Whether or not Eisenhower`s threats of atomic attacks helped, until July 1953, all parties involved in the conflict were ready to sign an agreement to end the bloodshed. The ceasefire signed on 27 July established a committee of representatives of neutral countries to decide the fate of thousands of prisoners of war on both sides. Eventually, it was decided that prisoners of war could choose their one-year destiny – stay where they were, or return home. A new border has been drawn between North and South Korea, giving additional territory to South Korea and demilitarizing the area between the two nations. The war claimed the lives of millions of Koreans and Chinese, as well as more than 50,000 Americans. It had been a frustrating war for the Americans, accustomed to forcing the unconditional surrender of their enemies. Many also did not understand why the United States had not extended the war to China or had used its nuclear arsenal. However, as government officials were well aware, such actions would probably have triggered the Third World War. „While Canada and other international actors have expressed hope that the ceasefire can serve as the basis for negotiations for a final settlement of the conflict, it seems more likely that it has only been used to adjourn it.“ Under international law, a ceasefire is a legal agreement (often in a document) that puts an end to fighting between the „belligerents“ of war or conflict.  In the Hague Convention of 1899, in which three treaties were concluded and three declarations were made, the Convention on the Laws and Customs of War in Rural Areas established that „if the duration of the ceasefire is not fixed“, the parties can resume fighting (Article 36) at their convenience, but with correct communications. It is a „fixed-term“ ceasefire, where the parties can only renew the fighting at the end of their fixed duration.
If the belligerents say (in fact) „this ceasefire puts a complete end to the fighting“ without a ceasefire deadline, then the duration of the ceasefire is set in the sense that no resumption of fighting is allowed at any time. Thus, the Korean ceasefire agreement calls for a „ceasefire and ceasefire“ and aims to „achieve a ceasefire that guarantees a complete cessation of hostilities and all armed acts in Korea until a definitive peaceful solution is found.  But the war ended with a ceasefire, an agreement in which both sides agreed to cease fighting instead of surrendering. For both sides, a ceasefire was the quickest way to end the misery and massacre of war. The agreement confirmed the influence of Russia and Turkey in the region, while bequeathing the Western powers. On Tuesday, Russia denied that Turkish peacekeepers would be allowed to send to Nagorno-Karabakh, while Azerbaijan`s president, Ilham Aliyev, claimed they would.