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Venue of Korean armistice

Today's Geo Quiz is about peace or the lack thereof on the Korean peninsula. Throughout most of history wars have come and gone. And occasionally peace treaties were signed. Occasionally nations only agree to a cease-fire, maybe an armistice. The Korean War armistice was signed in 1953 but never followed by a formal peace treaty. The question we have for you is simply: where was it signed?

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Today's Geo Quiz is about peace or the lack thereof on the Korean peninsula. Throughout most of history wars have come and gone. And occasionally peace treaties were signed. Occasionally nations agree to something less than a formal peace treaty. A truce or a cease-fire, maybe an armistice.

An armistice is when warring parties agree to stop fighting but it's a temporary fix, not necessarily the end of war. The Korean War armistice is a case in point. It was signed but was never followed by a formal peace treaty. So technically, political scientists like to point out, North and South Korea are still at war.

The question we have for you about the Korean armistice is simply: where was it signed? The document in English, Korean and Chinese was inked in July 1953, in a village that's still located on one of the most heavily militarized borders in the world.

Can you name it?

Geo Answer:

The answer is Panmunjom. Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with journalist Donald Kirk in Seoul, South Korea about the difference between an armistice (like the armistice that brought the Korean War to an end) and a peace treaty.