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How many were killed in the Korean War?

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January 06, 2011 3:09AM

The casualty figures for the Korean War vary widely depending on the source. The best estimates by Western countries, estimated at the end of the war the countries involved in the three-year conflict had suffered a total of over 4 million casualties, of which 2 million were civilians. According to the U.S. Department of Defense, the United States suffered 33,686 battle deaths, along with 2,830 non-battle deaths during the Korean War and after more than 50 years, there are more than 8,176 Americans still reported as missing. South Korea sustained 1,312,836 casualties, including 415,004 dead. Casualties among other UN allies totalled 16,532, including 3,094 dead. Estimated North Korean casualties numbered 2 million, including about 1 million civilians and about 520,000 soldiers killed. An estimated 900,000 Chinese soldiers lost their lives in combat.