The war and its aftermath exerted a significant influence on the behavioral patterns and ways of thinking of South Koreans for quite some time.
In Japan, the “Fifteen Year War” includes the period that began with the Manchurian Incident in 1931, followed by the Sino-Japanese War in 1937, and ending with Japan’s defeat in the Pacific War in 1945.
Even after the armistice, the state of confrontation between the South and the North has continued.
In this way, South Koreans have endured decades of tension and struggle to survive.
Sixty years hence, South Korea now strives to play a central role in resolving the common problems of the global community, as evidenced by its hosting of the G-20 Summit in Seoul, in November 2010.