1950-1953At the end of World War II, Korea was divided into two parts, north and south, at the 38th parallel. Troops from the Soviet Union occupied the north and the United States forces occupied the south with the intention of eventually unifying the country but Cold War fears made this impossible. In 1948, following a general election, the Republic of Korea was established in the south. At the same time, the Communist Democratic People's Republic of Korea was established in the north. On June 25, 1950 North Korean troops crossed the 38th parallel and attacked South Korea. The United Nations asked its member nations, including the United States, to stop the invasion. United Nations forces pushed the North Korean troops back and were in the the north by October 1950. Fearing the war would spread; Communist China entered the conflict and helped push the UN troops back into the south. President Truman approved a build up of the American military presence. Battles over territory were fought while peach talks went on for two years. The fighting ended when a cease fire was signed on June 27, 1953. A demilitarized zone was created along the 38th parallel and Korea remained divided. American troops remained stationed at the 38th parallel more than fifty years later.
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|Date Added||Sunday, September 21st, 2014 at 11:55pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17R E 473837 N 3187557|
|Decimal Degrees||28.81535000, -81.26813333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 28° 48.921', W 81° 16.088'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||28° 48' 55.26" N, 81° 16' 5.28" W|
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