The Historical Context of the Korean Conflict

  • Miri Moon


“After five years of its independence from Japan, North Korea invaded South Korea on 25 June 1950. With China’s intervention, the Korean War became a brutal war between great powers in the Cold War era. Hence, the Korean War both brought about the division of the Korean peninsula as well as created a geopolitical power issue between the United States and China (Moon, 2018: 266)”.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Miri Moon
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  1. 1.Sookmyung Women’s UniversitySeoul, Soul-t’ukpyolsiKorea (Republic of)

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