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The Korean War (1950 - 1953) began when the North Korean Communist forces crossed the 38th Parallel and invaded South Korea armed with Soviet tanks. The United States came to the aid of the non-Communist South Korea. In 1953, a peace treaty was signed returning Korea to its divid - ed status, while simultaneously affecting little change to decrease the tensions of the Cold War era.

 

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