The Korean War
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Effects of the War
The Korean War was one of the most destructive and brought economic and social damage to Korea. Nearly 4 million Koreans died throughout the peninsula. ⅔'s of them were civilians. It also brought social damage, especially in the North. The war reinforced the boundaries between North & South Korea. North Korea stayed a communist nation while South Korea became a free republic.
The human toll of the Korean War was 2.5 million people.
The Battle of Pusan Perimeter
The Battle of Pusan Perimeter occured on August 4, 1950 & ended on September 16, 1950. It was a battle between United Nations & North Korean forces. The United Nation brought to bear hundreds of units from member countries including: South Korea, the United States, & the United Kingdom. Combat Fatalities - 3,603.
President Harry S. Truman
President Harry S. Truman sent troops to Korea to help them in the battle. He sent air, land, and sea forces to Korea.