The Effects Of The Korean Armistice Agreement

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Throughout the early 1950’s the Korean Peninsula was a location with much civil unrest and violence. For this reason, it is a miracle that the Korean Armistice Agreement was actually mutually agreed upon by North and South Korea. Even with the constant complications, and early opposition surrounding the Korean Armistice Agreement, the aid of Dwight D Eisenhower made this unrealistic attempt of peace a reality. During 1950 there was much opposition to the thought of ending the Korean War. While the United States of America and the United Nations Command sought out to peacefully end the war, both North Korea and South Korea were hell-bent towards unifying the Korean peninsula in their own image. While at this time South Korea, was an ally of…show more content…
With this in mind, Korean Armistice talks started on July 10 of 1951 with Charles Joy primarily representing South Korea and the United States of America, while Nam II represented North Korea and the communist forces. These talks of Korean Armistice which occurred regularly in the city of Kaesong made a vast amount of progress to a point where Joy and Nam forged an agenda. Unfortunately, these talks were delayed on August 23, 1951, since North Korea claimed that Kaesong was bombed and proceeded to demand that the United Nations Command perform an investigation. In spite of these events, the investigation did not play a major role in the talks of Armistice due to China’s active resistance of an investigation conducted by the United Nations Command. As a result, the United States of America and South Korea believed North Korea fabricated the claim thus postponing Armistice talks as a result of rising tensions. Eventually, Armistice talks emerged again in October 1951 at the village of Panmunjom. Even though Armistice talks were progressing at this time there was further conflict associated with the content of the Korean Armistice Agreement. As a result, the Korean Armistice Agreement almost failed, due to the issue of how each country would release their prisoners of war. President Rhee of South Korea almost prolonged the war by ordering…show more content…
Including, but not limited: to suspending hostilities, withdrawing all troops and equipment from a 4000-meter zone, prevention of either side entering the other’s territory, and establishing the Military Armistice Commission. For these reasons, the Korean Armistice Agreement constructed the Kansas Line, which was originally planned to be along the 38th parallel with the intent to divide North Korea and South Korea. Alongside with the Kansas Line, the Armistice agreement established the Neutral Nations Repatriation Commission that had the job of handling the repatriations of the prisoners of war. Additionally, the creation of the Neutral Nations Supervisory Commission, which prevented North Korea and South Korea from going back to war, led by Sweden, Czechoslovakia, Switzerland, and Poland, was a result of the Armistice

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