South Korea Ceasefire Agreement

A new border was drawn between North and South Korea, giving South Korea additional territory and demilitarizing the zone between the two nations. The war claimed the lives of millions of Koreans and Chinese and more than 50,000 Americans. It was a frustrating war for the Americans, accustomed to forcing the unconditional surrender of their enemies. Many also did not understand why the United States had not extended the war to China or used its nuclear arsenal. However, as government officials were well aware, such actions would likely have sparked World War III…