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Second Korean War (A Red Century)

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Korean War

Second Korean War
Second Korean War Clockwise: Soviet MiG-39 fighters over the skies of N. Korea, ROKAF F-15s patrolling the skies of South Korea, Soviet T-90A fighting in North Pyongan, South Korean K1 tanks on road to Parallel 38, North Korean military parade in Pyongyang, North Korean tanks fighting near the border with South Korea

1 September 1998


14 October 1998


Korean Peninsula

  • South Korean victory
  • Unification of Korea

Flag of North KoreaNorth Korea

Flag of South KoreaSouth Korea
Flag of the United States United States
Flag of the Soviet Union Soviet Union


Flag of North KoreaKim Jong-il
Flag of North KoreaRi Yong-Ho

Flag of South KoreaKim Dae-jung
Flag of South KoreaJo Young-Gil
Flag of the United StatesJoseph Prueher
Flag of the Soviet UnionV.I. Novozhilov


-North Korea

  • 6,100,000 troops
  • 3600 tanks
  • 500 fighters

-South Korea

  • 3,695,000 troops
  • 450 fighters
  • 3100 tanks

-United States Forces Korea

  • 50,000 troops
  • 180 fighters
  • 800 tanks
  • Four aircraft carriers (Pacific Fleet)

-Far Eastern Military District (USSR)

  • 276,000 troops
  • 150 fighters
  • 4320 tanks
  • Two aircraft carriers (Pacific Ocean Fleet)
Casualties and Losses

-North Korea

  • 41,700 military deaths
  • 141,000 military wounded
  • 9550 civilian deaths
  • 14,620 civilian wounded

-South Korea

  • 17,000 military deaths
  • 45,100 military wounded
  • 1450 civilian deaths
  • 11,330 civilian wounded

-United States

  • 3000 military deaths
  • 10,050 military wounded

-Soviet Union

  • 11,750 military deaths
  • 28,950 military wounded


  • 23 civilian deaths
  • 141 civilian wounded

The Second Korean War (1 September 1998 - 14 October 1998), also known as the Korean War Continuation, Операция "Драконий хвост" (Operation Dragon Tail in Russian) or simply the War of Conclusion, was a military conflict taken place in the Korean Peninsula. The cause of the conflict was North Korea's refusal to comply with UN Security Council resolution to halt it`s nuclear program which was close to producing a working fission device.

This war is remarkable in the way that it was the first fought with an alliance between the United States and the Soviet Union, it set a new turn in the relations between the two world superpowers which had been severely strained since the Great Middle East War.

See Also

Links: A Red Century

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