The war was a draw. After three hard years of fighting nothing was decided; the Communists continued to rule the regions north of the 38th parallel and the Democracies the southern. The deep distrust and general uneasiness concerning diplomatic relations with North Korea in the decades following the war are based on numerous examples of tyrannical horror that the regime has repeatedly practiced.One of the greatest surprises at the end of the war was the revelation that the Communist forces had murdered 85 to 90 percent of their prisoners.
This is a report from an American military history book penned by the U.S. Army listing the losses and gains of the Korean War (1950 - 1953). In five sentences this article gives the number of dead and wounded on both sides as well as the amount of ground lost to the Chinese and North Korean military. It is based upon the most reliable data available in 1956.