2 of 3 South Korean students in survey thought their country started the 1950 war

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In a shocking poll, 69 percent of South Korea’s high school students believed that it was the South that started the Korean War in 1950.

Hundreds of thousands of South Koreans fled south in mid-1950 after the North Korean army struck across the border.  /Wikipedia
Hundreds of thousands of South Koreans fled south in mid-1950 after the North Korean army struck across the border. /Wikipedia

President  Park Geun-Hye expressed dismay on June 17 during a cabinet meeting in the Blue House, the presidential office/residence complex in Seoul.

“This kind of wrong understanding of history will erode away our children’s basic value views and patriotism.

“It distorts the sacrifice our patriotic soldiers made to defend their country.

“We must prevent this situation from happening again,” said the president.

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