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The Korean War
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In 1950, there was less than fifty miles of paved road in all of North and South Korea combined. The Korean conflict was never officially declared a "war" by any of the foreign nations involved in...
"Communism in Korea could get off to a better start than practically anywhere else in the world." "I will defend Korea as I would my own country—just as I would California." "In my generati...
Political prisoners in southern Korea by 1947: 22,000 (twice as many as under the Japanese occupation) Population of Korea in 1950: 30 million Population of North Korea in 1950: 9 million Populati...
demilitarized zone Joint Chiefs of Staff Republic of Korea (a.k.a. South Korea) South Korean troops Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (a.k.a. Soviet Union) United Nations
autocrat, autocrats, autocratic An absolute ruler or dictator. Cold War The decades-long confrontation between the United States and the Soviet Union, which lasted from the late 1940s to the early...
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