History of the Koreas

POSTED: 12:37 PM PDT Mar 11, 2013    UPDATED: 08:05 AM PST Feb 20, 2014 

One hundred North Koreans were reunited with their South Korean relatives Thursday after being separated for half a century due to tensions between North and South Korean governments. Take a look at the history of the two Koreas.

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Military action stopped with a 1953 armistice agreement, which established today’s border between North and South Korea just above the 38th parallel and established the 2-mile-wide demilitarized zone. Since this was an armistice instead of a peace agreement, the war never actually ended, but it has been paused for 60 years at this point. More than 2 million people died during the three years of fighting.


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