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The Korean War

The tension between communist and capitalist states was not limited to Europe and
in 1950 it led to war in Korea.
The Korean War began when two `Superpowers', the US and the USSR took control
of Korea, in an attempt to flush out the remaining Japanese immigrants…

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granted to those who wished otherwise. In July 1953, a great calm descended over
the battlefields and in Operation Big Switch, thousands of former prisoners on each
side were returned. A Demilitarised Zone or DMZ was established on the border.
Both sides withdrew from their fighting positions, and a UN…


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