The Korean War (25 Juin 1950 – 27 Julie 1953)[29][a][31] wis a war atween the Republic o Korea (Sooth Korea), uphaudit bi the Unitit Naitions, an the Democratic Fowkrepublic o Korea (North Korea), at ane time uphaudit bi the Fowkrepublic o Cheenae an the Soviet Union. It wis primarily the efterclap o the poleetical diveesion o Korea bi a greement o the victorious Allies at the conclusion o the Paceefic War at the end o Warld War II. The Korean Peninsula wis ruled bi the Empire o Japan frae 1910 till the end o Warld War II. Follaein the surrender o the Empire o Japan in September 1945, American admeenistrators dividit the peninsula alang the 38t parallel, wi U.S. militar forces occupeein the soothren hauf an Soviet militar forces occupeein the northren hauf.[32]8988

Korean War
Pairt o the Cauld War

Clockwise frae tap: U.S. Marines retreatin in the Battle o Chosin Reservoir; U.N. laundin at Incheon herbour, stairtin pynt o the Battle o Inchon; Korean refugees afore an American M26 Pershing tank; U.S. Marines, led bi First Lieutenant Baldomero Lopez, laundin at Incheon; F-86 Sabre fechter aircraft.
DateDe facto:
25 Juin 1950 – 27 Julie 1953
(3 years, 1 month and 2 days)
De jure:
25 Juin 1950 – 27 Apryle 2018
(67 years, 10 months and 2 days)
LocationKorean Peninsula, Sea o Japan, Korea Strait
Korean Demilitarized Zone established; North Korea gains ceety o Kaesong, itherwise baith sides gained little border territory at the 38t parallel

Anti-communist forces:

Communist forces:

Commanders an leaders
Tot: 972,214

Tot: 1,642,600

Note: The figures vary bi soorce; peak unit strength varied durin war.
Casualties an losses

Tot: 178,426 deid an 32,925 missin
Tot woondit: 566,434

Tot deid: 367,283-750,282
Tot woondit: 686,500-789,000

  • Tot civilians killt/woondit: 2.5 million (est.)[11]
  • Sooth Korea: 990,968
    373,599 killed[11]
    229,625 woondit[11]
    387,744 abducted/missing[11]
  • North Korea: 1,550,000 (est.)[11]


  1. As per airmistice agreement of 1953, the opponin sides haed tae "insure a complete cessation o hostilities an o aw acts o airmed force in Korea till a final peacefu settlement is achieved".[30]


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