Is there a reason that Korean War is called The Forgotten War?
It is called the “Forgotten War” largely due to the fact that it was largely ignored or dismissed within American society both during and after its occurrence. The Korean war occurred almost directly after the Second World War during a time when many Americans wanted to forget the events and tragedies of the conflict and instead focus on the rebuilding of their own world and society.
The tragedies and difficulties of the Korean War led to many people not wanting to hear about the events and issues within the region, which often led to it being called the “Forgotten War”. The fact that it also was never formally won or lost also meant that it just gradually faded from popular discussion and media and so became “forgotten” by American people instead of being celebrated or commiserated upon its ending