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The Korean War was a war between North Korea-icon North Koreaball and South Korea-icon South Koreaball, in which a UN-icon UNball force led by the USA-icon USAball fought for the South, and China-icon Chinaball fought for the North, which was also assisted by the Soviet-icon Sovietball. The war arose from the division of Korea at the end of World War II and from the global tensions of the Cold War that developed immediately afterward. It officially ended on 27 April 2018 after the 2018 inter-Korean summit.

Forward to Pusan!

In 1950, Soviet-icon Soviet Unionball developed his very own atomic bomb from spies working for USA-icon USAball and UK-icon UKball. When this was revealed, the world that if a major war broke out between Communists and Capitalists, it would destroy the entire world. Tensions also were rising elsewhere, most notably in Asia. Taiwan-icon Republic of Chinaball was defeated by China-icon communists in the Chinese Civil War and fled to Taiwan-icon Taiwan. Even then, the newly communist China-icon Chinaball was excluded from UN-icon UNball, and in his place was the pro-USA, capitalist Taiwan-icon Taiwanball, and soon, all of the world's eyes turned to a specific peninsula.

After World War II, Japan-icon Japanball was defeated and was forced to surrender, and Soviet-icon Soviet Unionball and USA-icon USAball each had a chunk of the Korean Peninsula. The division was meant to be only temporary, but things went sour quickly. In the north, Soviet-icon Soviet Unionball created North Korea-icon North Koreaball, and in the south, USA-icon USAball (with black magic) created South Korea-icon South Koreaball. They were divided along the 38th Parallel. At home, both Koreaballs dreamed of defeating the other and unifying the country under their control. And so, now that Soviet-icon Soviet Unionball had his very own nuke, he felt more confident than usual, and so he allowed North Korea-icon North Koreaball to invade. And so he did.

North Korea-icon North Koreaball steamrolled through South Korea-icon South Koreaball's clay, taking Seoul-icon Seoulball really quickly, and replacing worst Korea with best Korea. However, back at home, USA-icon USAball and UN-icon UNball were freaking out. Just years before, USA-icon USAball promised to contain the spread of Communism, now if Korea fell to communism, he believed, other countryballs would soon fall to communism as well. USA-icon USAball pushed for a resolution in UN-icon UNball, and to help South Korea-icon South Koreaball win the war. They still held Busanball, after all. Maybe not all hope was lost. And so it was.

Intervention

Because of USA-icon USAball's push for resolutions through UN-icon UNball, they agreed and quickly created an emergency force made up of troops from 14 different countries to aid South Koreaball. At Busanball, South Korea-icon South Koreaball was still trying to hold out, but UN-icon UNball came to her rescue. They made landings at Incheonball, near Seoul-icon Seoulball, and trapped North Korea-icon North Koreanballs at the South Korea-icon South Korean peninsula. South Korea-icon South Koreaball and UN-icon UNball pushed North Korea-icon North Koreaball back up, replacing best Korea with the worst Korea. And they kept going until they captured Pyongyangball. And we're so close to defeating North Korea-icon North Koreaball, when China-icon Chinaball got paranoid. China-icon Chinaball got paranoid even as UN-icon UNball was pushing up into Seoul-icon Seoul. He did not want to lose an ally in Asia, not to mention, if UN-icon UNball defeated North Koreaball, they might just keep going up into Manchuria-icon Manchuriaball. And so, China-icon Chinaball made his decision. He would help North Korea-icon North Koreaball liberate the motherland. Just as UN-icon UNball was at the Chinese border, about a million China-icon Chinese troops crossed the Yalu river into North Korea-icon North Koreaball. This new offensive took everyone by surprise (again), and China-icon Chinaball just as easily steamrolled through the UN-icon UNball forces, and North Korea-icon North Koreaball, with the help of his communist friend, recaptured Seoul-icon Seoulball in 1950. However, UN-icon UNball's counterattack was powerful and effective and they pushed China-icon Chinaball and North Korea-icon North Koreaball back over the 38th parallel, recapturing Seoul-icon Seoulball and parts of North Korea-icon North Koreaball's clay.  After this initial success, however, the war went nowhere. No progress was made, no defeat of best Korea (thankfully), no glorious push to liberate the motherland, the war just stopped.

Armistice.

The fighting ended on 27 July 1953, when the armistice was signed. This created a De-militarized zone in Korea, monitored by troops from both sides. This has created a frozen conflict, still continuing to this day. See below.

After the armistice

Since the armistice, there have been numerous incursions and acts of aggression by North Korea. In 1976, the ax murder incident was widely publicized. Since 1974, four incursion tunnels leading to Seoul have been uncovered. In 2010, a North Korean submarine torpedoed and sank the South Korean corvette ROKS Cheonan, resulting in the deaths of 46 sailors. Again in 2010, North Korea fired artillery shells on Yeonpyeong island, killing two military personnel and two civilians.

After a new wave of UN sanctions, on 11 March 2013, North Korea claimed that it had invalidated the 1953 armistice. On 13 March 2013, North Korea confirmed it ended the 1953 Armistice and declared North Korea "is not restrained by the North-South declaration on non-aggression". On 30 March 2013, North Korea stated that it had entered a "state of war" with South Korea and declared that "The long-standing situation of the Korean peninsula being neither at peace nor at war is finally over". Speaking on 4 April 2013, the U.S. Secretary of Defense, Chuck Hagel, informed the press that Pyongyang had "formally informed" the Pentagon that it had "ratified" the potential usage of a nuclear weapon against South Korea, Japan and the United States of America, including Guam and Hawaii. Hagel also stated that the United States would deploy the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense anti-ballistic missile system to Guam, due to a credible and realistic nuclear threat from North Korea.

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