Soviet Union And Its Impact On Korea Essay

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The Korean peninsula was originally occupied by Japan from as early as 1910 (Wikipedia, 2016). In 1945, the Soviet Union declared war on Japan and encroached on Korea (Wikipedia, 2016). The United States became wary of the Soviet Union taking over all of Korea and asked that operations be limited to the northern peninsula, which left the southern peninsula free for United States militia to occupy (Wikipedia, 2016). During the Cold War, North Korea copied a system of government similar to that of the Soviet Union (Wikipedia, 2016). For fear that the Soviet Union would try to do the same in the south, the United States formed the United Nations Temporary Commission on Korea (UNTCOK) in 1947 (Wikipedia, 2016). The Soviet Union was angered by the creation of this commission and refused to allow it to operate in the North solidifying the division of two separate states, North and South Korea (Wikipedia, 2016).
Disputes and military action between North and South Korea are not new, however, most of their history begins with the Korean War in 1950 (Lavelle, 2015). The battle included the Soviet Union and China on one side of the war and the United States and the United Nations on the other (Lavelle, 2015). For three years, the fighting between the Korea’s continued until 1953, when a ceasefire was issued (Lavelle, 2015).. At that time Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) was created to separate the two countries establishing an armistice (Lavelle, 2015)..

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