The post-World War II global political landscape was drastically different than it was before the war occurred. The United States became the main center of power; with its World War II ally the Soviet Union nipping closely at its heels. Unfortunately, that is where the similarities between the two countries ended. The United States was booming with its growing free market economy and strong armed forces, and the Soviet Union achieved significant growth of its military, while continuing its practice of communism. Growing tensions between the two powers led the United States to adopt a harsh stance towards communist sympathizers and communism in general.
It was not long after the end of World War II that former allies faced off against each other (albeit indirectly) in an armed conflict. This time around, the battle was centered on the division between North and South Korea. After World War II, the Korean peninsula was divided into North Korea (occupied by Soviet forces) and South Korea (occupied by American forces) along the 38th Parallel. Not surprisingly, the North Koreans adopted a communist government, while the South Koreans adopted a more western style right wing government. There were several back and forth skirmishes between the North and South, eventually coming to a head when the North invaded the South on June 25th, 1950. North Korea was aligned with China and the Soviet Union, while the South Koreans were joined by the United States, United Kingdom and the United Nations.
The war was fought on a much smaller scale than that of World War II, but still managed to last for about 3 years, finally ending on July 27th, 1953. The ensuing armistice agreement was signed by North and South Korea, and led to the development of the Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) between the two countries which still serves as the border between the two countries to this day.
Due to the smaller size and scope of the Korean War in relation to World War II, the war received relatively little attention domestically and on the world stage. This led much of the public to refer to the Korean conflict in the years following as ‘The Forgotten War’.
Even though the Korean War did not have the same stakes as World War II, it was still an important event in American history, in which our servicemen fought valiantly. Here to Help Home Care seeks to ensure that our Korean veterans are not ‘forgotten’ and are offered the best treatment they can receive. We are willing and able to navigate the obstacles of caring for our veterans, so that they can have victory in the battle that really matters, their health.