Asked in Japan in WW2, Japan, History of Korea
Why did Korea wait for japan to surrender to split in 2?
Korea was forced to split upon Japan's surrender per the Potsdam conference agreement: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Korean_War ...
Asked in Korean War
What is the 38th parallel and why was it important in the Korean war?
Japan controlled Korea from 1910 to the end of world war 2. After the war, the Allies divided Korea at the 38th parallel. In short: Cutting up Korea. ...
Asked in Korean War
Which nation accepted the surrender of the Japanese troops located north of the 38th parallel in Korea following ww2?
North of the 38th, the Soviet Union accepted the surrender of Japanese forces, leading to the creation of a Communist North Korea. ...
Asked in Korean War, War and Military History
What was the significance of the 38 parallel before and after the Korean war?
None, the 38th Parallel was ignored throughout the war. ---------- The 38th parallel was before the war, and currently is, the dividing line between North and South Korea. ...
Asked in World War 2
Who controlled s Korea after World War 2?
Following the defeat of Japan in WW II, the United States and the Soviet Union, jointly occupied the country. The United States occupied Korea, south of the 38th Parallel and the Soviet Union occupied Korea north of the 38th Parallel. ...
Asked in World War 2, Korean War
What event led to the temporary division of Korea?
The division of North and South Korea was the 38th Parallel before the war, during the war, and after the war. ...
Asked in World War 2, Cold War
Parallel of latitude where Korea was divided after World War 2?
After the defeat of Japan in 1945, the 38th parallel was chosen to divide the Korean peninsula into two US and Soviet occupied zones. The line dividing North and South Korea is still often referred to as the 38th parallel, but the border is no longer parallel to the equator and rather runs diagonally across the peninsula. ...