North Korean War On South Korea Essay

1446 Words May 5th, 2016 6 Pages
South Korea South Korea was once one of the poorest country in its region, its development over the past fifty years is remarkable considering its dark history. The peninsula, that was once a part of the Japanese Empire became the property of The Soviets and The Americans after World War ll. The possession of this country between these two opposing world forces only laid the foundation for further conflict. With The Soviets believing in Communism and the Americans practicing Capitalism it was not long before the Korean War took off. The Korean War was short but bloody according to the History staff “Nearly 5 million people died,” (History Staff.com). Despite its mass casualties South Korea have emerged as one of the world most developed countries with a robust economy, strong educational system and a democratic government all of which is being protect by a strong military. The current state of South Korea came at a price, like many established countries South Korea had to fight for its sovereignty. According to the British Broadcasting Corporation also known as BBC news the declaration of South Korea’s independence sparked an invasion by North Korea in June 1950, (BBC News). The peninsula was divided into two opposing forces, the south which was influenced by American ideals of capitalism and the North was being dictated by the ideals of the Soviet Union which was under communism. The division on the peninsula was not just a result of their political and…

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