Maps of Interest
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The Korean War was a three-year-long conflict that began in 1950 when communist North Korea, supported by the Soviet Union and China, invaded South Korea which was supported by a U.S.-led coalition of UN forces. The two countries had only been officially divided at the 38th parallel two years prior, at the end of World War II. More than three million casualties and decades later, the two Koreas remain technically at war, locked in an unending stalemate. This map outlines the events of the Korean War from the seeds of strife to the current entrenched division. Published in July 2003 as half of a two–map set with "The Two Koreas."
2003 Korea was divided in 1948 following World War II, but war erupted again in 1950 when North Korea invaded South Korea. Decades later, old tensions still exist across the fragile Demilitarized Zone that separates the communist north from the democratic south. This political map contains information about the population, economy, and armaments of the two countries. Published in July 2003 as half of a two–map set with "The Forgotten War: Three Long Years in Korea."
This historic black and white map of Korea and Manchuria contains exceptionally detailed inset maps of Port Arthur and Vladivostok. Published in March 1904 with the article "Russian Development of Manchuria."