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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Korean War(noun)

    a war between North and South Korea; South Korea was aided by the United States and other members of the United Nations; 1950-1953


  1. Korean War(ProperNoun)

    A war fought in the Korean Peninsula from 1950-1953.


  1. Korean War

    The Korean War was a war between the Republic of Korea, supported by the United Nations, and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, at one time supported by the People's Republic of China and the Soviet Union. It was primarily the result of the political division of Korea by an agreement of the victorious Allies at the conclusion of the Pacific War at the end of World War II. The Korean Peninsula was ruled by the Empire of Japan from 1910 until the end of World War II. Following the surrender of the Empire of Japan in September 1945, American administrators divided the peninsula along the 38th parallel, with U.S. military forces occupying the southern half and Soviet military forces occupying the northern half. The failure to hold free elections throughout the Korean Peninsula in 1948 deepened the division between the two sides; the North established a communist government, while the South established a right-wing government. The 38th parallel increasingly became a political border between the two Korean states. Although reunification negotiations continued in the months preceding the war, tension intensified. Cross-border skirmishes and raids at the 38th Parallel persisted. The situation escalated into open warfare when North Korean forces invaded South Korea on 25 June 1950. In 1950, the Soviet Union boycotted the United Nations Security Council, in protest at representation of China by the Kuomintang/Republic of China government, which had taken refuge in Taiwan following defeat in the Chinese Civil War. In the absence of a dissenting voice from the Soviet Union, who could have vetoed it, the United States and other countries passed a Security Council resolution authorizing military intervention in Korea.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Korean War

    An armed conflict between Communist and non-Communist forces in Korea from June 25, 1950, to July 27, 1953. The parties included United Nations forces from 15 member nations under United States command against military from North Korea and the Peoples Republic of China.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of korean war in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of korean war in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Kim Jong:

    Annual large-scale (U.S.-South Korean) war exercises are a source of heightened tensions on the Korean peninsula and increase the threat of nuclear war.

  2. Harry Kazianis:

    I don't think anybody wants to see a second Korean War and everything that would happen, so I think it's important to have some sort of communication with them, as horrible as it sounds, it is a reality.

  3. James Mattis:

    The intent was to stop the cycle of violence into an area that even in World War II chemical weapons were not used on battlefields, even in the Korean War, they were not used on battlefields. Since World War I, there has been an international convention on this and to stand idly by when the convention is violated -- that is what we had to take action on recently in our own vital interest.

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