The northern 38th parallel is a line of latitude that circles the Earth at approximately the level of California, Maryland, the Strait of Gibraltar, Sicily, the southern tip of the Caspian Sea, Tibet and Shandong in Chin... More » Geography Maps & Cartography

North and South Korea was split in August 1945 at the end of World War II. The country was divided at the 38th parallel, with the Soviet Union controlling the north and the United States controlling the south. Tensions o... More » History Modern History

The Korean War was fought from June 25, 1950 to July 27, 1953. After the end of World War II, Korea was liberated from Japanese rule and occupied by American and Soviet forces, who were divided from each other by the 38t... More » History Modern History Modern Asia
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