The biggest historical event in Korea's modern and contemporary history, the Korean War.

If we were to pick the biggest historical event in the history of modern and contemporary Korea, it would definitely be the Korean War. Even many foreigners who love K-pop and Hallyu don't know that just 70 years ago, Korea was a country left with nothing left over by the war.

The Korean War was a war on the Korean Peninsula that took place at dawn on June 25, 1950, when North Korean communist forces illegally Invasion from North Korea across the 38th parallel, which was the inter-Korean military demarcation line. At that time, it was only three years after independence from the Japanese colony.

With the end of World War II in 1945, Korea was liberated from Japan's illegal occupation. However, although the independence of the country was promised at the Cairo talks, the two U.S. and U.S. armies divided and stationed in the South and the North along the 38th parallel north, putting themselves in a miserable fate of division of the country.

On August 9, the Soviet army, which belatedly participated in the war against Japan, went south in a desperate manner, and on August 13, part of the 25th Corps landed in Cheongjin and moved to Pyongyang on August 22. The 24th U.S. Army Division landed in Incheon on September 8 and moved to Seoul the following day.

Since then, governments have been established in the south and north respectively, and the Korean War began at dawn on June 25, 1950, when the North Korean communist forces carried out illegal Invasion from North Korea.

In the early days of the war, the South Korean government was pushed to the end of the Korean Peninsula by the powerful Soviet-backed North Korean firepower, but after that, the U.S. and U.N. forces joined the war, the war turned around and pushed to the northern end of the Korean Peninsula.

However, as the Chinese troops joined the war, South Korea, the U.N. forces, and the U.N. forces were pushed south again, and a ceasefire was signed at Panmunjom on July 27, 1953.

Nearly 3 million South and North Koreans are estimated to have died or disappeared during the war, with 45,000 U.S. soldiers killed, more than during the period. Compared to the Vietnam War and World War II, the Korean War has a higher rate of civilian deaths.

Most of it happened in the remaining six months of 1950. Seoul Metropolitan Government/Gyeonggi Province (especially the northern part) has the largest number of casualties by region, followed by Gangwon Province, and the rest from there to there. Since then, there have been not many deaths since the battle was focused on fighting for the highlands. In a documentary set against the backdrop of the Korean War, SBS broadcasted that the confirmed casualties alone reached 6 million.

The combined population of the Korean Peninsula in the 1950s was 30 million, and 10% of the Korean Peninsula's population was killed by the war. To mix the exaggerations, few Koreans lost their families, neighbors, relatives, and relatives in the war, except for those living in North Gyeongsang Province (including Daegu now), South Gyeongsang Province (including Busan and Ulsan now), and Jeju Island.

In addition to the casualties of the war, there were enormous economic losses, and in fact, the Korean War devastated Korea so cruelly that there was no building intact after the war in Seoul, the capital of the time. And until now, Korea is the only divided country in the world

Countless foreigners, who learn about Korea's past history just 70 years ago, are amazed at how they rebuilt the country from the ruins of war, seeing the development of Korea now.

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