Today In History- June 25

Today In History- June 25

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The beginning of the Korean War, with the invasion of the South by the North.

North Korea invades South Korea as an attempt to unite nation.

  • Seoul, South Korea

On June 25, 1950, war was declared in Korea with the North Korean Army crossing the 38th parallel in a southern invasion.  Communist North Korea wanted to unite the divided nations, which had been divided since 1948.  The UN became involved, with the principal powers of the United States and the Soviet Union facing off, in a decisive demonstration of power during the Cold War.  This civil war lasted until 1953, with the signing of an armistice and border at the 38th parallel.  Thousands of American troops remained stationed today at this location.


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