North and South Korea


Korean War

Division of Korea (1954–present)

Korean War

war between the Republic of Korea(South Korea), and the Democratic people's Republic of Korea (North Korea)

It was primarily the result of the political division

the North established a communist government, while the South established a right wing government. And then, Kim Il-sung was determined to achieve reunification with the South by force. The Soviet military became extensively involved in North Korea's war planning

Anti-communist forces:

Communist forces:


The war scarred both North and South Korea. Both nations suffered massive damage to their economies.

South Korea was able to modernize and industrialize with the help of the United States. By contrast, North Korea's economy was, though at first was robust, however, by the 1980s, quite weak and has remained in poor condition.