The Korean War: June 25, 1950

By | June 25, 2014

[June 25, 2014] Communist North Korean forces attacked across the border between North and South on this date, starting a hot war that developed into a bloody affair. This was an era of Communist expansionism across the globe. The Korean War: June 25, 1950 … the Republic of Korea (South Korea) and their allies have our respect for turning back the forces of Communism.

Senior-LeadershipSouth Korean forces suffered early and were forced southward into a small area known as the Pusan perimeter. From that small piece of land, the United Nations provided its first real test as an international organization. The United States provided the majority of UN troops, equipment, and supplies for the war and supported South Korea as a close ally.

The war would see the intervention of China on the side of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea) and eventually attrition warfare that claimed the lives of many military and civilians. The Soviet Union provided strategic planning and war material for both the North Korean and Chinese forces.

Visiting South Korea today, we can see the benefits of a vibrant economy. In North Korea, we can see what Communism is when taken to its logical conclusion. North Korea is a hermit society where people live hand to mouth daily, barely scratching out an existence. The elite of that society lives well but the majority live in what is described as abject poverty.

Note , the Korean text in the feature image says “6-25,” or “yoog-ee-o” in Hangul. South Koreans often call the Korean War “6-25,” because the war started, June 25, 1950.

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[Some very good websites on the Korean War]

  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Korean_War
  • http://www.history.com/topics/korean-war
  • http://militaryhistory.about.com/od/battleswars1900s/tp/The-Korean-War.htm
  • http://www.army.mil/koreanwar/

 

 

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