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 »

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 ... More »

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

The Earth's Northern and Southern Hemispheres are divided by the equator, which is an imaginary line located at 0 degrees latitude. The Northern Hemisphere consists of most of Asia, northern South America, Europe, North ... More »

The equator is an imaginary line located at 0 degrees latitude, stretching around the middle of the Earth. It divides the planet into the Northern and Southern hemispheres. Daytime at the equator always lasts 12 hours, w... More »

Countries within the Orient include nations in primarily eastern Asia, including China, Tibet, Japan, North Korea, South Korea, Mongolia and Taiwan. Although classified as Asian nations, these countries vary widely in te... More »

According to, the Tropic of Cancer is a line of latitude that runs through the Northern Hemisphere, 23.5 degrees north of the equator. Because it encircles the earth, the line also is found in the Eastern and W... More »