After Korea achieved their liberation from Japan, Korea became an independent country. Russia and the U.S. occupied Korea to “help” the Korean government. Because two countries, Russia and the U.S. had different political philosophies, communism and democracy, they created the 38th Parallel based on the 38 degrees north of the equator and separated Korea into two parts in 1945. The official day that the Korean War was started was June 25, 1950 which is five years after the creation of the 38th Parallel when the North Korean's concocted a surprise attack and invaded Pusan. Yet, the scale has tipped towards South Korea after Douglas MacArthur landed in Incheon on September 15, 1950. Ten days later, the U.S. recaptured Seoul and all the territories of South Korea, and on October 20, 1950, UN solders reached Pyongyang.
Many Koreans who were not trained to be soldiers sacrificed their lives during the Korean War, and many women whose husband was in the war endured great difficulties on maintaining their family lives. Some Koreans were discriminated against and were mistreated as traitor or betrayer due to a misunderstanding that some of their family members were in North Korea. In the U.S., the Korean War became the Forgotten War which no one really remembered. To this day, some Koreans still couldn’t meet their mother, father and sibling for over 60 years.
Women, Military Brides and War Brides:
Closely located near the 38th parallel line, where North Korea and South Korea are divided in half, lies dozens of clubs, bars, and pubs. American men that were stationed at these locations were able to go to these clubs where they were treated as “kings” by women who were known as camp-town women or as most say, prositutes. Depending on what race you were, you were located where the most beautiful camp women would be. Many of the military men who came in contact with a women in which he had a child with are known as Amerasians.