Now the country has received once-unthinkable validation of its artistic achievement: a best-picture Oscar. In office buildings in downtown Seoul, where people were watching live streams of the awards ceremony, cheers rang out on Monday morning. The South Korean president kicked off his staff meeting with a round of applause for the director. Local media sent out news flashes. South Koreans expressed surprise and gratification over the honors.
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A particularly brutal conflict, it took the lives of an estimated three to four million people, many of them civilians, and left the Korean Peninsula devastated, particularly in the North, where roughly 25 percent of the population was believed to have been killed. The conflict started when North Korea, which had the backing of the Soviet Union and China, invaded the South in June and quickly pushed South Korean forces to the southeastern tip of the Korean Peninsula. Douglas MacArthur, invaded behind enemy lines in September at the coastal city of Incheon, pushing the North Korean forces back past their border. A particularly bloody stage of the conflict came after the allied forces drove the North Korean troops to the Chinese border, and China entered the conflict in October