Korea was split in half after World War II by the USSR and United States

Japan ruled over Korea from 1905 until the end of World War II, after which the Soviet Union occupied the northern half of the peninsula and the United States occupied the south. Originally, they intended to keep Korea together as one country. Both the USSR installed Kim Il-Sung and South Korean elected Syngman Rhee wanted to unify Korea under their rule and initiated border skirmishes that left thousands dead.

Korea was split in half after World War II by the USSR and United States

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