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60 Years of Strife: Ending War in Korea


Published on 11 Aug 2013


On the surface, the casual observer of Korea could be forgiven for forgetting that the nation is still at war. The South has been utterly transformed since the days of the fighting, with the impressive skyline of modern-day Seoul reflecting the country’s modern, high-tech economy. Even the DMZ has been tamed and gentrified, with souvenir shops and tourist attractions mingling seamlessly with military personnel whose presence at times seems more ceremonial than operational.

But beneath that surface remains the deep, lingering scars of a nation divided against itself, and the memories of a bitter, brutal war. Now, 60 years after the signing of the armistice, Korean peace activists are working harder than ever to confront the myths that have propped up and maintained this state of war, spearheading an effort to finally bring real peace to the Korean peninsula.

August 13, 2013 - Posted by | Uncategorized


  1. I used to leave in South Korea from 1979 to 1983, yes beneath there are the lingering scars of that brutal war, but there is also the constant meddling of the US preventing possible dialogue between both Koreas towards reunification. Korea definitely needs to become reunite, as Germany was, as Vietnam was. Imagine even cut in half, South Korea on its own succeeded to catch up and even beat Japan in some fields…It is a real achievement when you think that in 1974 the main highway from Seoul to Busan was a non-asphalted road, still a dirt road. Imagine if that country just has the chance to be whole again….

    Comment by dunrenard | August 13, 2013 | Reply

    • Great comment as usual.. The walls need to come down in Korea.. it is the only way forward imo

      Comment by arclight2011part2 | August 13, 2013 | Reply

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