Causes And Effects Of The Korean War

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CAUSES AND IMPACTS OF THE KOREAN WAR
The first military action of the cold war began on 25th June 1950 when the Korean War started, around 75,000 soldiers from the North Korean People’s Army poured across the 38th parallel, the boundary between the Soviet backed Democratic People’s Republic of Korea to north and the pro-western Republic of Korea to the South. American troops had entered the war on Korea’s behalf but as far as the officials were concerned, it was a war against communism itself, the officials however feared that the outcome would lead to a wider war with Russia or may also eventually lead to the third World War! Over five million soldiers and civilians lost their lives when the War came to an end in 1953, which left such an impact on the Koran peninsula that the division can still be felt till date.
THE FORMATION OF TWO KOREAS
In August 1945 the aides at the State Department divided the Korean Peninsula into two halves along the 38th parallel with the Russians occupying the northern area and the United States occupying the southern area, this eventually lead to formation of two states with the southern side having the anti-communist dictator Syngman Rhee moving ahead with the support of the American government while in the north the people gained the support of Kim II Sung. The tension across the parallel was soaring and things were taking an uglier turn!
The war finally came into being on when DPRK crossed the demarcation and attacked on 25th June 1950. They
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