.
This relic of the Cold War witnessed the deaths of more than 300 American and
South Korean soldiers and nearly 400 North Korean during the shootings in 1969.
And now the soldiers of North Korea immediately after firing in the air and can shoot to kill.

Memorial stone in memory of the armistice agreement in 1953 after a conflict north and south at an impasse.

Demilitarized Zone on the 38th parallel with the troops, ready at any moment to resist the attack of the neighbor.

And the attacks have occurred many times. North Korean soldiers killed two officers
US Army here, on this bridge in 1976.
The bridge called "Bridge of no return". They called him because all the North Korean soldiers who deliberately surrendered crossed this particular bridge. And not one of them wanted to go back.

Both Koreas have city inside the demilitarized zone

South Korea becomes the first 98, 5 meter flagpole.


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