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World History Minute: The Korean Armistice

On July 27, 1953, the Korean War armistice created a demilitarized zone near the 38th Parallel—which meant the boundaries between the North and South were about where they had been when the fighting started. Sixty years later, the Koreas have separately evolved into radically-different places. Historian John Schmidt recalls what happened. 

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