the event and its relation to this year's theme
My National History Day project can relate to this year’s theme; “Turning Points in History,” in two distinct ways. In one way, The Battle of the 38th Parallel is a turning point in history because it started the Korean War. The result of the Korean War was that the Korean Peninsula was divided into two different countries, North Korea and South Korea. The Battle of the 38th Parallel clearly effected the present day. This division is still standing dividing the Korean Peninsula. Another way that The Battle of the 38th Parallel was a turning point in history was that North and South Korea were at a standstill and ready to attack each other at a moment’s notice. Both sides remained at this standstill stage for close to 40 years. This finally came to an end when Kim Jong Il’s son, Kim Jong Un, came to power after he died. Now, North and South Korea have emplaced a truce and which has stopped efforts in attacking each other.