January 29, 2023

Lasting impact: What Korea would look like if the ‘Forgotten War’ never happened

The Korean War deepened hostilities between North and South, drastically altering the course of history

It has been 67 years since the Korean War reached an effective stalemate through the July 27, 1953 armistice agreement. To this day, historians and others look back at the bloody conflict and claim that it ended exactly where it started, with nothing achieved by either side. 

In some senses, this is true: Before and after the war, the Korean peninsula was divided into the capitalist South and communist North, shattering the unification dreams of both Seoul and Pyongyang.