Home > Terms > English (EN) > Korean War

Korean War

On June 25, 1950, the Korean War began when some 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 the north and the pro-Western Republic of Korea to the south. . It is important to note that the occupation of both United States and the Soviet Union in the South and North Korea respectively left different governments and different ideas in the two states with the south adopting democracy and the north a communist.

By 1950, Kim II sung who was the leader of the north Korea decided to overrule the whole Korea as he felt his government was the legitimate one for Korea he therefore decided to invade Syngman Rhee’s South Korea as he is not contended with the 38th parallel boundary this action spurred counter action from the united states as they entered the war and through the help of commander Douglas Mac Arthur, South Korea was redeemed from the north Koreans and even the north Koreans were pushed away as far as the Yalu river which borders china and north Korea, a warning from Mao Zedong and a calculated risk of a greater war perhaps world war III made American troops to retreat . Meanwhile, American officials worked anxiously to fashion some sort of armistice with the North Koreans. Finally in July 1953, the Korean war came to an end when armistice was signed and each nations accepted the newly drafted border.

0
Collect to Blossary

Member comments

You have to log in to post to discussions.

Terms in the News

Billy Morgan

Sports; Snowboarding

The British snowboarder Billy Morgan has landed the sport’s first ever 1800 quadruple cork. The rider, who represented Great Britain in the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, was in Livigno, Italy, when he achieved the man-oeuvre. It involves flipping four times, while body also spins with five complete rotations on a sideways or downward-facing axis. The trick ...

Marzieh Afkham

Broadcasting & receiving; News

Marzieh Afkham, who is the country’s first foreign ministry spokeswoman, will head a mission in east Asia, the state news agency reported. It is not clear to which country she will be posted as her appointment has yet to be announced officially. Afkham will only be the second female ambassador Iran has had. Under the last shah’s rule, Mehrangiz Dolatshahi, a ...

Weekly Packet

Language; Online services; Slang; Internet

Weekly Packet or "Paquete Semanal" as it is known in Cuba is a term used by Cubans to describe the information that is gathered from the internet outside of Cuba and saved onto hard drives to be transported into Cuba itself. Weekly Packets are then sold to Cuban's without internet access, allowing them to obtain information just days - and sometimes hours - after it ...

Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)

Banking; Investment banking

The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) is an international financial institution established to address the need in Asia for infrastructure development. According to the Asian Development Bank, Asia needs $800 billion each year for roads, ports, power plants or other infrastructure projects before 2020. Originally proposed by China in 2013, a signing ...

Spartan

Online services; Internet

Spartan is the codename given to the new Microsoft Windows 10 browser that will replace Microsoft Windows Internet Explorer. The new browser will be built from the ground up and disregard any code from the IE platform. It has a new rendering engine that is built to be compatible with how the web is written today. The name Spartan is named after the ...

Featured Terms

badr tarik
  • 0

    Terms

  • 57

    Blossaries

  • 2

    Followers

Industry/Domain: Culture Category: General culture

Stonehenge

Stonehenge is a prehistoric monument in Wiltshire, England, about 2 miles (3.2 km) west of Amesbury and 8 miles (13 km) north of Salisbury. One of the ...

Contributor

Featured blossaries

Home and Office Removal

Category: Other   1 3 Terms

The World's Nine Most Powerful Women

Category: Politics   1 9 Terms

Browers Terms By Category