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Discuss the Korean war of 1950, why is it often called the “Forgotten war”? Explain its relevance in twentieth-century history.

Topic : History of the world will include events from 18th century such as industrial revolution, world wars, redrawal of national boundaries, colonization, decolonization, political philosophies like communism, capitalism, socialism etc.— their forms and effect on the society.

1. Discuss the Korean war of 1950, why is it often called the “Forgotten war”? Explain its relevance in twentieth-century history. (250 words)

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Why the question:

June 25th marks the seventieth anniversary of the outbreak of the Korean War in 1950. Thus the question context.

Key Demand of the question:

The answer must discuss the Korean was of 1950 in detail and the reasons as to why it is known as the forgotten war in history as well as its relevance in twentieth century.

Directive:

Discuss – This is an all-encompassing directive – you have to debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You have to give reasons for both for and against arguments.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

The Korean War was a war between North Korea and South Korea. The war began on 25 June 1950 when North Korea invaded South Korea. At the end of World War II, the Soviet Union and the United States liberated Korea from imperial Japanese colonial control on 15 August 1945.

Body:

The inter-Korean war lasted for three years between 1950 and 1953, which was a proxy war between USSR and the US. Although a truce was reached in 1953 through the “Armistice Agreement”, both Korean regimes never officially ended the war till recently. The agreement divided the Korean peninsula into two along the 38th Parallel (latitude) and also provided for neutral international peace patrol.

Discuss the key events of the war, explain why it is even today referred to as a “forgotten war”. Also account for its relevance in today’s times.

Conclusion:

Based on your discussion, form a fair and a balanced conclusion on the given issue.