29 June, 2020
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70 Years of Korean War
Part of: GS-I- World history (PT-MAINS-PERSONALITY TEST)
Recently North and South Korea separately marked the 70th anniversary of the start of the Korean War.
The Korean War
It led to an official ceasefire without a Peace treaty. Thus, the war officially never ended.
Exchange of Prisoners of war (PoWs).
Establishment of Korean Demilitarised Zone (DMZ) – a strip of land running across the Korean Peninsula to serve as a buffer zone between North Korea and South Korea.
The Korean DMZ intersects but does not follow the 38th parallel north.
South Korea did not sign the armistice as it refused to accept it.
However, in December 1991, North and South Korea signed a pact agreeing to refrain from aggression.
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