I just finished reading an hour’s worth of websites about the war so I’m gonna purge some info here before I forget it.
The war is sometimes called “The Forgotten War” because it was jammed in between WWI and the Vietnam War, and in
The crazy thing about the Korean War is that the North actually took over 90% of the country but couldn’t get
President Truman thought this was going to be the beginning of WWIII when
Air raids and bombings by the Americans were quite brutal, but totally necessary. They destroyed just about every strategic bridge, railway, and port that could be used to the advantage of the North. Many cities were also leveled as well, along with their populations.
Both sides launched many major offensives and both sides pushed ahead and fell back.
These are the stats that tell the real story, from Wikipedia. More than 80 percent of the industrial and public facilities and transportation infrastructure, three-quarters of all government buildings, and half of all housing was destroyed.
More than 80 percent of the industrial and public facilities and transportation infrastructure, three-quarters of all government buildings, and half of all housing was destroyed.
When you’re in this country you realize that there aren’t old buildings and wonderful architecture because they were destroyed during the Korean War, or the Japanese occupation. The cities are really quite bland because not much is older than 40 or 50 years old, and the majority of the buildings weren’t built nearly that long ago.