Korean War (1950 – 1953) & countries involved
The Korean war cost the lives of some 2.5 million people. It was fought between the North Koreans aided by (Soviet Union and China) and South Korea with support from the (USA and United Nations).
Korea is still a divided country at the 38th parallel and considered by many countries from the world to be a hostile country.
The cost of this war can be seen below:
North Korea – Military dead/missing – 217,000 Civilian deaths – 600,000 Military wounded – 1,500,000
South Korea – Military dead/missing – 217,000 Civilian deaths – 1,000,000 Military wounded – 429,000
China – Military wounded – 716,000 Civilian deaths – 600,000
USA – Military dead/missing – 36,000 Military wounded – 103,000
Australia – Military dead/missing – 1,500
Canada – Military dead/missing – 516
South Korea can be easily visited, however, North Korea is a different matter. I would suggest checking with your embassy prior to travelling to North Korea.
Although I have travelled around Asia and visited many of its countries, Korea is on my wish list.