The Korean war explained for dummies (1950-1953).
It all started in 1945 when Korea was occupied: the north by the Soviets and the south by the United States.
Why? Remember the Cold War (1945 – 1991)?
Yes.. is this period of time when the US (capitalists) and the Soviet Union (communists) each wanted to impose their ideology in the rest of the world.
In 1948 Korea was divided under an agreement in which…
- North Korea would be ruled by a communist leader.
- South Korea by a capitalist leader.
The problem. Greed.
In 1950, North Korea occupied South Korea to gain more territory. Then, the U.S and the United Nations, both helped South Korea to recapture their territory, but went beyond invading also North Korea.
Careful. China was friends with North Korea and helped North Korea to kick out UN troops from their territory.
And then? In 1953 and armistice (a truce) is signed, removing all troops from the border and accepting the initial division of 1948.
Although there hasn’t been a fight since 1953, a peace treaty was NEVER signed. That’s why the U.S still has troops in South Korea.
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