Korean War

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Event.png Korean War (war)  SpartacusRdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
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An iconic photo of the Korean war, taken on the 9th of May, 1951
Date1950/06/25 - 1953/07/27
LocationKorea,  Sea of Japan,  Korea Strait
Deathsmillions ?
Injured (non-fatal)millions ?
SubpageKorean War/Biological warfare
DescriptionThe war on the Korean peninsular between the China/Soviet-backed forces of the North and the US-backed South between 1951-53
September 1950 - A war correspondent reviews about 400 victims killed and buried in Dajeon Prison, after digging their own graves.

The Korean War was fought from 1950 to 1953.

Peace

The active war was concluded by a temporary cease fire, albeit one which lasted over 60 years. In 2018, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in agreed to formally end the Korean war by the end of the year.[1]

Fatalities

Statistics vary widely about the number of killed and injured by the Korean War, but it is agreed to be in the millions.[2]

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Related Quotations

PageQuoteAuthorDate
Bilderberg/1954“Americans saw that firm Western action in Persia, Berlin, and Korea had produced successful results and they therefore believed in continuing a firm policy.”1954
Bruce Cumings“The Korean War did not begin on June 25, 1950, much special pleading and argument to the contrary. If it did not begin then, Kim II Sung could not have "started" it then, either, but only at some earlier point. As we search backward for that point, we slowly grope toward the truth that civil wars do not start: they come. They originate in multiple causes, with blame enough to go around for everyone—and blame enough to include Americans who thoughtlessly divided Korea and then reestablished the colonial government machinery and the Koreans who served it. How many Koreans might still be alive had not that happened? Blame enough to include a Soviet Union likewise unconcerned with Korea's ancient integrity and determined to "build socialism" whether Koreans wanted their kind of system or not. How many Koreans might still be alive had that not happened? And then, as we peer inside Korea to inquire about Korean actions that might have avoided national division and fratricidal conflict, we get a long list indeed.”Bruce Cumings2005

 

Related Document

TitleTypePublication dateAuthor(s)Description
Document:Korea and the "Axis of Evil"article2002Brian Willson
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