Powtoon – nehoray, brian gas efficient suv 2014

####

The countries of North and South Korea were divided at the 38th parallel in 1945, after Japan lost control of Korea. North Korea sided with the U.S.S.R. and became a communist country. South Korea sided with the U.S. and its allies and became a western capitalist country. At the time, both sides mutually came to the decision to divide at the 38th parallel.

The Korean War started in 1950 when North Korean Primier Kim II Sung’s North Korean army crossed over the 38th parallel armed with Soviet tanks, and overran South Korea, this alarmed the United States. President Truman sent in troops to not only help South Korea, but to have the U.N. on their side of the war

North Korea began by crossing over the 38th parallel and conquered most of South Korea all the way down to Pusan, the southeastern most part of the country. The U.S. came to aid in the battle, and pushed the North Koreans almost into China. Once China felt threatened the sent in their army to fight with the North Koreans, pushing back South Korea and the U.S. to behind Seoul, An Armistice was signed to end the fighting of the war, and draw a boundary between the two countries, giving them both their capitals, and establishing a neutral zone where troops would be stationed to keep peace.

North Korea began by crossing over the 38th parallel and conquered most of South Korea all the way down to Pusan, the southeastern most part of the country. The U.S. came to aid in the battle, and pushed the North Koreans almost into China. Once China felt threatened the sent in their army to fight with the North Koreans, pushing back South Korea and the U.S. to behind Seoul, An Armistice was signed to end the fighting of the war, and draw a boundary between the two countries, giving them both their capitals, and establishing a neutral zone where troops would be stationed to keep peace.

During the Korean Wart there was a conflict that arose at home. General Douglas MacArthur proposed bombing China to help end the war, but the Truman administration felt as if it would only worsen the war and lead to a WWIII. When MacArthur publicly disagreed and seemed disobedient with Truman, he was fired.

The Korean war had a deeper meaning than just a civil war in East Asian country. The Korean war was the first physical battle of the cold war, showing a dividing line of communist Union of Soviet Socialist Republics and free United States. It showed how both sides were willing to use other countries to dominate themselves in the world.

The Korean war had another meaning as well. When the war started, both sides wanted to gain approval of the United Nations, since most countries would follow the decision of the U.N.. When the United States had sent troops into South Korea to help, and they sent North Korean troops back to North Korea, doing this gained their approval with the U.N. ultimately helping to resolve the fighting.

The Korean war had a huge effect on the people of Korea. Families were torn apart, separated because of a political war, brothers fighting brothers, much like the American Civil war. Approximately 3 million people died in the Korean war, half of that, 1.5 million, were civilians of both countries. This showed the war was a direct threat on the everyday person, in fear of being killed at any moment. The Korean people were the victims of a conflict between two superpowers.