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Korean War


Korean War is a war that broke out at 3 a.m. on Sunday, June 25, 1950, when the North Korean military invaded South Korea across the 38th parallel without declaring war under the code name “Storm 224.”

Fighting continued for three years and a month (1129 days) until the armistice agreement was signed on July 27, 1953. More than 70 years have passed since the armistice agreement was signed, but due to the North’s nuclear development and distrust between Pyongyang and Washington, the prohibition of communication and hostile confrontation between Seoul and Pyongyang remain unresolved, and official end of the war and reconciliation are also a long way off


The Korean War is considered one of the events representing the beginning of the postwar Cold War because it also has the form of a proxy war between the capitalist and communist camps, liberal and socialist camps.


In 1945, five years before the outbreak of the war, the Korean Peninsula, which was liberated from the Japanese Empire with the end of World War II, divided into the South and the North by the U.S. and the Soviet Union, which rose to a new superpower shortly after liberation. The occupation of the U.S. and Soviet forces ended, and the governments of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea) were established on the Korean Peninsula. Immediately after liberation, North Korea had been openly willing to invade, persuading the Soviet Union and China to plan to unify the Korean Peninsula under enemy fire.


The war began at 3:30 a.m. on June 25, 1950, when North Korean leader Kim Il-sung, who received cooperation and support from China’s Mao Zedong and Soviet Union’s Iosif Stalin, attempted a Invasion from North Korea without declaring war on South Korea, south of the 38th parallel. The Korean War was the largest war since World War II, when most countries around the world, including the United States and the Soviet Union, as well as the United Nations and China, were involved in the war


The peace treaty of the Korean War (end of war and reinforcement treaty) has not yet been signed, and the military and hostile confrontation between the South and the North remains, so it is nominally an unfinished war, but it is rare for the people of both Koreas to recognize that it is currently at war. Legally, the Supreme Court’s precedent has never clearly stated whether this is an “exhibition” or a “peace” and interprets it differently depending on the case. The National Assembly also does so, with laws aimed at carrying out wars and laws aimed at cooperation in inter-Korean relations simultaneously.


Korean War – Memorial Event

Every year, commemorative memorials are held to enhance the prestige and honor of the patriots and veterans who sacrificed and devoted themselves in the Korean War, to remind future generations of the horrors and historical lessons of the Korean War, and to inspire the spirit of national defense and the will of security of the whole people.

 

  • Date and time: June 25th, 10:00 every year
  • Venue: Jamsil Indoor Stadium 
  • Participants: Korean and foreign war veterans, diplomatic envoys to participating countries, key government figures, representatives from all walks of life, citizens, students, soldiers, etc
  • Order of meal: opening ceremony / entry of national flag of participating countries / national protocol / video screening / commemorative speech / commemorative performance / singing of Korean 25th song

Korean War

The Korean War broke out at 3:00 a.m. on Sunday, June 25, 1950, when the North Korean military invaded the Republic of Korea across the 38th parallel line.

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