1. How many nations were engaged in combat in the Korean War?
2. What nation ruled the Korean Peninsula from 1910 until the end of World War II?
3. During the Korean War, President Harry Truman relieved General Douglas MacArthur as commander of the forces for making public statements that contradicted the administration's policies. Can you name the general officer who replaced MacArthur?
4. The current Secretary General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon, has been quoted as saying that he grew up in war and saw the United Nations help his country to recover and rebuild. That experience was a big part of what led him to pursue a career in public service. What public service office did he hold prior to becoming the eighth Secretary General of the U.N.?
5. Earlier this week, North Korea threatened to cancel the armistice that ended the Korean War. In what year was that armistice signed?
1. In addition to Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea), one other nation fought for the north. In addition to the Republic of Korean (South Korea) forces, 15 fought for the south.
2. The Empire of Japan
3. General Matthew Ridgway
4. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon was a South Korean foreign minister.
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