The year in stamps: 1953 The signing of the Armistice Agreement

South Korea

The year 1953 was a significant one in the history of South Korea. The country was still in the throes of the Korean War, which had been raging since 1950, but the situation had begun to stabilize as the two sides continued negotiating a ceasefire. Meanwhile, life for ordinary Koreans continued, albeit with significant challenges and difficulties.

The Korean War, which began in 1950, had ravaged the Korean peninsula for three years, with both North and South Korea suffering massive casualties and widespread destruction. By 1953, however, a ceasefire had been agreed upon, and negotiations were underway to bring an end to the conflict. On July 27, 1953, the Armistice Agreement was signed, effectively ending the war and establishing a demilitarized zone (DMZ) between North and South Korea.

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