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Memorial Day of South Korea
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Jun 6, South Korea: Memorial Day.
Memorial Day is celebrated on June 6 and commemorates the Korean War.
The Korean War began on June 25, 1950, when troops from Communist-ruled North Korea invaded South Korea.
There was a boycott of the United Nations by the Soviet Union at the time, and therefore, no veto, which allowed the UN to intervene when it became apparent that the superior North Korean forces would easily take over the entire country.
The Soviets and the Chinese backed North Korea, with the participation of millions of Chinese troops. After large advances on both sides, the war eventually reached a stalemate.
The 1953 armistice, never signed by South Korea, split the peninsula along the demilitarized zone near the original demarcation line.
No peace treaty has ever been signed and technically, the two countries are still at war
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