The Korean War does not get the attention that other “higher profile” wars do today, such as World War II and Vietnam. There is even a book entitled The Korean War: America’s Forgotten War.
Did it make a difference? Did the Korean War achieve anything?
Check out this entry over at Strange Maps before answering that question.
One fellow in the comments on that blog wondered if the picture had been doctored and pointed out that in another picture, such as this one (warning, it’s big) of the globe, you can see a few more lights if you zoom in for a closer look at the Korean Peninsula. However, even in that picture the obvious contrast between life on opposite sides of the 38th parallel is still startling.