History UsefulNotes / TheKoreanWar

4th Dec '17 3:59:24 PM Exxolon
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* Creator/TomClancy collaborator Creator/LarryBond published ''Red Phoenix'' in 1990 telling the story of a North Korean invasion of South Korea and the efforts of the USA and South Korea to defeat them.

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* Creator/TomClancy collaborator Creator/LarryBond published ''Red Phoenix'' in 1990 telling the story of a North Korean invasion of South Korea and the efforts of the USA and South Korea to defeat them.



* Larry Bond's ''Red Phoenix''.

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* Larry Bond's Creator/TomClancy collaborator Creator/LarryBond published ''Red Phoenix''.
Phoenix'' in 1990 telling the story of a North Korean invasion of South Korea and the efforts of the USA and South Korea to defeat them.
4th Dec '17 3:58:10 PM Exxolon
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* Creator/TomClancy collaborator Creator/Larrybond published ''Red Phoenix'' in 1990 telling the story of a North Korean invasion of South Korea and the efforts of the USA and South Korea to defeat them.

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* Creator/TomClancy collaborator Creator/Larrybond Creator/LarryBond published ''Red Phoenix'' in 1990 telling the story of a North Korean invasion of South Korea and the efforts of the USA and South Korea to defeat them.
4th Dec '17 3:57:56 PM Exxolon
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* Creator/TomClancy collaborator Creator/Larrybond published ''Red Phoenix'' in 1990 telling the story of a North Korean invasion of South Korea and the efforts of the USA and South Korea to defeat them.
1st Dec '17 2:58:41 PM CrypticMirror
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* Dr. Quincy on ''Series/{{Quincy}}'', is a Korean War veteran and he served as a Navy doctor.

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* Dr. Quincy on ''Series/{{Quincy}}'', ''Series/QuincyME'', is a Korean War veteran and he served as a Navy doctor.
1st Dec '17 12:09:53 PM TheBigBopper
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The closest the USA ever came to using several hundred nuclear weapons upon the People's Republic of China, the Korean War of 1950-53 is known as "the 6.25 War" (the war began on the 25th of June) or just "6.25" in UsefulNotes/{{South Korea}}, the "Fatherland Liberation War" in UsefulNotes/{{North Korea}}, and 'the ''[[Series/{{Mash}} M*A*S*H]]'' war' in the English-speaking world. The two Koreas are still ''de jure'' at war, as they only ever agreed to a ceasefire, but ''de facto'' at peace as no serious fighting has ensued in the decades since the ceasefire was concluded. In fact their relationship has been more or less amicable, especially after 1998.

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The closest the USA ever came to using several hundred nuclear weapons upon the People's Republic of China, the Korean War of 1950-53 is known as "the 6.25 War" (the war began on the 25th of June) or just "6.25" in UsefulNotes/{{South Korea}}, the "Fatherland Liberation War" in UsefulNotes/{{North Korea}}, and 'the ''[[Series/{{Mash}} M*A*S*H]]'' war' in the English-speaking world. The two Koreas are still ''de jure'' at war, as they only ever agreed to a ceasefire, but ''de facto'' at peace peace, as no serious fighting has ensued in the decades since the ceasefire was concluded. In fact their relationship has been more or less amicable, especially after 1998.
This could change at any time.
3rd Sep '17 8:16:35 PM Jhonny
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It's somewhat of a forgotten war in the United States despite seeing just over half as many American deaths as UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar (36,516 vs. 58,209 respectively, and over a far shorter period of time in much higher-intensity combat), 1,109 British deaths and a total body count that must be heading towards 3 million. In North Korea, however, the war has been used ever since as an excuse to villainize the United States and its "puppet government" in South Korea. Most of the population is led from birth to believe that the US is just waiting for the right moment to come in and "finish the job". Technically, the war is still ongoing as both sides have only ever agreed to a ceasefire, not any peace treaty. This is in large part because a peace treaty would require the two Koreas to officially recognize each other as existing[[note]]Only the legitimate governments of sovereign nations can be signatories of treaties. Each of the Koreas considers the other to be its own territory and the government thereof to be an illegal rebellion.[[/note]], which they refuse to do. "Restarting" the war is a fairly common plot[[note]] This is probably less likely to occur now than at any other time since the actual war. Know that big Chinese brother whose assistance to North Korea is all over this page? Word is that they've totally turned their back on North Korea and are at the point that they would welcome Korean unification...''under Seoul's auspices''. At any rate, [[EagleLand the other giant that was involved in the war?]] Is now their no. 1 economic partner, and they ''definitely'' won't risk that for the Kims. Seoul being it's largest import partner doesn't help, either. The entire reason China still provides economic and sometimes political support to North Korea at all is to avoid having to deal with the inevitable flood of North Korean refugees should the Kim regime collapse suddenly.. That said, North Korea's raison d'etre is to continue the war, and they may eventually feel the pressure to try again, plus the First Family of Pyongyang aren't known for being especially stable, so the scenario isn't impossible.[[/note]].

