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Second Korean War
Part of the Great Interlude
Korea-PreWar
Date May 15, 2004 - December 18, 2007
(3 years, 7 months, 3 days)
Location Korean Peninsula, Sea of Japan, Yellow Sea
Causes - North Korean nuclear program
- South Korean military buildup
- Second Chinese Civil War
Result
Southern Victory
- Unification of Korea
- Formation of the AEDU
Belligerents
NKorea-Flag North Korea

Supported by:
PRC-Flag People's Republic of China (2004-2007)

SKorea-Flag South Korea
USA-Flag50 United States

Supported by:
EU-NormalFlag European Union
Japan-Flag Japan
OR-Flag Oceanic Republic

Commanders
NKorea-Flag Kim Jong-Il
NKorea-Flag Kim Jong-nam
NKorea-Flag Kim Il-chol †
NKorea-Flag Kim Yong-chun †

PRC-Flag Guo Boxiong
SKorea-Flag Lee Hoi-chang
SKorea-Flag Cho Yung-kil
SKorea-Flag Kim Jong-hwan
USA85 Jeb Bush
USA85 Al Gore

EU-NormalFlag Nico Lorenz
Japan-Flag Junichiro Koizumi
OR-Flag John Howard
Strength
NKorea-Flag 2,900,000
PRC-Flag 150,000

Total: 3,050,000

SKorea-Flag 2,300,000
USA85 100,000
EU-NormalFlag 10,000
Japan-Flag 7,500
OR-Flag 2,000

Total: 2,419,500

Casualties and losses
675,000 dead


820,000 wounded or captured


Total: 1,495,000

630,000 dead


640,000 wounded or captured


Total: 1,270,000

Civilian casualties: ~1,500,000
The Second Korean War (in Korean: 통일 전쟁, "War of National Reunification") was a war fought between North Korea (with partial support from the People's Republic of China) and South Korea (with the support of the United States and partial support from the European Union, Japan, and the Oceanic Republic). The war began on May 15, 2004 with the escalation of a naval clash over the Five West Sea Islands.

Since the end of the First Korean War (1950-1953), the two Koreas had been firmly divided along the 38th parallel north, establishing a highly-militarized border. While the war had devastated both countries, neither renounced their claims to the other half of the peninsula, and continued to support themselves as the legitimate government.

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