70th Anniversary of Korean War marked by North and South Korea

Published: June 26, 2020

On June 25, 2020, North and South Korea marked the 70th anniversary of the start of Korean war that killed millions of people.

Highlights

In South Korea the event was celebrated under the theme

Theme: Salute to the Heroes

South Korea received the remains of 150 soldiers that were repatriated from Hawaii and excavated in the North.

Around 22 foreign nations delivered their messages at the event. It included India as well. PM Modi representing India delivered his message and extended his support for permanent peace in the Korean peninsula.

The War

Korean war was a war between North Korea and South Korea. During the war, North Korea was supported by China and South Korea by the United Nations. The war began on June 25, 1950 when North Korea invaded South Korea. The war was fought between June 25, 1950 and July 27, 1953.

Around 3 million Koreans died in the war. Also, 37,000 Americans and 40,000 UN soldiers were killed. China backing North Korea saw 400,000 fatalities.

On June 25, 2020, the US-ROK military alliance was born.

World War II

At the end of World war II, the Soviet Union and USA liberated Korea from Japanese colonial control. After the war ended, Korea was divided into two zones. The Northern half was administered by the Soviet and the southern by the Americans.

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