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It's somewhat of a forgotten war in the United States despite seeing just over half as many American deaths as UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar (36,516 vs. 58,209 respectively, and over a far shorter period of time in much higher-intensity combat), 1,109 British deaths and a total body count that must be heading towards 3 million. In North Korea, however, the war has been used ever since as an excuse to villainize the United States and its "puppet government" in South Korea. Most of the population is led from birth to believe that the US is just waiting for the right moment to come in and "finish the job". Technically, the war is still ongoing as both sides have only ever agreed to a ceasefire, not any peace treaty. This is in large part because a peace treaty would require the two Koreas to officially recognize each other as existing[[note]]Only the legitimate governments of sovereign nations can be signatories of treaties. Each of the Koreas considers the other to be its own territory and the government thereof to be an illegal rebellion.[[/note]], which they refuse to do. "Restarting" the war is a fairly common plot[[note]] This is probably less likely to occur now than at any other time since the actual war. Know that big Chinese brother whose assistance to North Korea is all over this page? Word is that they've totally turned their back on North Korea and are at the point that they would welcome Korean unification...''under Seoul's auspices''. At any rate, [[EagleLand the other giant that was involved in the war?]] Is now their no. 1 economic partner, and they ''definitely'' won't risk that for the Kims. Seoul being it's largest import partner doesn't help, either. The entire reason China still provides economic and sometimes political support to North Korea at all is to avoid having to deal with the inevitable flood of North Korean refugees should the Kim regime collapse suddenly..suddenly. Another reason is that China cannot want the US Army to stand directly at its border. They might want some sort of "demilitarized Korea" deal, but Russia tried to get that after the Cold War and now former Soviet Republic are in NATO. That said, North Korea's raison d'etre is to continue the war, and they may eventually feel the pressure to try again, plus the First Family of Pyongyang aren't known for being especially stable, so the scenario isn't impossible.[[/note]].
3rd Sep '17 7:40:40 PM SSJMagus
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It's somewhat of a forgotten war in the United States despite seeing just over half as many American deaths as UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar (36,516 vs. 58,209 respectively, and over a far shorter period of time in much higher-intensity combat), 1,109 British deaths and a total body count that must be heading towards 3 million. In North Korea, however, the war has been used ever since as an excuse to villainize the United States and its "puppet government" in South Korea. Most of the population is led from birth to believe that the US is just waiting for the right moment to come in and "finish the job". Technically, the war is still ongoing as both sides have only ever agreed to a ceasefire, not any peace treaty. "Restarting" the war is a fairly common plot[[note]] This is probably less likely to occur now than at any other time since the actual war. Know that big Chinese brother whose assistance to North Korea is all over this page? Word is that they've totally turned their back on North Korea and are at the point that they would welcome Korean unification...''under Seoul's auspices''. At any rate, [[EagleLand the other giant that was involved in the war?]] Is now their no. 1 economic partner, and they ''definitely'' won't risk that for the Kims. Seoul being it's largest import partner doesn't help, either. That said, North Korea's raison d'etre is to continue the war, and they may eventually feel the pressure to try again, plus the First Family of Pyongyang aren't known for being especially stable, so the scenario isn't impossible.[[/note]].

