The Korean War was fought between the East Asian nations of South Korea and North Korea. It began in June of 1950 when North Korea invaded South Korea in an attempt to reunite the two states under communist rule. The United States and the United Nations quickly came to the aid of South Korea, while the communist Soviet Union and China supported North Korea.
The fighting continued over the next three years, mainly at the border between the two nations, and eventually reached a deadlock. In July of 1953, an armistice was reached, and the hostilities ended. After the war, North Korea and South Korea remained divided and independent, but between them a four-kilometer-wide demilitarized zone (DMZ) was placed as...Read more