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How many were killed during the Korean War?

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James Washington on January 15, 2020

The figures of casualties of the Korean War vary widely depending on the source. The best estimates by Western countries, which is estimated at the end of the war the countries that participate in the three-year conflict had suffered a total of more than 4 million victims, of which 2 million were civilians. According to the U.S. Department of Defense, the united States suffered 33,686 battle deaths, along with 2,830 non-battle deaths during the Korean War, and after more than 50 years, there are more than 8,176 Americans still reported as missing. South korea sustained 1,312,836 victims, including 415,004 dead. Casualties among other UN partners amounted to 16,532, including 3,094 dead. Estimated North Korean casualties numbered 2 million, including about 1 million civilians and about 520,000 soldiers dead. An estimated 900,000 Chinese soldiers lost their lives in battle.

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