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Fast Facts

Veterans, students, government, educational and media individuals and institutions often have general questions about the Korean War. This page provides some “Fast Facts” about the Korean War in order to provide a brief overview of purpose, events, and statistics. As very little about war, or individual or nation involvement in war is simple, this information is not intended to be comprehensive. Contact the Center (see the Contact Us page) if you have questions or wish to schedule a brief or extended visit to the Center for the Study of the Korean War.


When was the Korean War?

Who was involved in the Korean War?

Where was the Korean War fought?

Why was the Korean War fought? What was the outcome?

What were the costs of this war?

What is significant about the Korean War in US history?

What lessons can be learned from the Korean War?