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It's somewhat of a forgotten war in the United States despite seeing just over half as many American deaths as UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar (36,516 vs. 58,209 respectively, and over a far shorter period of time in much higher-intensity combat), 1,109 British deaths and a total body count that must be heading towards 3 million. In North Korea, however, the war has been used ever since as an excuse to villainize the United States and its "puppet government" in South Korea. Most of the population is led from birth to believe that the US is just waiting for the right moment to come in and "finish the job". Technically, the war is still ongoing as both sides have only ever agreed to a ceasefire, not any peace treaty. This is in large part because a peace treaty would require the two Koreas to officially recognize each other as existing[[note]]Only the legitimate governments of sovereign nations can be signatories of treaties. Each of the Koreas considers the other to be its own territory and the government thereof to be an illegal rebellion.[[/note]], which they refuse to do. "Restarting" the war is a fairly common plot[[note]] This is probably less likely to occur now than at any other time since the actual war. Know that big Chinese brother whose assistance to North Korea is all over this page? Word is that they've totally turned their back on North Korea and are at the point that they would welcome Korean unification...''under Seoul's auspices''. At any rate, [[EagleLand the other giant that was involved in the war?]] Is now their no. 1 economic partner, and they ''definitely'' won't risk that for the Kims. Seoul being it's largest import partner doesn't help, either. The entire reason China still provides economic and sometimes political support to North Korea at all is to avoid having to deal with the inevitable flood of North Korean refugees should the Kim regime collapse suddenly.. That said, North Korea's raison d'etre is to continue the war, and they may eventually feel the pressure to try again, plus the First Family of Pyongyang aren't known for being especially stable, so the scenario isn't impossible.[[/note]].
19th Jun '17 4:50:28 PM StarSword
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* ''VideoGame/SabreAceConflictOverKorea'' is an air combat simulator set during the war, with the USAF player starting in an F-51 Mustang and working their way up to an F-86 Sabre jet fighter. The North Korean campaign has you ahistorically[[note]]The Soviet Union didn't send its pilots into combat until April 1951.[[/note]] playing a Soviet pilot, starting in a Yak-9 and changing over to a [=MiG-15=] jet later.
6th Jun '17 8:33:45 AM jamespolk
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And in a sane world, that's where the war would've ended, after only a single bloody year. But negotiations dragged on for two more years, and men continued to die by the thousands with no territorial gains for either side (much like WorldWarOne a generation earlier, only this time with jets). The Soviet Union snuck in some pilots, partly as a show of solidarity with the PRC but also to gain experience in modern air-air combat. The UN forces knew they were there, but weren't keen on starting a war with the [[Main/{{RedsWithRockets}} Reds With Rockets]].[[note]] American and British fighter pilots had standing orders to kill any enemy fighter pilot suspected of being a Russian. Not shoot him down, ''kill him''. This was to send a message to the Soviets, who insisted that [[BlatantLies every Mig-15 was being flown by a "brave Chinese volunteer."]] [[/note]]

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And in a sane world, that's where the war would've ended, after only a single bloody year. But negotiations dragged on for two more years, and men continued to die by the thousands with no territorial gains for either side (much like WorldWarOne UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne a generation earlier, only this time with jets). The Soviet Union snuck in some pilots, partly as a show of solidarity with the PRC but also to gain experience in modern air-air combat. The UN forces knew they were there, but weren't keen on starting a war with the [[Main/{{RedsWithRockets}} Reds With Rockets]].[[note]] American and British fighter pilots had standing orders to kill any enemy fighter pilot suspected of being a Russian. Not shoot him down, ''kill him''. This was to send a message to the Soviets, who insisted that [[BlatantLies every Mig-15 was being flown by a "brave Chinese volunteer."]] [[/note]]



* ''The Steel Helmet'' (1951)

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* ''The Steel Helmet'' ''Film/TheSteelHelmet'' (1951)



* ''Sayonara'' (1957)

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* ''Sayonara'' ''Film/{{Sayonara}}'' (1957)
27th May '17 2:10:33 PM nombretomado
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* Sheriff Will Teasle of the first ''Franchise/{{Rambo}}'' film is a Korean War veteran. It is implied on the movie (and explicit on the novel) that his IrrationalHatred for Rambo is because Korea (and his own sacrifices by proxy) has been all but swept under the rug by the American people while Rambo (a VietnamWar vet) is a walking symbol of the "new generation".

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* Sheriff Will Teasle of the first ''Franchise/{{Rambo}}'' film is a Korean War veteran. It is implied on the movie (and explicit on the novel) that his IrrationalHatred for Rambo is because Korea (and his own sacrifices by proxy) has been all but swept under the rug by the American people while Rambo (a VietnamWar UsefulNotes/VietnamWar vet) is a walking symbol of the "new generation".
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