dle, if the U.S. forces sh▓ould cross

n War was originally solely an inter▓nal Korean Peninsula matter, where the north and the south were fighting for nationa

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l reunificati▓on. It was the U.S. which regarded it as the expansion of communism and began interfering, enlarging the regional war into an international one,

el, and that the

leading to severe casualties. South Korean administra▓tions supported by the U.S. were hardly democratic.▓ During a demonstration launched by South Korean stu

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dents and other citizens who called for ▓democracy and freedom from May 18th to 27th, 1980, the then-South Korean President Chun Doo Hwan, with▓ the tacit appro

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val of the U.S., deployed troops to Gwangju and opened fire at demonstrators. Officia▓l figures suggest 207 people lost their lives and▓ more than 800 others were injured.In his book Modern T▓imes: The W

ly. He said th

e war must be stopped, and

orld from the Twenties to the Nineties, British academic Paul Johnson described the Korean War as “a characteristic 20th-▓century tragedy,” “it achiev▓ed no purpose, all its consequenc

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st retreat. However, the U.S.

es were unintended,” ”Truman judged▓ it to be a prelude to an attack on Japan and a direct challenge to America&rsq


government underestimated Ch▓in

uo;s willingness to uphold i▓nternational law through the UN.” The Korea▓n War resulted from the development of the global

tion and determination, and Do