It was the first military action of the Cold War and has gone down in history as a major battle between communism and capitalism.
The Korean War was a Cold War clash that took place over the span of three years.
Korea was intended to be kept as one country, but when the United Nations called for elections in 1947, the Soviets refused.
North Korea favored a communist state, while South Korea favored democracy and capitalism.
The US sent about 1,780,000 Americans to fight in the Korean War.
The Soviet Union and the People’s Republic of China.
The two sides remain divided by a heavily fortified demilitarized zone.