What: After World War II, the U.S. and the Soviet Union entered the Cold War. This growing tension between the two world powers led to the Korean War where the Soviets aided North Korea in their takeover of American-occupied South Korea.
Historical Significance: The U.S. sent troops to defend South Korea. Like every war, lives were lost and the Americans were impacted by the losses and events that happened in the war.
Contemporary Connection: Today, North and South Korea are still divided at the 38th Parallel, the border established by the end of the war.
Date: The war lasted from June 25, 1950 to July 27, 1953.
Fun Fact: General MacArthur was fired due to a disagreement between him and the president over the war.
Billy Joel most likely included this event in his song because, like every war, lives were lost and people’s lives were impacted.
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