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Map of Korea... Specially drawn for the Daily Telegraph by "Geographia" Ltd.
London: Hutchinson & Co. [1950].

51 x 38 cm. Black and white save the surrounding seas and the border with China which are in blue. The 38th parallel is demarcated across the centre of the map. Inset map of China etc entitled The Far East showing the area covered by the main map.

Korea was ruled by Imperial Japan from 1910 until the closing days of World War II. In August 1945, the Soviet Union declared war on Imperial Japan, as a result of an agreement with the United States, and liberated Korea north of the 38th parallel. U.S. forces subsequently moved into the south. By 1948, as a product of the Cold War between the Soviet Union and the United States, Korea was split into two regions, with separate governments. Both claimed to be the legitimate government of all of Korea, and neither accepted the border as permanent. The conflict escalated into open warfare when North Korean forces—supported by the Soviet Union and China—moved into the south on 25 June 1950.

Price £ 150.00
Stock Code 52736
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