The most noticeable after effects of the Korean War include rising tension during the Cold War, human casualties and the division of families due to the war. The Korean War was fought by North and South Korea from 1950-1953. Both sides had support from other countries.Continue Reading
Cold War tensions:
A desire to prevent the spread of communism is what caused the United States to provide aid to South Korea. Following the war, North Korea remained firmly under communist control.
It is estimated that the United States had more than 40,000 casualties during the Korean War, while South Korea had 400,000 casualties. North Korean estimates for war casualties are around 400,000 as well.
Division of families:
Many civilians fled their homes in North Korea at the start of the war, leaving behind everything that they owned, and in some cases, other family members. In the 21st century, communications and travel between North and South Korea is still closely restricted.Learn more about Modern Asia
The United States entered the Korean War in June of 1950 as part of a United Nations effort to assist South Korea in its civil war with North Korea, which was supported by both China and the Soviet Union. The origins of the conflict began in 1945, when Korea was removed from Japanese rule at the end of World War II, and it was during this conflict that the division along the 38th parallel was established to separate North and South Korea.Full Answer >
There are no officially recognized beginning and ending dates for the Korean War, as neither the United States nor North Korea ever made an official declaration of war. The war also ended in a stalemate, meaning that North and South Korea are technically still at war, despite the fact that, as of 2014, the countries have few, if any, armed conflicts.Full Answer >
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The United States suffered 33,686 deaths in battle in the Korean War. There were an additional 2,830 deaths which occurred during the war, but were not related to any battle.Full Answer >