posted on Mar, 9 2013 @ 05:38 PM
Gee a bit aggressive aren't ya?
First off I asked you the question because you said.......
Yah, but we know that we embellish their plight just as much. All I see and hear of NK is troops goose stepping and missiles firing, with a sprinkle
of bigoted cultural caricatures of their leaders thrown in.
So we do it even more than they. Its called propaganda and indoctrination. Its very important too, as the reality is the US Military occupies half of
The way it was written I felt it implied the whole country was N Korea's.
Now on to history.
The division of Korea into North Korea and South Korea stems from the 1945 Allied victory in World War II, ending the Empire of Japan's 35-year
colonial rule of Korea. The United States and the Soviet Union agreed to temporarily occupy the country as a trusteeship with the zone of control
demarcated along the 38th parallel. The purpose of this trusteeship was to establish a Korean provisional government which would become "free and
independent in due course."
Though elections were scheduled, the Soviet Union refused to cooperate with United Nations plans to hold general and free elections in the two Koreas,
and as a result, a Communist state was permanently established under Soviet auspices in the north and a pro-Western state was set up in the south. The
two superpowers backed different leaders and two states were effectively established, each of which claimed sovereignty over the whole Korean
That covers the divison.
The Korean War....
The failure to hold free elections throughout the Korean Peninsula in 1948 deepened the division between the two sides; the North established a
communist government, while the South established a nominally democratic government. The 38th parallel increasingly became a political border between
the two Korean states. Although reunification negotiations continued in the months preceding the war, tension intensified. Cross-border skirmishes and
raids at the 38th Parallel persisted. The situation escalated into open warfare when North Korean forces invaded South Korea on 25 June 1950. In 1950,
the Soviet Union boycotted the United Nations Security Council, in protest at representation of China by the Kuomintang/Republic of China government,
which had taken refuge in Taiwan following defeat in the Chinese Civil War. In the absence of a dissenting voice from the Soviet Union, who could have
vetoed it, the United States and other countries passed a Security Council resolution authorizing military intervention in Korea.
So the war ( Police Action) was fought under U.N mandate. Besides the U.S here is a list of combatants in the Korean war under U.N mandate.
Peak Strengths (Combatants)
Republic of South Korea
This is how the war stopped ( not ended). 60 tears later the war is not over.........
The Korean Armistice Agreement is an agreement signed by U.S. Army Lieutenant General William Harrison, Jr., representing the United Nations Command
and North Korean General Nam Il, representing the North Korean People's Army and the Chinese People’s Volunteer Army. The agreement was signed on
July 27, 1953 and was designed to "insure a complete cessation of hostilities and of all acts of armed force in Korea until a final peaceful
settlement is achieved." The signed armistice restored the border between the two nations near the 38th parallel, created the Korean Demilitarized
Zone, put into force a cease-fire, and finalized repatriation of prisoners of war.
So the "Imperialest U.S forces" are still there under U.N mandate to safe guard the U.N sponsered cease fire.
Also to protect S Korea's right to exist. If N Korea wanted the U.S gone they should have signed a peace treaty, instead of letting a state of war
exist for 60 years.