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A history lesson: Wars are sometimes avoidable
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The majority of Americans born after the 1950s have no conception of how unpopular the Korean War was at the time. Even today, the "forgotten war," known at the time as "Truman's war," is viewed as less than victorious as the demilitarized zone is roughly along the 38th parallel that divided North and South Korea in 1950. Nevertheless, the primary objective of keeping South Korea out of communist hands was achieved.