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Next in line on the trail is The Korean War bust. The monument is of a man wrapped in a standard issue blanket, reflecting the cold temperatures that most soldiers experienced while fighting in Korea. This conflict was fought to diffuse a Communist spread into Asia. After World War II, Russia became the next major threat with their attempt at spreading their influence into Asia. When peace was declared after World War II, Korea was split in half, with the Socialists in North Korea attempting to invade South Korea. The United Nations intervened, defending the infamous 38th Parallel from the North Koreans, who were backed by the communist forces of China and Russia. The UN used both swift infantry raids and bombing runs in order to force back the North Koreans from the demilitarized zone, but in 1953 a stalemate was declared. UN forces still occupy the 38th parallel to this day.

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