Imagine grandfather. When North Korea crossed the

Imagine your ten-year-old self, at home scared, listening to the gunshots and bombings in the distance. As you try to get to sleep, your father abruptly calls everyone to pack the belongings. You’re baffled and frightened. Your father tells your family that you have to move away to Busan, away from the North Korean soldiers. You don’t want to leave your home or your friends. North Korean soldiers are everywhere, and you would have to hide from them throughout the journey. If you got caught, you would be in a lot of trouble. It took 20 long days to arrive in Busan, and you are exhausted and hungry, but there is nothing much to eat. This is what happened to my grandfather. When North Korea crossed the 38th parallel, chaos spread across Korea. Korea’s most tragic war had started. The Korean War started in 1950 and ended in 1953. According to the article “Korean War Fast Facts” on CNN, the Soviet Union and China gave aid North Korea, while the US gave aid to the South. Families have broken apart, and the food was scarce. The South Korean army was not as advanced and trained well as the North Korean army. Buildings, roads, bridges and much much more were demolished. The Korean war was a very disastrous war, and it didn’t benefit South Korea in any way.  (Body paragraph #2)Furthermore, South Korea was destroyed in many places. According to the article “The Impact of the Korean War on the Korean Economy” by Jong Won Lee, 46.9% of railroads, 1656 roads, and 1453 bridges were broken down during the war. 44% of factory buildings were destroyed and 80% of power plants as well. The worst damage that was caused was in the mining industry, where 51% of it was demolished. This was 549 million US dollars worth. My grandfather had also told me that the land was left in ruins from the bombings. This made life hard for my grandfather because they used to farm for a living, but the land was unable to be used. They had to find other things to earn money. On the article “The Impact of the Korean War on the Korean Economy” by Jong Won Lee it says, “The total war damage was estimated as high as 41.23 billion won, equivalent to US$6.9 billion when the official exchange rate was applied (US$2.3 billion with the market rate).” All of this damage lead to inflation. South Korea was extremely damaged after the war. There was no benefit to this, as it cost South Korea a ton of money.