North Korea

Also known as the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. Up until shortly after WWII (known as the Cold War era) North Korea and South Korea had been one single country. However, after World War II had ended with the dropping of the Atomic Bomb and the surrender of Japan, Japan left Korea, which it had been occupying since 1910. The Soviet Union saw this as an opportunity for a new communist nation. Without hesitation they took over all of Korea that was north of the 38th parallel. The U.S.A. and Russia then made a treaty to not try to expand any further and both help make a government in their part of the country. Since the U.S. and Soviets had such different views this led to a lot of tension between the newly formed countries. Eventually this led to North Korea trying to take over South Korea and make all of Korea one country. Their attempt began on the 25th of June, 1950. The war finally ended three years, one month, and 2 days later on the 27th of July, 1953. It was ended with the signing of the Korean War Armistice Agreement.


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